In the past few years, barre workouts have exploded in popularity. One such workout is Xtend Barre.
Created by Andrea Rogers, Xtend Barre is a fitness phenomenon with over 40 studios worldwide helping people from all walks of life lose weight and build strength without bulk.
Combining the body building benefits of a traditional barre routine with a fat-blasting calorie burn.
She created Xtend Barre, a 30-minute-a-day mix of cardio, Pilates and ballet fundamentals that you can do at home — no barre required!
Using just one chair, you can start building a strong, lean body and burn major calories in just 30 days.
How Is Xtend Barre Different From Other Barre Workouts?
Traditional barre workouts focus on short, isometric movements to help you build strength. You’ll feel the burn and you might even get a little twitchy – this is a completely normal sign that your body is working.
While Xtend Barre incorporates isometric exercises, Andrea kicks the intensity up a notch by incorporating dynamic, full range of motion.
Her Xtend Barre workouts not only help you build lean legs, defined arms, and a strong core, but also burn fat with a healthy dose of cardio!
Do I need ballet barre to do Xtend Barre?
Any sturdy chair, the back of a couch, or even a countertop will do.
Although some cast members of Xtend Barre use a ballet barre to perform certain moves, Andrea always performs using a chair.
Are there many variations at Xtend Barre?
Andrea is all about mixing it all up to keep your workouts fun, fresh and challenging.
This is why there is so much variety in his program. Her total body workouts are shortened versions of her traditional studio classes.
In just 30 minutes, you’ll go from arms to legs to booty to abs for an intense full-body sweat session.
Andrea also created laser-focused half-hour workouts on specific muscle groups.
There are upper-body-focused routines that help build strength and definition in your shoulders and arms, core routines that help you build more defined abs, lower-body-focused routines that help you sculpt lean legs, and booty routines that get you in shape. Helps give a firmer, more lifted back.
Rest assured cardio lovers, Andrea has not forgotten you! You’ll enjoy cardio the Xtend Barre way with lots of fast-paced moves performed on the barre (or chair).
To round out her program, she also includes flexibility and balance routines.
With so many types of workouts to choose from, you’ll always feel challenged — and you’ll never get bored!
Who is Xtend Barre for?
Xtend Barre is for anyone looking to achieve a lean, toned body without bulking up or doing extreme, high-intensity workouts.
You do not need any previous barre experience to do Xtend Barre.
Andrea demonstrates every single move in each workout and includes both variations to help you become familiar with exercises and progressions to help you increase intensity.
Do I need to have dance experience to do Xtend Barre?
You don’t need any dance experience to get great results with Xtend Barre’s workouts
Xtend Barre for BOD even has a short intro that walks you through many of the basic Pilates and ballet moves you’ll perform throughout the workout.
What other equipment do I need?
A chair is the only necessary piece of “equipment”. But if you want more of a challenge, you can add resistance by using a playground ball, a resistance band, and/or a set of light dumbbells (one to three pounds each).
Andrea and her cast demonstrate moves with and without optional equipment, so you’ll be able to follow along no matter what.
If you plan to do Xtend Barre on a smooth floor, we recommend wearing grip socks.
Who is Andrea Rogers?
When she was a child, Andrea Rogers was hungry for movement. She took up ballet at the age of three and by the age of 16 she had already choreographed her first dance.
After years spent as a professional dancer, her love of movement and passion for teaching led her to pursue a career as a classical Pilates instructor.
Over time, she began incorporating her ballet and dance background into her Pilates routine. When his students got great results and kept asking him “Hey, can we do more of that Barry stuff?” He knew he was onto something.
In 2008, Andrea officially began teaching Xtend Barre in Florida and her students still pack classes to this day.
There are now 40 Xtend Barre studios worldwide and the Xtend Barre experience is now available in your home with Beachbody On Demand.