Lean legs and a tight tush are just three moves away with Daily Burn’s simple, ballet-inspired barre workout. Try these easy moves, then come back for more!
1 Seat Shaper
WORKS: butt, hips and core. Stand with hands on chair for balance, heels together and toes turned out. Bend knees slightly and bring right toes behind ankle (left). Keeping torso straight, squeeze glutes to lift right leg back (right). Do two pulses and return to A for one rep. Do 15 to 20 reps; switch legs.
MAKE IT EASIER: Don’t kick back as high.
MAKE IT HARDER: Let go of the chair or start (left) in a deeper plié.
2 Chair Lift
WORKS: butt and core. Start on back in front of chair, arms at sides, palms down, neck relaxed. Bend right leg 90 degrees, heel on chair. Extend left leg straight up (A). Push onto right foot, squeezing glutes and lifting hips into a straight line. Hold two seconds and lower for one rep. Do 15 to 20 reps for one set; switch sides.
MAKE IT EASIER: Start with both heels on chair.
MAKE IT HARDER: Add 10 pulses with straight leg after each set.
3 Thigh Toner
WORKS: thighs, calves and core. Stand with fingertips on back of chair for balance, legs parallel, a rolled-up towel between thighs. Squeezing towel, rise onto balls of feet (left). Slowly bend knees and lower six to eight inches into plié, keeping torso vertical (right). Hold for two seconds, then return to (left) for one rep. Do 15 to 20 reps for one set. Rest and repeat.
MAKE IT EASIER: Skip the towel.
MAKE IT HARDER: At the end of each set, hold (right) and pulse thighs 20 times.