If you're redesigning your home's workout room and you're looking to spice up your exercise routine, purchasing a Boss Ballet Barre may be the right choice for you. A ballet-inspired workout is great for toning and sculpting your legs and core while improving your balance and flexibility. To help you get started on your new routine, we've listed 3 ballet-based exercises to perform on your barre.
To make your foray into barre exercises easier, it's important to learn two
basic ballet foot positions. First is foot position one, where you put your
heels together with your toes facing out in a 45 degree angle. Second is foot
position two which is similar to position one, but instead of keeping your
heels together you will separate them until your legs are a tad wider than your
hips. Knowing these two positions are enough to get you started with a few
Stand with your right hip facing the ballet barre and place your right hand
on the barre, but resist the urge to hold it with a firm grip. Start with your
feet in position one and bend your knees until they are over your toes. After
going about halfway down, stand back up. While performing this exercise your
back should stay straight, and your heels should not leave the floor. Once
you've done 12 to 15 repetitions, change your feet to position two. In position
two, try lowering yourself until your thighs are perfectly parallel to the
floor. Unlike position one, your heels will leave the floor as you bend your
knees, but your back must always stay straight.
While in foot position one, face your ballet barre.
Gently place both of your hands on the barre to help you balance. With a
straight back and locked knees raise up onto your toes and then slowly lower
yourself until your heels are back on the ground. You should do at least 15 to
20 repetitions. This exercise will help you strengthen your calf and ankle
To begin, face the ballet barre in first position with your hands gently
resting on it. While flexing your abdominal muscles, slowly reach one of you
legs back while the other leg stays firmly planted on the ground. The leg that
is moving should not bend and should be slightly turned out. Lift your leg as
high as you can without compromising your bodies positioning. Once at your
highest point, hold your leg in that spot for two counts and then slowly lower
it back to foot position one. You should repeat this exercise 12 to 15 times
with both legs. This exercise is great for toning your legs and buttocks.
If you're interested in adding a Boss Ballet Barre to your home gym, please contact
us, and we'll help you find the perfect barre for your needs.