Pilates classes and physiotherapy in Central, Hong Kong

BALLET BEAUTIFUL: LEAN LEGS AND BUNS

BALLET BEAUTIFUL: LEAN LEGS AND BUNS

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Dawnna

日期: 7月 20, 2017

It’s summer time and with it comes the pre-requisite necessity to get out our flimsy skirts, shorts and bikinis! The lean legs and buns of ballerinas are coveted by any girl heading to the beach or planning on wearing her warm weather shorts, or cute office dresses. 

How do I know this? Because friends and clients constantly mention that, in keeping with their goal to get in better shape is the desire to have the same bodies they see when they peek at the NY City Ballet workout on Youtube.  One of my friends mentioned that you can tell a dancer, just by the way they walked and carried themselves

Being a dancer, I bought the book. About half of it is workouts, and the other half is about dancers and how ballet - and the fitness that comes from ballet - has affected their lives.  It is truly inspiring. 

It got me thinking about some of the work we teach in Pilates and the exercises I give my Ballet students for homework. One of their “favorites” is Bridging with a Difference. You will need a Yoga mat, a bottle of water, and a towel to complete this workout that can be modified to fit any skill level by adjusting reps and rest periods

Bridging with a Difference is done with the feet and knees together; a lot harder than the traditional Bridge with feet and knees hip width apart.  The bridge is great exercise that engages your abs, and also benefits for your butt, hips, and lower back.