Toning, high-impact, intermediate Barre workout for the legs by Action Jacquelyn

Length: 7 min 46 sec

In this Barre workout, Jacquelyn brings you through pliés in first and second position, working on flat feet, raised heels, and plié jumps.

Included Features

Warmup Equipment needed Yoga mat (optional)


Space needed

Width of a yoga mat

Beginner Modifications

Apartment friendly?


Advanced Modifications

Shoes needed?

No, but recommended


Sweat Level sweat dropx3 Fun Level happy facex2
Burn Level flamex5 Soreness Level ouchx1
Torture Level dying facex5 Ease of Following thumbs upx5

You wouldn’t think something as elegant as barre would get such a high torture rating, would you? This workout is only five minutes long but it’s actually a killer workout for your legs.

My thighs burned like the dickens, especially because I did this after Blogilates’ Inner Thigh Isolation video, which was almost the same as this this video (big mistake). My legs were shaking and my feet started to hurt. I’m not kidding; this is not an easy workout.

And when you get to the jumping pliés, you’ll want to die, because it bumps up the workout to a cardio exercise that will get your heartbeat up, all while your thighs are still burning. Thus the high torture level and the low fun level.

But it’s a short workout and it goes by fast, so you won’t regret doing it (once it’s done)!

If you’re already a beast (or you’re a little insane), get some small dumbbells and work your arms too (but I really don’t recommend it for the added torture…)!

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