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Old 06-22-21, 09:20 PM  
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Beginner Barre?

What is a good beginner barre workout? Either DVD or You Tube? I'm trying to get back into barre again after a long layoff.
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Old 06-23-21, 04:34 AM  
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Not that I do barre much anymore, but I found Suzanne Bowen good to start with.
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Old 06-23-21, 07:35 AM  
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I have asked this question before, and the responses I received most were the old Lotte Berks, Barre 3, Suzanne Bowen workouts, and the Bar Method workouts, specifically the ones with Burr Leonard.
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Old 06-23-21, 07:59 AM  
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I like The Bar Method for its slow methodical approach, and the Burr Leonard ones would be the place for a beginner to start. The Fluidity DVDs - the ones that came with the barre - are also good and might be available for trade. I'm currently cycling back to the old Exhale Core Fusion DVDs, and they could also be a good place to start because they have lovely short 10-minute segments, and the instruction is good.
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Old 06-23-21, 08:37 AM  
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Leah Sarago has short segments on her streaming site that are beginning barre. I find them challenging even though they’re “beginner” and they’re broken into segments for abs, thighs, upper body.
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Old 06-23-21, 08:49 AM  
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I really like Suzanne Bowen's Flat Belly Barre. I've been doing it for a few months as a postpartum workout. It's a nice pace, nothing too crazy, but surprisingly effective. She has three levels for each exercise and I still get a nice workout from following the beginner or intermediate level (I hardly ever follow the advanced exerciser). It's kind of a sneaky workout, it looks easier than it is, and like a lot of things you get what you put into it. I've had nice slimming results (especially my thighs) just focusing on form.
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Old 06-23-21, 08:52 AM  
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Ditto on the Flat Belly Barre DVD from Suzanne. I like it very much.

Barre3's streaming stuff doesn't feel as much like barre to me - it certainly has barre elements, but it feels to me more like a fusion workout. Barre3's old DVDs felt more like traditional barre.

Bar Method is also very good.

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Old 06-23-21, 01:08 PM  
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The Bar Method Change Your Body has excellent form pointers. Also Cardio Barre has four workouts: Intro, Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.
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Old 06-23-21, 01:47 PM  
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I was going to say Suzanne Bowen flat belly barre as well -it's got 3 workouts and she had 3 levels (beg/int/adv) demonstrated for each workout. The original bar methods are on ebay cheap. But Suzanne gets the workout done in 30 min v. the longer original bar methods.
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Old 06-23-21, 06:48 PM  
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I'm currently cycling back to the old Exhale Core Fusion DVDs, and they could also be a good place to start because they have lovely short 10-minute segments, and the instruction is good.
Exhale also has a "Barre Basics for beginners" DVD that has extra instruction as a separate chapter, plus segments from their previously released workouts.

i learned barre from Callanetics - the original 10/10 workout. it goes slowly and Callan has many cast members at different levels, men and women. she has a 30-min beginners DVD too.
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