What is Strength & Barre with Brit?
Strength & Barre combines Brit’s two signature training styles helping you enhance your muscle strength and endurance while offering the benefits of a varied, low-impact training program. This program is great if you want to gain strength and improve functional performance while improving your core strength, balance, endurance, and coordination.
What is involved in Brit’s Strength & Barre Program?
There are four 35-45 minute weekly workouts divided into Strength (Upper Body and Lower Body) and Barre (Arms & Abs and Legs & Abs). There is also an optional Cardio workout which alternates biweekly between Strength and Barre.
4 Goals - 5 Sessions Available:
- Upper Body Strength
- Lower Body Strength
- Barre Legs & Abs
- Barre Arms & Abs
- Cardio (optional)
What Equipment do I need to complete this program?
Strength & Barre can be completed with minimal equipment, making it perfect for at-home training or in the gym if you desire. You’ll need:
- Resistance Band
Many free weights such as dumbbells can be easily substituted with what you have lying around like water bottles or cans, or you can use the exercise substitutions in the Sweat app to swap out pieces of equipment you don’t have. Similarly, you can swap in gym equipment (a barbell for example).
How do the workouts work?
Upper Body and Lower Body Strength
These workouts will start with 2 Supersets, where you will complete 4 laps of 2 exercises (one after the other) focusing on muscles either in the lower body or upper body, depending on the workout. You get a 30-second rest break between laps.
Then you’ll move onto a timed Circuit of 3 exercises, which you will complete for 3 laps with a 15-second rest break between exercises.
Finally, the workout ends with a timed Finisher of 1 exercise repeated for 3 laps, 10-second rest break in between.
Barre Legs & Abs and Arms & Abs
These are your long-form follow-along style Barre workouts, structured similarly to Brit’s standalone Barre program.
They are made up of 6 sequences, beginning with a guided warm-up, before moving into 4 more sequences focussing on either legs/abs or arms/abs, depending on the workout. The sequences can range from 4 to 8 minutes each to make up a 40-minute session. There is a 45-second rest break between sequences. The workout ends with a guided cool down.
This 15-20 minute optional workout rotates biweekly between the two workout styles stated above (strength activity style and Barre follow-along style). This workout is higher in impact compared to the other workouts which are mostly low impact, however, you can easily modify them.
In Cardio Strength, you will begin with a timed circuit of 5 exercises, which you will complete for 3 laps with a 30-second rest break between laps. This workout finishes with a timed Finisher of 1 exercise repeated once.
In Cardio Barre, you will be taken through a short guided warm-up, before moving into 2 cardio-inspired sequences, ending with a guided cool-down. These 4 sequences range from 2-4 minutes, with a 30-second rest break in between.