Ballet barres are not just for ballet. You can plie, squat, lunge, work your core, improve your balance….you name it.
Barres build great booties. And bodies. Flexible bodies. With good abs and shoulders, too.
I built a portable barre that I use for both private barre classes and for strength training (OK, food editor AJ Ogaard built it for me since I can’t use tools well).
If you want a mighty ballet body at a minimal cost, see links below for instructions on how to build a simple portable barre. Mine is made from PVC piping, some glue, spray paint and sand in the base to keep it from moving.
INSTRUCTIONS (I found these on the internet, and they were both helpful):