Express At-Home Barre Workout

Get toned and perfect your posture with Steph’s at-home ballet/dance-inspired workout. Barre workouts are a great way to develop lean muscle mass while improving your balance, flexibility, core and range of motion. Try this express barre workout at home from our online training program, ‘Energy & Performance’ with Steph.

You’ll need:

  • Sturdy high-back chair
  • Kick-ass playlist.

Tip: Try to work to the beat of the music for pace and added cardio.


Workout | X3 rounds


Relevé (Ballerina Calf Raises) | X 20 reps

Hands rest gently on the chair with feet in first position (heels together, toes turned out about 45 degrees) rise up to balance on both feet in demi pointe then lower back down to your heels with control.


Tendu | X 20 reps each leg

With feet still in turn out extend one leg out with a pointed toe away from


Donkey kicks on chair | X 15 reps each leg

Donkey kicks target the glutes in a way many other compound exercises do not. This move can be completed with forearms resting gently on the chair and spine long making sure the back isn’t sagging and your glute is doing the work. Demi bend through the supporting leg and send you apposing leg back behind you with a pointed toe. Bring the leg back down to the knee and then repeat.


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Steph Prem

Director & Founder

Steph is the founder and director of Premium Performance training method and owner and head trainer at Studio PP. Steph is a former Winter Olympian and spent 10 years of her life as a professional athlete. Steph’s passion for Pilates stems from a 4 year rehab stint (consisting solidly of corrective exercise and Pilates) following her career ending back injury in 2010. Steph has trained and worked alongside some of Australia’s industry leaders, has 15 years dance experience and is clinically trained. She lives and breathes health, wellness and an active lifestyle and is an embodiment of her brand.

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