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Peloton Barre Classes: Everything You Need to Know

This September, Peloton not only introduced resistance band classes and bike bootcamp, but also barre classes.

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Barre classes have been one of the most requested classes for Peloton, along with rowing classes which Peloton has mostly denied, or at least not confirmed, the rumors. (Some people have used the Peloton app with their own rowing machines).

Check out my free downloadable Peloton class lists, featuring the most fun theme rides and fan favorites at the end of this post! You can access this and all of my other checklists and files in my Resource Library.

What is Barre?

Barre classes are inspired by ballet, Pilates, and yoga. Not only do you get a full-body strength workout but it also improves flexibility.

Which Instructors are Teaching the Peloton Barre Classes?

With so many former professional dancers teaching at Peloton, it clearly makes sense to add barre workouts to the Peloton schedule.

Currently, Ally Love and Hannah Corbin teach the barre classes.

Where Can You Find the Barre Classes?

They’re listed under strength in the app. Start with the 10-minute Intro to Barre with Hannah Corbin. You can bookmark it here.

Hannah Corbin barre intro

Duration of the Barre Classes

There are 5-minutes warm-up classes and 5-minute cool-downs. Classes range from 10 to 30-minutes.

What Equipment Do You Need for a Peloton Barre Class?

If you’re new to Peloton, you may want to check out this post on must-have accessories.

Bar

You do not need a bar. You can use a chair or table during the workouts. Hannah says she uses her kitchen counter.

If you have a designated home gym space, you can install a bar . Or, this Booty Kicker bar has a huge fan following and folds up for storage.

Weights

Most classes require no weight at all other than your own bodyweight. Some classes use light weights, specifically 2 to 3-pound weights. You probably have from a set from either the Peloton Bike or Tread.

This is a good set of neoprene 3-lb weights or you can purchase an adjustable weight set.

With so many people now working out at home, weights can be tricky to find in stock. If you have a Dick’s Sporting Goods near you, they often have weights like these available for curbside pickup.

Mat

Any yoga mat will do. You’ll want one thick enough to provide some cushioning for your knees.

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What to Expect in a Peloton Barre Class

Barre classes offer a full-body workout. Some of the Peloton classes focus primarily on lower body, others core, and some upper body.

The warm-ups remind me of old-school aerobics with lots of knee lifts and taps. Throughout the class, expect to do some leg work and core exercises, along with some useful stretching.

Overall, the classes definitely help you with balance and stability. You definitely shake a bit and feel the stretch when asked to hold a pose or to make small movements.

Classes usually end with yoga-inspired moves like child’s pose.

When Will Peloton Add More Barre Classes?

As of now, there are only ten barre classes. But if you search any of the Peloton Facebook Groups or Pages, you’ll see that people seem to really enjoy them and want them to continue. Make your voices heard if you would like Peloton to keep these classes on the schedule.

Peloton just stated that new classes are coming in March 2021.

Organizing Your Barre Equipment

You don’t need much for barre, maybe a mat, some weights, and a water bottle. Here’s an easy way to neatly display and store all your Peloton accessories.

You can find this Peloton-inspired storage rack and other related products in the mypursestrings shop.

Peloton Accessories Holder Wall Rack
Get this Home Gym Organizer in the MyPurseStrings Shop

Final Thoughts

Personally, I’m happy that Peloton added barre and I they give them a fair chance. I’m trying to give my body a break from so much intense cardio and believe that adding more fluid classes like yoga and barre benefits me overall.

Since the classes are pretty short, I prefer to do take one before a spin class or run to warm up beforehand.

Have you taken a Peloton barre class yet? What are your thoughts? How did they compare to other barre classes you may have taken elsewhere?

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Paul Lebo

Sunday 11th of October 2020

Dear Michelle I enjoy your blog very much, and by the way I lived for 6 years in St. Louis Park neighborhood many years ago, while attending U of M. I and a group of seveeral hundreds retirees on Social security cannot afford most of the Peleton equipment since it is so out of raange pricy. Can you try to set up anational senior purchasing group rime social media platform to purchase either slightly used, demos or returned Peloton equipment especially bikes so we can benefit from this great workout tools?

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Michelle

Sunday 11th of October 2020

Small world. I'm not sure if you've seen my post about the best spin bikes to use with the Peloton app (www.mypursestrings.com/best-spin-bikes) You can get a spin bike for a few hundred dollars and the app is $12.99 vs. $39 per month. Unfortunately, you can no longer share the membership on the app but you can for the bike. You can really use any spin bike so perhaps look on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace. As for a used Peloton, there is a Facebook Group called Peloton Buy Sell Trade. And one more thing, Peloton is doing a buy-back of Pelotons right now since they introduced the Bike Plus. It's only a matter of time until Peloton sells refurbished bikes. Hope that helps.

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