This Limited Barre Workout Is Only 20 Minutes Long| Well+Good

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Allow us to introduce you to this week’s episode of Trainer of the Month Club, which is proof that low-impact workouts can get you just as sweaty and sore as their higher-intensity counterparts.
Kelsey Lindell, a personal trainer and disability advocate, takes us through a full-body barre workout that will increase your heart rate and leave you glowing—no jumping (read: burpees) required.

“It’s all compound movements,” she continues, “yet there’s no effect.” “When you do a compound exercise, you work both your upper and lower body at the same time.” Because you’re exercising numerous muscle groups at once, your body will work twice as hard to offer you an extra-effective exercise, even if the movements are minor. Lindell uses Bala Bangles ($50) wrist-and-ankle weights for part of the workout, but they’re not required—you’ll still get a good sweat even if you don’t use them. “It’s the little things that add up to create a significant difference,” Lindell explains.

Despite the fact that the workout is only 17 minutes long, your muscles will be shivering by the conclusion. And if things get particularly difficult, Lindell will be there to guide you through it with words of support. “Because you’re here and giving it your all, I believe in you. You’re working out at home, no one sees you—you’re doing it for yourself. You’re looking after yourself, and you’re getting stronger as a result “she explains.

Are you fired up and ready to get started? Grab your weights and watch the video above to learn how to do it.

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