Well... P57 and PopPhysique both have a lot of pilates influence and aren't really classical ballet barre work. If you want something like that, I've heard good things about the Ballet Beautiful series: http://www.amazon.com/Ballet-Beautiful-Total-Body-Workout/dp/B0095R7KN4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1391643514&sr=8-3&keywords=swan+arms+ballet
When I first started, I used Element Ballet - much more classically focused: http://www.amazon.com/Element-Ballet-Conditioning-Elise-Gulan/dp/B000WC38BO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1391643693&sr=8-1&keywords=element+ballet+conditioning
Hope this helps! Akeena
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2/5/14 12:57 P
Hi! I also looove barre and can't afford to take classes anymore. I hope I'm not hijacking your thread if I ask a related question... would you say the DVDs you've used have much ballet influence? I've been to two different barre classes, both had lots of variety (pilates, a little cardio, isometric/resistance exercises) but one barely had any ballet influence where the other one had a little more ballet-inspired moves (pliés, different foot/arm positions, etc.). This might be difficult to judge and I'm kind of explaining it awkwardly but do you have any input?
You don't need a barre - I just use a dining chair and it works great for me. For Physique 57, I use a set of 5 & 8 pound weights. P57 uses a playground ball (which comes with the set) and a thick mat (I use a couch cushion). For PopPhysique, I use 3 & 5 pound weights. Other than that, you really don't need anything else. Have a great day! Akeena
Edited by: AKEENA1 at: 2/4/2014 (11:10)
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2/4/14 10:36 A
Hi Carrie, I love Barre workouts! I own both volumes of Physique 57 and the three dvds of PopPhysique. I think they're great and have lost 35+ pounds almost exclusively through Physique 57. Both are available on Amazon & I also saw PopPhysique at my local Target. Hope this helps! Akeena
Hey, I'm Carrie. I've been going to a Pure Barre studio pretty religiously since February when I started getting serious about losing weight and getting healthy. I am addicted to it and the results I've had. I know many people do at home Barre workouts. I'm wondering if anyone has done classes and at home and how they feel they compare. I really like the accountability of going to class, but it would definitely be a lot cheaper to buy some DVDs and do it at home. Does anyone have any feedback on that? Thanks!
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