Full Body Barre Workout

Hi guys! It's Robin from The Balanced Life Welcome to your Full Body Barre workout

For this routine all you need is a mat and something to hold your balance, so maybe a chair or a countertop or the back of your couch This is going to be a full body workout and it's going to feel so good to have done Let's go ahead and get started [Music] Let's start in a standing position with our feet about sit bone distance apart And let's just take a minute to find our posture today

So press both feet into the mat, spread your toes out, feel grounded into the earth, and then work up from there So create a little bit of length in your lower back Good Feel your rib cage back over your pelvis, shoulders are open, relax in your back, lengthening up through the back of your neck, lengthening out through the top of your spine, and starting to lift the core Just gently so that you're engaged, you're active, you're ready to move

Good From here let's take the hands to the hips Inhale, just sit back into a chair position So you actually feel your booty go back behind you, you feel your sit bones widen, and then stand tall Bring your pelvis right back up

Good Inhale, and exhale We're just doing a little warm up Getting things moving Good

Back, and up Sit bones back, and up Feel those sit bones widen behind you That's how you're going to get out of that tucked pelvis You'll go to a lot of barre studios where they teach you to tuck tuck tuck tuck, right? That's what they're known for: Tuck your pelvis

Well, I am against that I can't even tell you how many clients I've seen who end up with back problems from the excessive tucking and the way that that creates muscle imbalance So here in our barre classes we're working with a neutral spine We might tuck occasionally but like right now I'm getting you to actually sit those sit bones back behind you, feel them widen, because our body needs to move that way It was designed to move that way

Okay? Functional fitness All right, enough talking, Robin Let's sit back, hold, bring your arms forward, little pulses Down, and down Can you lift the abdominals so they're drawing up towards your spine? Good

Let's go for five, four, three, two, one Standing tall raise up onto the ball of the foot Bring your arms out to a tee and just hold your balance here It's a little challenging on the sand Relax the shoulders, draw the abdominals up and in

Good Close, and open Close, and open Lift the thigh muscles up off of your knee Yeah–that's a weird cue, right? But feel it

It helps you to engage those quads, lift the pelvic floor, wrap the abdominals around your waist Three more Three, two, and one Lower the heels, come into a wide stance Let's go ahead and place one hand on our barre if you need it, otherwise arms just come straight out

We're going to bend, and stretch Bend, and stretch Good Three, two, notice how my pelvis is upright I'm not obsessing about the tuck and squeeze at the top

I'm actually getting a lift Lifting of the pelvic floor, lifting of the inner thighs, lifting of the glutes Yes, not a tuck, not a downward pressure A lift That's what we want

Good Four, this is awkward Can you see how my barre is too short? I'm just going with it, right? We might even just keep it out It's awkward anyway having a chair at the beach I think people are walking by going "that's weird"

All right, hold your plie here Good Can you sit a little bit deeper? Good Now one hand on the barre, stretch over and back, over and back Just for five

Three, four, five Come to a tee Now from here pulse your legs back, back, back Four, five, six, seven It's small

It's coming right here from the external rotators of the hip Two, one Stand tall Take your barre, place it on the other side of you, plies again We go down, and up

Down, and up Remember we've got that lift on the way up Three, four, shoulders are relaxed Good Seven, eight, nine, hold on ten

Nice and low Good From here let's go over and up, over and up Three, four, five, hold here Pulse back

Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one Standing tall Good From here we're going to do a side tilt so find your barre Depending on how high it is, you might go to your elbow or your forearm

If you have a low barre like I do today, just use a straight arm You just want your torso in a side tilt on this long diagonal angle Hand to your hip Here we go Raise and lower, raise and lower

The knee and the top of the foot are pointing straight forward towards me Four, five, six, good, seven You're going to feel this on the outside of your leg as well as your standing leg Hold here and lift Pulse it up, up, up, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, hold on ten

Just breathe Nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one, and down Take your barre back to the other side We've got to keep it balanced So find that torso tilt, side tilt

Here we go Lift for ten, nine, good Try to keep your torso nice and still You're lifted on the underside You're long through your spine

Five, six, seven, eight, nine, hold on ten Pulse it Go ten, nine, second side is always harder, five, four, three, two, one Hold Nine, eight, seven, I'm shaking, five, four, three, two, and one

Lower down Beautiful From here we're going to head down to our mat for a quick ab section Scoot your hips forward just slightly so you've got room on your mat to roll back The arms are going to come straight forward

Again, the shoulders are relaxed on your spine Inhale to prepare and as you exhale, tuck your tailbone, round your way back to the mat all the way Good Letting your head rest, your collarbone fall open, knees are bent, feet flat on the floor Take your right knee up to tabletop, bring your left knee up to meet it

Glue those legs together Inhale to prepare, exhale to curl up We're going into double leg stretch Inhale and exhale Your chest is lifted the whole time

Three, four, five, get a little bit higher up on the tips of those shoulder blades, ten Hold here Lift a little higher Both hands to your right knee as you stretch the left leg out, and switch it One, two, three, keep breathing, ten

Good Both knees come up Lift a little bit higher Rock yourself up to seated and we'll end with rolling like a ball So find your tucked position

Draw the belly button away from your thighs, tuck your tailbone, roll back, roll up and hold Rolling along the nice rounded spine and using that core control to balance at the top You just roll back up onto the top of your spine–not up onto your neck Rather I should say the top of your back Good

I'm a little rocking and rolling on the sand today Tuck and roll One more time This is a wonderful massage for your spine Just for fun hold your balance at the top

Can we find a V, an open leg rocker prep? Can we hold this? Can we find it? Lift that chest up nice and high, bring the legs back together, bend the knees, and you're done for the day! Great job! I hope you enjoyed this Full Body Barre workout If you enjoyed this workout, please click "like" and be sure to subscribe to the channel You'll be notified whenever a new workout goes live You can also click the link below to check out full-length workouts that you can do from home Thanks for joining me today

I'll see you back here very soon! [Music] [Music}

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