Yes, Peloton has finally added Barre classes. Right now there are about 10 classes, if you want more please take them.
I believe they are gaging interest and will add more if there is demand.
I took dance classes for several years in my youth just like many of us. I quit when I got to pointe because I wasn’t ready to pursue that level of dance. But it’s one of my best childhood memories, and the Peloton barre classes are igniting some nostalgia for my dance days.
I have taken most of them and love it! I struggle to get strength training in (I really just want to ride the bike all the time) so I am hoping by including barre in my routine it will add some strength.
Barre was one of those things I always wanted to try before I got my Peloton but never had time. With three young children in the house I couldn’t leave to go to the gym and lacked the motivation.
Peloton has so much content now I never want to leave.
Peloton Barre common questions
What is Barre?
According to this article, Barre class is a workout technique inspired by elements of ballet, yoga, and Pilates"
"It focuses on low-impact, high-intensity movements designed to strengthen your body in ways that few other workouts can."
Though Barre classes today are far from a traditional Ballet class, quality instruction should include Ballet principles, terminology, placement and movements.
How long are the workouts?
Right now they are anywhere from a five minute warm up to 30 minutes. I am hoping they introduce longer ones.
Who is teaching?
Ally and Hannah.
Do I need any special equipment, do I need a barre?
No, you really don’t. You can use a counter top, a chair, anything even a wall. I have done the classes with my counter and my bike.
You can also do them without anything and just use your balance.
That said, my barre experts told me there are great options on Amazon. I am planning to buy the Booty Kicker because I am in the process of putting a gym in my basement and really want it. But you do not need it at all, for me it is totally a “want”.
I also use a mat, and some of the classes use light weights. I used the Peloton bike weights.
How many barre classes are there?
Right now there is a collection of 10. We are begging Peloton for more so please take them and let them see the demand. I think that is what they are waiting on.
Peloton barre is a great addition to the already massive lineup of content from Peloton. I didn’t even know what I was missing till I took them.
You can find them under strength in the app.
If you have any other questions ask here. If you want more info there is a Facebook group for the barre classes already created. It is called “Peloton no holds barred”
Peloton has confirmed that more barre classes will be added in 2020.
Peloton has also recently introduced bike bootcamp classes. I will review those in a future post.