What You Need For At-Home Barre

woman practicing barre excercises

You can definitely do barre workouts at home. And here are a few things you will need first. If you head to a studio, you will want to bring some of these items to your class. But other items will only be required if you work out at home.

Comfortable and Stretchy Clothing

First, you need to wear the correct clothing for your barre workouts. This includes clothing in the studio or at home. When working out at home, you can wear whatever is comfortable without worrying about your appearance. You can even choose a sports bra and yoga pants. Make sure your clothing stretches and allows for movement. Yoga pants or leggings are a good choice. Avoid shorts. Your legs might rub together and be uncomfortable for barre workouts. Ballet socks, also called yoga socks or barre socks, are good. They have grippy bottoms to keep you from sliding or slipping around.

Something to Lean On

Many people who become enchanted with barre exercises decide to dedicate a space to their ballet and dance fitness. They may even mount a ballet barre on the wall. This is certainly an option available to you. However, there are other options as well. If you need a barre but don’t have the space to mount it to a wall, you can purchase a portable barre that functions similarly but is moveable. They are often lightweight and attached to a stand. Others use the back of a chair for their workouts, which is also effective. Make sure to test the height before use. You want to ensure that you can reach your leg on it comfortably.

Other Workout Tools

Other equipment and accessories may be required, depending on the style of barre workout you choose. Many barre workout routines include floor work, so you will want a yoga mat in a room with hard floors. Many workouts will also ask you to use a set of light hand weights and a small exercise ball.

Watch the DVDs or videos you use for your at-home barre workout before trying the exercises to find out what you need. Make a list of all the necessary equipment to have everything ready before your first workout.