How This Home Barre Workout Strengthened My Core and Helped Me Stop Peeing My Pants

April 20, 2024

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I jumped and I didn’t pee my pants…

Since 2014 I struggled with pelvic floor weakness. It all started after pushing a baby out of my vagina. If I sneezed wrong, I would pee my pants. If I had to take an extra long step… dribble dribble. I was about to start wearing adult diapers!!

So why I am I telling you this when I am giving a review of my experience trying Barre Blend home workout from BODi(formally Beachbody On-Demand)?? Because I was able to jump and even run a little after finishing the 8-week program WITHOUT PEEING MY PANTS.

This 8-week program took me closer to 12-weeks to finish because I usually take a week off during my period to give my body time to rest. That is a personal preference for me.

I am not a beachbody coach. Just sharing my experience with the program.

But, back to not peeing my pants, this is a win in my book, and really, the review could end right here, but it gets better.

About week 3-4 I started to notice that my arms were starting to feel so much stronger. I would catch myself checking myself out in the mirror and flexing because I was a little shocked that 2lb weights could define my arms. Also, how 2lb weights could feel so dang heavy in a workout. This was an insert foot in mouth moment because I would roll my eyes so hard at the people who lifted baby weights when I was in my CrossFit era.

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Which brings me to getting to the place of starting a home workout plan anyways.

A quick recap:

In 2020 I found myself with numb/tingling legs. I went from crazy gym girl to… walking, which honestly changed my life in the best way possible. Long story short, I fired my doctors because they told me it was all in my head, and just wanted to put me on depression medications.

Fast forward to taking out an $11,000 loan to see a functional doctor who would actually listen to me, and found out my thyroid was a mess, and that was just the beginning. I was also dealing with adrenal fatigue and working on taking care of my brain after another concussion.

I lost the last 20+ pounds after starting my weight loss journey in 2018 where I started at around 186. I felt great, but I was left with sagging skin after being over 180 pounds, and my main exercise being daily walks because I was battling severe exhaustion.

One of my best friends kept telling me to try the Barre Blend Home workout program because she was seeing amazing results. I finally decided to commit because I knew I needed a workout I could enjoy and start shaping my booty without leaving me in bed for days from exhausting my body.

What is Barre Blend?

It is a home workout that helps to create a lean, toned physique through a fun fusion of ballet barre, Pilates, and cardio interval training. Feel the burn as you sweat, stretch, and strengthen to energize your entire body.

  • 5 workouts a week over 8 weeks 30-40 minutes a day.
  • 4 Phases to make sure you keep seeing results
  • Low-Impact, High-Intensity, Full-Body Workouts
  • Minimal Equipment Required
  • All Fitness Levels (YEs, Even Advanced)
  • Daily Motivation from Elise (she is a super fun trainer)

How It Works

Monday – Classic Full Body Blend: A “classic” workout can help tone, chisel, and define your whole body. You can even do this one again on your rest days to help you get results faster.

Tuesday – Body Blend: Embrace the burn as you help lift and shape your glutes using small, controlled movements, isometric holds, and high reps.

Wednesday – Cardio Blend: Every Minute counts in this high-energy, heart-pumping class that can help burn calories fast while strengthening and toning all over.

Thursday – Core Blend: Ab-sculpting moves to help strengthen your core while helping you slim and tone all over.

I wasn’t sure I would do the core blend days at first because I struggled so much with my core and pelvic floor, but this core blend is fire!

Friday – Lean Legs Blend: Your muscles will be shaking and quaking by the time you finish this intense lower-body routine that targets your glutes, hamstrings, and thighs.

They also have Bonus workouts.

  • 10-minute enhancements to add to the end of your workout if you need more
  • 10-15 minute recovery workouts to add at the end or on weekends

Setting you up for success

The beauty of these home workouts like Barre Blend by BODi, they really do set you up for success. They have coaches to mentor you, and they have program materials like, Guide to Nutrition and Motivation Cards, Barre Basics, and prep workouts.

And they have pre- & postnatal workouts, which I wish I would have had after having my babes to help support my body in rebuilding strength in my core.

Workout gear to get you started!

please note that some links are affiliate link and I will get a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can also checkout your local thrift stores for weights

Yoga Mat: I didn’t know how much I would love getting this new yoga mat for my home workouts, but I swear it makes working out more fun!

Weights: I personally started with 2lbs and could have gone up to 3lbs on some of the workouts toward the end of the program.

Resistance Bands I recommend: I had larger fabric ones, but these work so much better for this program.

Ankle Weights: A friend of mine who finished the Barre Blend program multiple times recommended adding ankle weights to some of the leg exercises. Sign me up, I want a booty!

Favorite Water Jug: I am a firm believer that water taste better in a cute bottle. I recently switched to HydroJug and I love that it doesn’t leak when the straw is down. Team 40oz always and forever.

In a world full of quick fixes, I am here to share with you the quick wins you can get when you find a program you enjoy and have fun!! I am all about helping you find a workout that supports your body while you are on your wellness journey. If you are wanting to help create rhythm and flow in your morning, checkout Arise With 5!

PS: Get it, girl!

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