by Ashley Haugen on Spryliving.com
You know you’re in for a serious workout when even the warm-up makes your muscles beg for mercy. Tracey Mallett’s Booty Barre series is a combination of ballet, Pilates and strength training — an excellent complement to a regular cardio workout, dance or otherwise. You’ll do bicep curls with dumbbells while standing on your toes, and traditional standing barre work to strengthen your core, all of which will also offer some cardio benefits. Tracey offers modifications if you need to work up to her challenging exercises, but this is still a fairly advanced workout. Rookies may want to check out Tracey Mallett’s The Booty Barre Beginners and Beyond.