17-Minute Barre Workout

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About This Workout
If Pilates sculpts your body, Xtend Barre chisels it. Developed by professional dancer, choreographer, and Pilates instructor Andrea Rogers, Xtend Barre combines the grace and flexibility of dance with the strength and sculpting of Pilates to give you a long, strong, lean physique. Get the dancer's arms you've always wanted, starting with this video! Read Coach Nicole's independent review of "Xtend Barre: Lean and Chiseled".
  • Length: 17 minutes
  • Equipment: Light dumbbells
  • Type of Workout: Barre-style strength training (toning) plus stretching
  • Muscles Worked: Upper body (shoulders, triceps, upper back, biceps, chest) and legs
  • Fitness Level: Intermediate to advanced
  • Impact: Medium Impact
  • Safety Precautions: This workout moves at a lively pace, so slow down if necessary to maintain proper form. Feel free to modify with no weights as well.
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Member Comments

  • This was tough, but I survived. - 10/8/2015 8:40:11 PM
  • This workout really kicked my butt and made me sweat. I do agree that they need to modify or have a person doing the modify workout for those of us who do not do ballet. I would do it again for the challenge, but I will create my own modification until I'm at the exercise level as these women in the video. - 9/12/2015 11:40:15 PM
  • as a woman with a high school dance background, I really enjoyed this! I felt like they were moving really fast but that may just be because it's my first time. I definitely felt challenged and like this workout was very effective. - 8/26/2015 10:59:08 PM
  • this workout was totally doable and fun. However, I agree with the other commenters that the well trained skinny models are not something I can relate to. - 7/18/2015 1:25:20 AM
  • this workout was totally doable and fun. However, I agree with the other commenters that the well trained skinny models are not something I can relate to. - 7/18/2015 1:25:20 AM
  • Please offer easier workouts for those of us with limited mobility - that is part of the reason we have weight issues...so showing instructors that are in perfect shape, doing the workouts at a fast pass does not motivate - it only adds to our frustration and sadness...
    Maybe just have a video for those of us who are older and/or have back and knee issues and severe arthritis... - 6/8/2015 5:49:09 PM
  • easy to follow steps and feel in the arms.x - 5/27/2015 8:15:22 AM
  • Thank you for adding this to the tracker! :) - 3/5/2015 9:47:53 AM
  • It doesn't look hard but my arms hurt afterwards! I'll do it again :-) - 1/5/2015 1:12:56 PM
  • I love this workout and am getting btter at it each time I do it - Thanks!
    bobbical - 11/15/2014 5:43:19 PM
  • Wow this was great. I will have to keep practicing this one. Thank you for the workout. - 10/2/2014 4:40:03 PM
  • Finally, a work out that even I can do. Spark People generally posts work outs that I can't do at my age and with my disabilities. I wish Spark People would show work outs with an instructor leading much heavier people, People who really can't walk or run, people with severe arthritis and knee problems. It's one of the reasons I don't follow Spark People much anymore. You can eat right all you want but if you can't exercise you aren't going to lose much. - 9/20/2014 10:54:52 AM
  • Wow I really enjoyed this video, cause that is one area that I can't seem to get toned just right. I'll do this one again for sure. I could feel the burn. - 9/20/2014 10:22:20 AM
  • WOO-HOO!!! \o/ I'm dripping sweat. What a great and fun challenge. - 8/23/2014 9:04:53 PM
  • Challenged a Spark friend to this and so far we've been doing it. It's a perfect work out for my in between Jazzercise and walk/ jog days. I really like it. Do need to have good balance, and (for me) 5 lbs weights are too heavy for this video (she says that), so I grabbed a couple cans from my pantry and boom. This arm one, and the better butt work out w/ coach Nicole are current favorites for me. It makes for a perfect over all routine. Thanks! Happy Friday! :) - 7/18/2014 6:08:33 PM