Intense strengthening workouts that improve posture, increase flexibility and are the most effective core exercises on the planet? We can almost guarantee that ballet wasn’t the first thing answer that popped into your head! But ballet certainly isn’t restricted to little girls in tutus… this form of training has some serious grunt. Today we show you how you can get ballet fit at home with not a satin slipper in sight.
The fantastic thing about ballet-style workouts is that you can do it all from the comfort of your own home, rain, hail or shine. Traditionally, ballerinas use a barre (those timber hand rails often lining the walls of dance studios), but the back of a dining chair or a kitchen counter will work as an effective alternative.
Ballet workouts are all about strengthening the band of muscles that wrap around your core and your powerful leg muscles, so doesn’t involve a heap of cardio or jumping around (despite popular belief!). Instead, this type of workout generally focusses on small yet intense movements which will get those muscles burning in no time.
For all-rounder workouts which combines fat burning cardio with muscle strengthening, you can involve your Vuly trampoline! We’ve spoken many times about the health benefits of bouncing on a trampoline, and when combined with ballet-specific movements, this form of exercise is elevated into a whole new territory.
You don’t need much space for these types of compact workouts, plus, you can do it in bare feet! Get started with our quick warm up, then hold onto the back of your chair or kitchen counter for support while completing the other exercises.
Warm up: 30 seconds of jumping jacks
Let us know how your ballet workouts have gone—did you feel the burn?
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