The question I get asked most as a ballet fitness trainer is “Is ballet fitness for me?”
In my opinion ballet fitness and any form of ballet training is beneficial for everyone regardless of your fitness goal. Well of course I would say that. I am a former professional ballet dancer and ballet has been my passion for over 20 years.
But let’s think about it objectively.
Why do we train?
The reasons why we train and engage in physical activity are wide and varied. But all of them can be enhanced or achieved through ballet fitness training. There is a reason why ballet dancers are often touted as some of the fittest athletes alongside boxers.
One of the largest barriers we face at the moment when we exercise is poor range of motion. The way the modern westerner lives their life promotes poor posture and tight muscles.
Ballet Fitness is a great way to improve your posture and promote greater coordination between different areas of your body simultaneously. How often do you hear about dancers with poor posture and limited range of motion? This applies to everyone, most men could add 10kgs to their three big lifts with improved movement patterns.
Let’s talk about some other fitness goals. Weight loss, tone, core strength, improved fitness levels, power and strength. All of these can be drastically improved through ballet fitness training. When you think about all of these facets of fitness ballet dancers display all of them.
So the next time you are considering a workout why not give ballet fitness a go and feel the challenge for yourself.
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