Posts in ballet
No Pain no gain – right or wrong in fitness

Many people believe in the “no pain, no gain” theory. when it comes to their workouts. Believing that pain means progress, they continue to work out intensely despite of experiencing pain or discomfort.

There are others who say that continuing your exercise routine in an effort to toughen the body, may not be a smart thing to do. Is it really true? No pain, no gain?

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Ballet Body for Adults – Myths and Truths

There’s common saying that ballet world has perpetuated an unrealistic ideal. As a result, many adults are reluctant to try ballet because they are self-conscious about their body and find countless reasons or other self-deprecating remarks to discourage themselves. This negative attitude prevents many from experiencing the physical, mental, and social benefits that an adult ballet class has to offer. Let’s have a look at some popular misconceptions about the art form to help you to develop a healthy perspective if you are keen to develop your ballet body and enjoy wonderful benefits for your posture, fitness as well as overall wellbeing.

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How Much Exercise to Lose Weight?

It’s well known that exercise is vital if you’re looking to lose some weight. But sometimes if you do too much of exercise you might end up overeating as a result. Or, you don't work out enough and then you don't see any results on the scale. So how much exercise to lose weight is really needed?

Researchers and medical experts provide weight loss exercise recommendations per day and per week, not only for slimming down but also to prevent weight regain.

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Flexibility & Stretching – How to Prevent Injuries

Achieving a certain degree of flexibility is absolutely critical for anyone involved in dance, exercise workouts or sports; otherwise there will be at some stage a breakdown in body tissues leading to an injury. If you are too tight in certain parts of your body, you are functioning below your real potential – remember that performance enhancement is the second very important reason to stretch: flexible muscles perform a lot better than tight muscles.

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Ballet for Adults – How to practice it as a grownup

With maturity usually come the wisdom and better understanding of who we are, what we want, and what makes us happy. No matter what age you are, ballet practice offers a wonderfully effective yet versatile way to be active, learn something new overtime, get fitter more effectively than any traditional gym or aerobic activities, and, most importantly it allows to enjoy something that brings a sense of beauty to life at any age!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why is ballet a great workout – Free 7 days exercise program

Ballet can help you burn a tremendous amount of calories and subsequently lose weight. Ballet involves total-body rhythmic movements that elevate your heart rate, breathing rate, circulation, and muscular activity. In fact, ballet elevates your metabolism 3-6 times above your resting metabolism. In other words, you’ll burn 3-6 times more calories when you’re dancing versus resting.

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Ballet Diet: What to Eat Before a Workout

Many of my clients have asked, what is best to eat before our Ballet Body Sculpture workout class? It becomes especially difficult choice if the class in the evening, far away from your lunch and heavy dinner is not an option before a ballet class:)

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The Motivation of Direction

One of the biggest difficulties we all face — is manifesting the ‘motivation of direction’. The big WHY behind the choices we make in everything we do.

When to comes to ballet fitness, the big why’s you need to address to maximise your rewards are, why are you doing ballet, and why do you have your current expectations.

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10 Reasons How Your Life Improves With Ballet

Many think that ballet is a beautiful fairy tail and reserved only for the little girls or for the physically gifted ones. However, if you look a little deeper you will realise that ballet is an amazing technique, exercise of it’s highest forms, offering the biggest potential for your body as well as for your mind development. The overall wellbeing.

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How To Deal With Stress Effectively

If you talk to anyone, you will be hard pressed to find someone who does not think their life is, to some extent, stressful. We live in a time where we are expected to be contactable 24/7 and be able do everything right now. How does stress work in your body?

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