That coveted dancer’s body—long, lean, and toned—is possible with the ballet-inspired workouts in Ballet Body. Led by trained dancer Jennifer Galardi, each ballet body workout uses the fundamentals of ballet to sculpt strong muscles, improve your balance, and tone you head to toe. Jennifer has created five mini workouts that take exercises from classical ballet, yoga, and Pilates to give you a well-rounded program that will lengthen and strengthen your body—no formal ballet training necessary.
You should start with the Ballet Warm Up, which will take you through several isolations and conditioning sequences. After that, start Ballet Strength. This ballet body workout will utilize ballet-inspired bodyweight exercises, like pliés, as well as some upper body work with hand weights and many ab-focused moves to define and strengthen your core. After you’re done, move on to Ballet Balance, which uses more yoga-inspired movements to help improve your flexibility while opening up tight muscles.
Also be sure to check out Floor Barre, which blends yoga and Pilates to help you tone those trouble spots—particularly your core. The last ballet body workout in the program is Ballet Stretch, which you can use as a nice cool down after all your hard work. You can do any of these workouts independently or string them together to get a full-body ballet workout that will challenge your body and sculpt long and lean muscles.
Again, no formal dance training is necessary for any of these workouts—Jennifer will provide plenty of instruction, demonstrating the movements so you can see exactly how to do them if it’s your first time. Jump right into Ballet Body and you might just find that these ballet-inspired routines are your new favorite way to get in shape.
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.