What Is Barre With Britany?
If you’re ready to try barre workouts at home, Barre with Britany is available exclusively on Sweat.
Barre is a style of training that combines elements of ballet with Pilates, but you don’t need to be a dancer to try it.
Sweat Instructor Britany Williams, a personal trainer from Portland, Oregon, has created this program so it’s suitable for all levels of fitness. It’s designed to progressively define and strengthen your body. Barre with Britany is low-impact and combines barre with high-intensity training, so you get more from your workout.
What is Barre with Britany?
This 12-week at-home training program will introduce you to Britany’s unique style of barre, which blends traditional elements of ballet and Pilates with high-intensity movements to build strength, and increase flexibility, coordination and control.
There are two introductory weeks to get you familiar with her style of training, build confidence and refine your technique, before moving to more intermediate classes. These introductory weeks have three classes, with an optional fourth workout. For weeks 3-12, there are four classes a week. There are two cardio workouts per week throughout the program — you can choose whether you do low-intensity cardio or high-intensity training.
All Barre with Britany classes are full-body, but each has a different focus.
Each week, you’ll find:
Full Body with Bridge
Explore traditional barre poses to strengthen your arms and legs before finishing with a bridge sequence on the mat.
Full Body with Plank
Challenge your core and strengthen your legs with this fusion of traditional barre and mat Pilates.
Full Body with Cardio
Strengthen your legs and elevate your heart rate as you strengthen glutes and legs, finishing with a cool down to leave you feeling accomplished.
Full Body with Push-Up & Cardio
Alternate between standing positions and mat exercises to work your whole body. This class will challenge you and elevate your heart rate.
Elevate your heart rate and activate your core. This class includes standing sequences and mat work for a full-body workout.
Each class follows a list of short sequences that make up a 30-40-minute session.
The classes ensure each muscle group is fatigued using small targeted movements, high repetition, and light weights or resistance.
Do I need any equipment?
Barre with Britany can be completed in the comfort of your home or anywhere you have enough room to move. It is suitable for small spaces.
You will need:
- Barre or chair
- Yoga mat
- Dumbbells or hand weights
- Resistance band
The barre is used as a prop to balance while performing isometric exercises, however, can easily be replaced with a chair. The resistance band should be a small loop.
You should choose dumbbells or hand weights that feel comfortable for you to use during the exercises. A 1.5kg (3lb) weight is a good option to start with — if you find you are struggling to perform the exercises with correct form, you should switch to a lower weight. If you don’t have access to this equipment, you can swap dumbbells or hand weights for two safe, heavy objects, such as bags of food, water bottles, milk bottles filled with sand, or other heavy household items — get creative!
You can omit the resistance band altogether or swap it for a recovery tube 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.
You can also choose to modify your workouts if you don’t have the equipment and simply use your own bodyweight to complete the exercises.
Can I do a Barre With Britany workout if I’m doing another Sweat program?
If you’re currently following another Sweat program, you can try Britany’s on-demand barre classes without leaving your current program. Using the On Demand tab in the Sweat app, you can choose Britany as your Sweat Trainer or scroll down to the Pilates & Barre section, or go to Other Programs and choose Barre with Britany.
If you can’t get outside to complete a cardio workout, Barre with Britany is one option you can use to meet your cardio goals for the week.
Barre with Britany will build your strength and confidence
Barre with Britany is a strength training program designed to lengthen your muscles and increase your flexibility and help you to feel more confident. To access, just make sure you have downloaded the latest version of Sweat.
These barre classes will challenge you both mentally and physically, and help you to meet your fitness goals so you feel your best.
Barre by Britany is ready for you — start your workouts in the Sweat app today!
* Results may vary. Strict adherence to the nutrition and exercise guide are required for best results.