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.Read More
People often ask me what I do or don’t eat to stay in shape. My approach to eating is very similar to my approach to ballet: develop good habits, listen to your body and enjoy everything you do!Read More
Research shows different activities have quite specific mental effects – here’s how moving your body could sharpen your ideas. The brain is often described as being “like a muscle”. It’s a comparison that props up the brain training industry and keeps school children hunched over desks. We judge literacy and numeracy exercises as more beneficial for your brain than running, playing and learning on the move.
When it comes to your brain, an oblique approach can be surprisingly effective. In particular, working your body’s muscles can actually benefit your grey matter.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
If you are looking to build an optimal fit body that is both strong and flexible, combining power and agility at the same time, stretching should play a vital part in your exercise routines. t could even play a role as a potent anti-acing tool, helping to keep your movements fluid as well as keep your posture aligned.Read More
When it comes to fitness, it's important to consider the direction you would like to take that would bring you consistent as well as long term benefits. Something that would enhance your natural beauty, helping you to appear looking graceful, fit and elegant.
Ballet offers a sustainable mind-body fitness that delivers exquisite results while also accommodating a wide range of physical abilities. It’s a progressive technique that actually gets more intense as your form gets better. Whether you’re 9 or 99, ballet offers an elegant way to develop strength, awareness, flexibility, coordination, balance, and agility. Learning a beautiful art form also engenders feelings of accomplishment and enjoyment. And because it addresses the key elements of fitness in one beautifully designed technique, doing ballet keeps you looking youthful and feeling vibrant at any age!Read More
Summer is here and so is the time to give your body the right amount of delicious nutrients to reach your perfectly toned figure. These salads will make you happy and healthy! Enjoy!Read More
Just in time for the Easter break we would like to share with you some great benefits about the favourite Easter egg & bunny treat:)
Chocolate is the ultimate comfort food, a sure-fire stand-by in times of stress, a reliable source of consolation when life has let us down, and a mood-enhancer and romance-inducer in more positive circumstances. But is it at all healthy?
Research is continuing all the time, and experts have already found that chocolate is good for the heart, circulation and brain, and it has been suggested that it may be beneficial in such major heath challenges as autism, obesity and diabetes.
And in fact, the very latest research suggests that eating chocolate could help keep your brain function till the old age.Read More
Feeling a bit stiff and lacking flexibility in your body? With the spring here there is no better time to stretch your muscles & joints. Let me to take you through three tension releasing, body liberating, joint opening stretches that will rejuvenate your tight muscles out of winter just in time for the new season.