Healthy Summer Dessert

You can make amazing ice cream and keep it healthy! There are lots of different ingredients to experiment with (coconut milk, frozen bananas, avocado, soy or almond milk), and you can do it with or without an ice cream maker. Here’s one simple summer desert recipe for you to enjoy. Sweet and creamy, it’s the perfect cold treat on a hot day!

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How to improve your health & happiness

In recent years, science has been showing posture to be a magic bullet for everything from low back pain to low energy and low self-esteem. Add to this (in case you haven’t heard) that sitting is now the new smoking. Our shoulders, backs and hips ache from sitting, our necks seem to be permanently bent over the smartphones, challenging our mind and body on daily basis both physically and psychologically.

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Have you ever wanted more?

One of the most powerful aspects of Ballet Body Sculpture that our members benefit from — that NO other fitness program offers — ballet based or otherwise, is access to world class mental coaching; and when I say world class, I really mean the highest international standard.

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Pamper your body with exercise!

Workout should not be a chore.  Exercising makes you feel terrific and look even better.  Your skin glows, your clothes fit better, you feel happier, relaxed and more confident, your sleep is more restful and satisfying at night.

So why do we sometimes fear it?

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The Best Stress Relief

For most of us stress is a regular part of the day. Some statistics suggest that up to 77 percent of us feel the physical effects of stress on a regular basis in the form of headaches, insomnia, anxiety, weight gain, muscle aches and pains, crankiness, and difficulty focusing. Learning how to deal with it in a healthy way can actually help get rid of some of the worst symptoms.

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Exercises to IMPROVE your cIrculation if you sit all day

If you spend most of your work day working on a computer and then you spend your evenings scrolling through things on your phone, neck, back, and arm pain can become a constant problem. A sedentary lifestyle does a lot of damage to your health: your muscles can become stiff, you can experience numbness, and tingling sensations may appear regularly.

Here are some simple exercises that can relieve neck pain, shoulders, stiffness in the back, hips & legs.

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Mindfulness For You!

Often the biggest barrier to our health and fitness goals is our own state of mind. Fear, frustration, a desire to wait to begin exercising until we lose some weight, have more time, less busy time at work, more energy... there are many reasons, when it comes to working out and getting results it is very easy not to make it happen. 

Sometimes all you need is a reminder to be mindful and to  take care of yourself!

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Power Your Legs

One of the most popular ballet moves that has also been passed on to barre fitness and other aerobic exercises – Plié. The origin of the correct technique and alignment in order to gain the best benefits from the exercise though still remains in ballet.

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Mindset Strategies for Weight Loss

It's not exactly a secret that diet and exercise are key when it comes to weight loss, but don't overlook the hidden powers of your mind! Here are some mindset strategies to help you reach your weight-loss goals.

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Best Ways to Exercise at Home

Whether you're allergic to the gym, want to save money or crave convenience, exercising at home is an easy choice to make. What's more difficult is figuring out what to do. How do you set up an effective home workout? With Ballet Body Sculpture online classes the set up is very easy, for most video classes you don’t need any equipment, just your own body. Whether you are a complete beginner or more advanced, looking for a challenge, you have over 50 classes to choose from.

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What it Means – To Be Flexible?

Flexibility is the range of motion in a joint or group of joints or the ability to move joints effectively through a complete range of motion.

You probably know what it means when someone says they are flexible. It usually means that they can reach down and touch their toes or bend deeply into a squad.. But the definition of flexibility is more complicated than simply being able to do a single stretch.

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The Confidence Gold Rush

Confidence is the gold rush of the 21st century, and in the ballet world —it sets one average dancer apart from a super star. People love confidence, in fact they fall in love with confidence in any and every aspect of life. 
This doesn’t mean the kind of false confidence that comes from an over-blown ego, or even the illusory superiority many people show to defend a lack of self-confidence at the core.

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5 Reasons Why You Might Be Afraid to Hire a Personal Trainer

Though personal training is more mainstream than ever, there are still plenty of people hesitant to hire a trainer. They worry about the cost, they worry about the pain and they wonder things like: Will I look like a complete idiot? Is my trainer going to torture me? These fears are normal, but you shouldn't let them stop you from achieving your goals, and highly qualified personal trainer will certain help you to achieve it. Learn more about the most common fears and how you can get over them.

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The Importance of Stretching & Joint Mobility

Do you stretch when you exercise?

Stretching is the deliberate alignment of the muscles so called “lengthening”, in order to increase muscle flexibility and joint range of motion. Stretching exercises are one the most important important part of any exercise or rehabilitation program. They help warm the body up prior to activity thus decreasing the risk of injury as well as muscle soreness. The benefits of stretching are endless and have been proven through various studies over a long period of time. Stretching benefits people of all ages, and is intended for the young as well as the elderly population.

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9 Basic Ballet Terms & Benefits

Have you ever been to the ballet class and felt that they are talking some foreign language to you? That’s because in ballet classes or ballet workouts the tutor would always use French ballet terminology and call each ballet move a specific name. Which is why it makes it possible to learn ballet at any age. Terminology and structure helps to memories the movements, sequences and enjoy the progress! Ballet developed as a performance-focused art form in France, hence why all terminology is used in French.

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5 Tips To Make This Year The Best

Let’s face it — we far too often put our attention to fitness & wellness aside, until : "we have more time”, “loose a bit of weight”, “spring starts”, “ holiday finishes” and many more important excuses that fundamentally lead nowhere.  Don’t get caught in this trap! Take some flexibility and begin today. You’ll thank yourself tomorrow.

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How To Stay Healthy & Fit During Christmas Season

Christmas is probably the hardest time of the year to stay fit. Food, drink, lots of social events, less and less time to organise your personal needs, leaving you exhausted, stuffed and ready for the January detox. So how do you stay fit at Christmas?

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Everyday Habits That Destroy Your Spine

Back problems became more common in the 21st century and are usually caused by a sedentary lifestyle and from holding/looking at new gadgets. There may be a lot of reasons for bad posture and chronic pain, but scientists are revealing ones that we bring upon on ourselves.

For example, did you know that your job could be the leading cause of a chronic backache? A lack of rest is also bad for your posture.

Here are some the most popular habits that according to scientists, lead to a chronic backache.

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The Story Of The Nutcracker

With all upcoming Nutcracker ballet workshops as well as long waited holiday season, we’d like to take a closer look at the history of this magical ballet beloved around the world. For many people, attending a performance of "The Nutcracker" is a holiday tradition and an introduction to the world of classical ballet and music.

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