Dance, sing, perform, create something beautiful. Since I was 5 years old I was in love with the classical music and ballet. I always wanted to dance. I built castles in the air out of my hopes and dreams. Being a ballet dancer is much harder than you think. It demands a lot of determination, hard work and commitment. Nowadays I am taking ballet classes only for my relaxation and my soul.
❦ And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. ❦
1. It’s a full body work out
If you want a dancer’s body then you shall receive. Ballet inspired classes work the whole body, lifting bottoms, trimming thighs and defining arms.
2. It’s speeds up your metabolism
Classes promote increased muscle mass and metabolic rate, so you burn calories at rest as well as during the workout. Yes, please!
3. You’ll look and feel more lean
Lose inches from your waist and add them to your height just by improving your posture. Ballet inspired classes will help you achieve stronger and leaner legs a la Miranda Kerr, and the best part? No tutu required!
4. It tones ALL your muscles
In ballet-inspired workouts the barre is your BFF. All those difficult standing postures you do and hold for minutes on end? Those are the moves that will give you stronger and leaner muscles – without the erratic heartbeat!
5. It’s a great de-stressor
High intensity workouts performed to music help clear your mind of daily stresses. Who doesn’t love a bit of classical ballet music?
6. It’s for everyone
There’s no dance or exercise experience required! It’s suitable for any body type or fitness level, young and old!
7. It’s suitable for pregnant women
In fact, it’s good for mums-to-be! These light cardio exercises will help develop and maintain strong muscle mass and flexibility, working the arms, legs and even pelvic muscles! Apparently it can even help for a smoother delivery too.
Not only do ballet workouts prevent you from injury, but they can also help when you have one too. Make sure to let your instructor know so they can amend some of the exercises to suit your needs.