So why are barre workouts so popular among celebrities (think Madonna, Taylor Swift, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kelly Ripa) and regular folks alike?
One reason for their success is that they really provide results. Barre exercises target thighs, glutes and abs, becoming slimmer and more chiseled.... who doesn’t want that as we head in to beach season?
Most barre enthusiasts rave about the physical benefits of the workout, beyond creating longer, leaner muscles; the exercises create core strength and stability. Others simply get addicted to the up tempo workouts set to great music and challenging choreography. Granted, no workout program will provide these stellar results if you're not also watching your diet. For optimal weight loss and results, combine your barre workouts with a few cardio sessions and a healthy diet.