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Band donkey kicks How Brit did it: Attach a resistance band to a barre or chair and place your foot in the handle of the band. Blake Bakkila,, "9 Ways Britney Spears Is Getting Her Abs Ready for Summer," 25 Apr. 2018 There are also workouts inspired by boxing, barre, yoga, and more. Alexa Tucker, SELF, "Everything You Need to Know About 10 Popular at-Home Workout Programs," 13 Jan. 2019 In addition to this on-the-slopes training, Purdy hit the gym four to five days a week for two hours a day, doing various weight training workouts with a personal trainer, as well as barre classes, stretching, and balance training. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "How Paralympic Medalist Amy Purdy Trains to Be a World-Class Snowboarder," 12 Dec. 2018 Pippa Middleton has been enjoying barre classes during her pregnancy. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Pippa Middleton Wore the Ultimate London Look on a Bike Ride," 13 Sep. 2018 The San Francisco Ballet School begins each morning with students in an overheated studio practicing their tendu steps on one foot, left hand on the barre. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, "Bootstrap ballerina, washed out of San Juan, lands in San Francisco," 31 Mar. 2018 Indeed, when no ballet school in Houston would admit young Debbie, her mother installed a ballet barre in the dining room and hired a veteran dancer to be her daughter’s coach. Susan Fales-hill, Town & Country, "How Sisters Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen Have Raised a Powerful Family of Artists," 17 Oct. 2018 She's done barre throughout her pregnancy to stay fit and on Tuesday, the socialite was spotted leaving a private members' gym in Kensington, London. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Pippa Middleton Wears a Blue Coat by The Fold While Leaving the Gym," 25 Sep. 2018 The shuttle’s AR windshield became a tapestry of wish-fulfillment: images of my face on a more sculpted body in an ad for a barre class, an image of me with a beautiful woman purring about a dating app. Verge Staff, The Verge, "Seven scary stories to tell by the light of your screen," 31 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of barre

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for barre

French, from Medieval Latin barra

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