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Okay, it’s rare that I feel as feminine as I do when I’m working out to this DVD. Toes are pointed, back is straight and hands are positioned in ballerina pose for the majority of the 40 minutes it takes to get through this workout.
Personally, I love Lean and Chiseled because it’s varied enough that I don’t get bored, it’s challenging enough that I feel like I’ve had a good workout, and there’s also not a ton of bouncing around, which is a great balance to my weekly running schedule.
Barre Workout At Home – a Great Equipment-free Option
Best of all, it’s a super affordable option for a full body workout and you can either buy the DVD or stream it from Amazon (I’m also a fan of streaming workouts, particularly Beachbody on Demand which has the widest selection of workouts at the best price point).
Lean & Chiseled Amazon Reviews
I could give you a full rundown of the workout, but if you know what barre workouts are like, you’ll find this to be one of the more challenging ones. At approximately 55 minutes in length (including abs, which I never do), you’ll get a full body workout with both strength conditioning and cardio. If you’re a runner, it’s a perfect cross-training option. If you’re not a runner, you’ll find this DVD gives you everything you need to get your heart rate up, without too much jumping and pounding.The best way to get a good sense of the workout is to check out the Amazon reviews. They’re very detailed and helpful.
Xtend Barre on Openfit & Beachbody on Demand
As much as I love this workout, here’s the thing – I don’t own a DVD player anymore, and I bet you’re the same way. So instead of investing in one DVD that you might not be able to use with the next technology upgrade, consider investing in Openfit or Beachbody On Demand. For one year, both apps offer a BUNCH of barre workouts as well as cardio, strength training and weight lifting workouts that you can stream from your phone, iPad or TV.
Based on reviews of both apps – Beachbody on Demand is a far better deal. It’s cheaper ($99 annually instead of $139) and it has way more programs available.
The barre program on Beachbody on Demand (it’s called Barre Blend) will be launching in January 2020, but you can get early access in December and it’s REALLY good. If you don’t like it, it has a money-back guarantee for the first 30 days (but it’s awesome, so I don’t think you’ll be disappointed).
Just a suggestion!
Are you going to give it a try? Please do let me know what you think. I’m always interested to know what my readers like and dislike in terms of home workouts!
Caren is a certified yoga teacher, fitness instructor and author of The Fit Habit. Here she shares simple, low carb recipes, quick home workout ideas and practical ways to foster mind + body wellness.