This ballet body workout utilizes a series of exercises that incorporate balance to target every muscle in your body. The results? A tight, toned midsection; a lifted backside; and improved posture and presence so you stand tall, slim, and graceful. A chair is optional, and you’ll also want a yoga mat for some of the yoga moves in this balancing sequence.
Our ballet body workout starts with rond de jambes, which engage your abdominals and work your lower body. Jennifer will encourage you to keep your shoulders back and down and breathe through each movement. Next, you’ll use mini arabesque pulses to work the small (but important!) muscles between the hamstrings and the glutes. Controlled movements or pulses really help to sculpt targeted muscle groups, giving you a more toned appearance. You’ll burn out your legs as you work those muscles while lengthening and strengthening your body.
You’ll also incorporate some yoga poses into this ballet body workout, taking it to the yoga mat and assuming chair pose to begin. Next, you’ll lower into vinyasa flow as you transition from upward dog to downward dog several times. A vinyasa flow works the muscles in your upper body while also giving your body a nice stretch—and oh yeah, working on your balance! These yoga moves will help to center and ground you in your body.
Jennifer will lead you through more upper body moves like tricep push-ups in this ballet body workout before doing more balancing work in tabletop pose. Like many of our ballet workouts, this routine incorporates both traditional ballet moves with yoga and functional strength training to give you an amazing workout that will both strengthen and lengthen your muscles. No matter your fitness level, give this balancing workout a try to sculpt and redefine your body!
All exercises you perform are your own responsibility and you perform them at your own risk. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider before starting any physical exercise, fitness or wellness regiments of any kind.
Level: All Levels
Equipment: Bodyweight, Mat
Instructor: Jennifer Galardi