Today I’m sharing some of my favorite at home barre equipment. I know more people are working out at home than usual right now, so I though I’d share what I use.
This is week 8 or 9 for me social distancing. It feels so strange to think that it’s been that long since I last went to the gym. I can’t even remember the last time it’s been that long since I was last in a gym. I’ll be glad to be back at my gym once it’s safe to do so, but at the moment I’m getting in all of my workouts from home, in addition to a few walks outdoors.
I thought it would be helpful to out together a list of some of my favorite barre equipment to use at home.
If you’re working out on a hard surface then I think a yoga mat is essential. Not only does it give you a bit of padding under your feel but it also keeps you from sliding around on the floor. I’m a huge fan of Manduka. I love my Manduka Pro mat (affiliate link). I’ve had it for years now and it’s in really good shape still – even going through yoga teacher training with me. I also find a yoga mat useful for anything that I’m doing on the floor like crunches or planks. It’s just more comfortable for my back, knees, and forearms.
Lots of barre workouts will include using balls. You can usually figure out a way to modify the exercise without the ball, but I really like using them because it typically adds some resistance. I have a ball similar to these ones (affiliate link).
Since barre workouts are all about the muscular endurance, you’ll want to make sure that you’re using lighter weights than you would during a strength training workout. Barre workouts utilize lighter weights with higher reps.
I like these ones (affiliate link) from Amazon. 2 or 5 pound ones would work well for barre workouts. If you don’t have a pair of light dumbbells you could also use a pair of cans of soup or two water bottles filled with the same amount of water. At home workouts sometimes mean that you have to get creative with what you have to work with, but it can be done!
Do you do barre workouts? If so, what are some of your favorite pieces of barre equipment to use at home?
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