Britany created High-Intensity Barre to provide a program option that incorporates both Barre sequences and traditional bodyweight exercises that you can follow from the comfort of home.
High-Intensity Barre will help you improve your full body strength, improve your cardiovascular fitness and help you feel more energised. The program provides workouts to suit intermediate skill levels and would be well suited if you have previously completed Britany’s Barre program and would like an increase in progressive challenges within your training.
How is High-Intensity Barre different from Barre with Britany?
High-Intensity Barre is a fusion of both strength training and barre. This program takes the flow, repetition and burn of barre but layers in a lot more traditional strength training movements.
The High-Intensity Barre classes are shorter, higher in intensity, have fewer breaks provided during the workout and are more focused on cardiovascular fitness and strength building.
What equipment is required to complete High-Intensity Barre with Britany?
- Chair (Barre)
- Yoga Mat
- Resistance Band (Small Loop)
If you don’t have access to the equipment, what can you use instead?
Dumbbells: Two safe, heavy objects can be used, such as bags of food, water bottles, or other household items - get creative!
Resistance Band: You can omit the resistance band altogether or swap for a recovery band as these two items are interchangeable.
When selecting alternatives, it is important to ensure that they are both safe and secure prior to commencing your workout.
What is involved with High-Intensity Barre with Britany?
High-Intensity Barre with Britany is a 12-week training program with 2 additional foundation weeks that will introduce you to the training style.
In High-intensity Barre, you will be provided with the following goals to work towards each week:
- Resistance: 3-4 (6 provided)
- Cardio: 2 (Low-Intensity Steady State and Optional High-Intensity Interval Training)
- Recovery: (1 Rest Day)
Your weekly resistance goals will increase from 3 to 4 after the foundation weeks.
What do the workouts in High-Intensity Barre with Britany involve?
Upper and Lower Body Workouts (25-35 Minutes)
Each sequence within a High-Intensity Barre workout has a specific focus and targets different muscle groups and movements. The workout utilises a combination of sequences aimed to improve strength, balance, coordination or cardiovascular fitness depending upon the structure of the sequences within each workout.
Full Body Cardio (25-35 Minutes)
Full Body cardio includes cardio sequences combined with plyometric exercises to increase your heart rate.
Full-Body Resistance (25-35 Minutes)
Full-body resistance is designed to increase your strength through a series of various exercises.
Express Workouts (10-15 Minutes)
Faster-paced workouts are offered each week that focus on different areas such as Glutes & Abs, Core & Cardio or Upper/Lower body.
Warm-Ups and Cool Downs (optional)
Warm-ups and cool-downs are already built into the workout and are unique to each session.
Your Recovery sessions consist of a rest day. Rest days are such an important aspect of your training as they allow your body to recover from previous workouts and help aid in your progress.
If you want to perform an additional rehabilitation workout, check out our collection of Stretching & Foam Rolling workouts in the On-Demand tab!
High-Intensity Barre with Britany is available exclusively within the Sweat app. Existing members can access this program by heading to their Profile and selecting 'Manage My Program', then 'Select Program’ to find High-Intensity Barre with Britany.