One of the hottest fitness trends right now is barre. Barre's history stems from move that are based on classic ballet (as if the ballet barre didn't give that away!) and it's no surprise that barre was developed by a ballerina back in the 60s. Since then barre instructors have branched off and developed many different styles and variations of the workout. The barre trend has definitely heated up in the past 10 years - and it's no longer a class just for ballerinas.
While the class definitely has it's roots in ballet, you do not need any dance experience whatsoever to reap the benefits of this fitness trend. The ballet barre is mainly used as a prop to help you support your body weight and target your legs and muscles in a way you haven't before!