Celebrities Who Love Their Portable Ballet Barres

Long, lean lines, strong legs and core, increased flexibility, and the confidence and poise of a prima ballerina? Sign us up! There's a reason portable ballet barre workouts are en vogue right now, but did you know they were also celebrity-endorsed? Next time you see these gorgeous barre-bunnies on the red carpet or in a magazine, just picture them next to you at the barre.  

Kelly Ripa

This media maven's go-to barre method is Physique 57, which combines ballet-style choreography, Pilates and isometric work. The toned and always-poised actress says the classes "transformed my body in ways I never thought possible."  

Natalie Portman

Hello, Black Swan beautiful! While training for her intense ballerina role, Portman worked with trainer Mary Helen Bowers, creator of the Ballet Beautiful method, which focuses on the arms, abs, glutes, and thighs with tiny ballet-inspired movements. We think it worked.  

Zooey Deschanel

Pure Barre was the younger Deschanel's barre go-to when she was sweating for the wedding. It's rumored that she took back-to-back classes, using isometric movements to target her abs, hips, glutes, thighs, and arms.


Madonna's all about Barre3, developed by Sadie Lincoln. By the way, she's 57, and looking gorgeous!

Victoria's Secret Angels Doutzen Kroes, Lily Aldridge, Candice Swanepoel, and Jourdan Dunn

Those wings are earned, not given. To stay in shape and prepare for events, like the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Krose, Aldridge, and Swanipoel swear by the Ballet Beautiful method to keep their lean, long, toned look. Dunn favors the UK-based Barre Core method which incorporates choreographed dance, barre, medicine balls, therabands and light weights for an all-over body burn.

Inspired to belly up to the barre next to these babes? Contact us to set up your very own barre studio!