This results-oriented low impact workout focuses on strength, flexibility, and high energy fun. If you don't already own a barre (which Cathe calls her "Turbo Tower"), you can simply use a chair to participate in this workout.
This routine is the ultimate long and lean total body strengthening routine and uses most of the same methods that many professional dancers use when they train. Expect to combine elements of Pilates, yoga, and ballet, drizzled with some light cardio benefits for an excellent total body conditioning workout.
After a warm up, you'll strengthen the upper and lower body with light to moderate hand weights. (Have a lighter and heavier set handy so you can quickly make adjustments to challenge your muscles appropriately.) After the hand weight conditioning segment, you'll get your barre or a chair for a very challenging lower body leg strengthening segment. Finally you'll conclude with a very intense core workout!
The time breakdown of Turbo Barre is as follows:
Total time -- 74 minutes
- Warm up, 10:41 minutes
- Upper/lower body muscle endurance 10:54 minutes
- Leg work with resistance band loops, 6:37 minutes
- Ballet barre leg conditioning, 27:31 minutes
- Floorwork, 4:05 minutes
- Abs/core, 7:34 minutes
- Stretch, 7:42 minutes