The verdict: I finished the class feeling a little bit wobbly but with a sense of accomplishment. And my sore muscles the next day showed just how tough it is to work out like a ballerina.
Find a class: Look for the word barre (or bar) in the name or description of classes at gyms in your area or search Google with the name of your city. You can also do the workouts at home with DVDs like those from Core Fusion and Pure Barre (go to collagevideo.com to order). You don’t actually need a barre in your living room to do this workout—the back of a chair will do fine.
Challenge rating: 3 (out of 4).
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