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8 Muscle-Shaking Barre Exercises You Can Do with Resistance Bands

Ditch the weights and take your barre workout on the go.

4 Tiny (Yet Crazy Effective) Barre Moves for Strong, Sexy Abs

Activate your core in a whole new way with isometric moves from ballet and Pilates-inspired studio Pop Physique.

11 Thoughts All Newbies Have In Their First Barre Class

Every beginner to the world of ballet barre has been through these highs and lows.

4 Moves to Seriously Lift and Sculpt Your Butt

These exercises from the LA-born Pilates-meets-barre studio use tiny yet crazy effective movements to blast and tone your booty.

Can You Really Lengthen Your Muscles?

You hear that phrase all the time in barre class—but is it really possible?

7 Slimming Thigh Exercises from Pure Barre

Press play to start working your thighs from every angle.

A Barre Workout Playlist to Pace Your Every Move

Raise the "barre" on your workout with a playlist that draws on as many styles and tempos as the exercises do.

Allison Williams’ Core Fusion Barre Workout

Wondering how the actress got so fit for Peter Pan Live? Score her toned physique with her favorite exercises, here!

Pilates-Meets-Barre Workout for a Dancer's Body

Sculpt long, lean limbs like a ballet dancer by adding Pilates equipment to your regular barre workout for a more effective burn—no bun required.

Head-to-Toe Sculpting Workout from Barre3

Strengthen your entire body and clear your mind with these dance-inspired moves designed by barre3 founder Sadie Lincoln for Shape.

The Faces Behind Your Favorite Fitness Classes

From CrossFit to TRX to Zumba, get to know the genuises you have to thank for helping you have fun staying in shape.

Should My Muscles Be Sore After a Workout?

No pain, no gain? Our expert tells you what you really need to know about post-workout aches.

6 Smarter Ways to Train for Common Body Goals

Slimmer thighs? Toned tummy? More curves? Whatever you’re working toward, switching to these expert-recommended plans can help you get there faster.

The Best and Worst Barre Exercises

Choose the right moves to lift your seat and lengthen your body so you look like a dancer, no ballet slippers required.

The 15 Next Big Fitness Trends

These 15 innovations mix up training methods to deliver sweat-inducing sessions, amazing results, and fitness that’s fun again.

See Model Petra Nemcova’s Stunning January/February Cover of SHAPE

10 years after the devastating tsunami that nearly took her life, Petra Nemcova lends a helping hand to those struck by disaster.

The Secrets to Success in Any Workout

Experts reveal the No. 1 thing you must do in order to see better, faster results from your favorite ways to exercise.

13 Killer Workouts That Offer Online Streaming

Traveling? Can’t make it to the gym? All you need is an Internet connection to fit in these quick and effective plans anytime, anywhere.

The 10 Most Popular SHAPE Workouts of 2013

The results are in! Here are the fat-blasting, body-sculpting routines our readers loved the most this year.

6 Easy Moves for a Buff Upper Body

6 fast, easy moves to sculpt your shoulders, back, and chest.

15 Boutique Fitness Classes You Can Do at Home

These DVDs offer the same amazing workouts without the commute, packed locker room, high price, or any other excuse to skip out.

Home Barre Workout: Ballet Belly, Buns, and Thighs

Sculpt a lean dancer's body on your own schedule with this barre workout you can do at home.

5 Moves for a Lean Dancer's Lower Body

Strengthen and shape a dancer's lower body with these 5 ballet-inspired moves.

At-Home Barre Workout

7 ballet-inspired moves to lift, lengthen, and tone. Tutu optional.