7 Barre Moves for Runners

BARRE Classes can really up your running game!

The moves performed in barre will improve your hip and core strength without the impact and pounding of running. There are so many benefits to adding barre to your training schedule!

Barre utilizes many movements that strengthen outer thighs. This can help keep your knees from falling in while you are running. This is crucial to improving your gait and decreasing injuries that may happen from  running with incorrect/poor form. 

Each of the exercises performed focuses on improving your kinetic chain. Barre strengthens feet and ankles which support the knees, which support the hips, up the body and back down, etc.

Moves have lengthening and shortening action to give them balance.

Great improvements can be made for problems with IT Bands, Runner's Knee, Plantar Fasciitis, and more. 

Classes are low to no impact, which can help injured runners and athletes to cross-train and keep their cardio up. 

Stretch for flexibility and core strength

7 BARRE MOVES FOR RUNNERS

CLAMSHELLS

Start by laying on one side, bend your knees by bringing them in front

and lining your feet with your glutes. Rotate open the upper leg from the hip,

keeping the feet together. Keep the hips square to the front, without rocking front to back.

Close and repeat through desired reps, then switch sides

DONKEY KICKS

Start on hands and knees. Bring one leg 

into the chest, tucking it in and then 

extend it straight behind you, 

pressing through the heel. 

Repeat for desired reps, 

then switch sides. 

FIRE HYDRANTS

Start on your hands and knees. 

Keeping the knee bent, lift one leg 

straight out to the side, rotating the 

hip open. Raise it as high as you can without 

shifting your weight and sinking 

into your standing hip/leg. 

Repeat for desired reps, then switch sides.

ARABESQUÉ LIFTS

Start with feet hip distance apart. 

Take one leg to an angle behind you. 

Lift the leg as high as you are able, 

without throwing your body. 

Lower to touch the toe to the floor. 

Repeat for desired reps, then switch sides.

FRONT ATTITUDE LEG LIFTS

Start with feet in fifth position (heel to toe) bring front leg up,

with inner thigh facing the ceiling. Pulse up, lifting the knee and foot together.

Repeat for desired reps, then switch sides. 

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