11.01.2015

NYC Ballet Inspired Workouts

Hey guys!


Suddenly, everywhere you look you see people trying these crazy expensive barre workouts. I mean, it makes sense. Ballet/dance inspired workouts get results fast. So today I thought it would be fun to share my top 5 New York City Ballet inspired workout moves.


  • Beats - Start by lying on the ground, your legs straight up in the air. Flex your feet and place them heel to toe, as turned out as you can. If this hurts your hip flexors just keep your feet turned in and pointed. Open your legs into a small straddle and when you bring bring your opposite foot in front first and then change them so they are in the original position. Make sure to keep your legs straight and your feet flexed and keep your back flat on the ground. If this is too difficult place your hands under your tailbone. This is the perfect exercise for your abs as well as your inner thighs.
  • Plié + Relevé - Start standing in first position, heels together toes open. Bend your knees into a demi-plie. Start to relevé going through the starting position. Squeeze your butt and energetically think of your things coming together until you’re heels are off the ground and your weight is on the balls of your feel. This is great for your thighs and but muscles.
  • Arm Presses - Place your arms straight out to the side, palms down. Pulse pushing down. After 100 pulses flips your arms so they are palm up. And do 100 more pulses up. Obviously this is a great exercise for your arms.
  • TA Pumps - Start in a position to do crunches, arms behind your head and feet on the floor. Bring your feet up until your calves are parallel to the floor and make a 90 degree angle with your thighs. Bring your head up into a crunch. Then straighten your legs all the way out and then bend them in again. These pumps are great for your transverse abdominis (TA), the deepest part of your core.
  • Jumps - Start in first position, heels together toes open. Plié and then jump straight up in the air. make sure to keep your legs straight and your toes pointed. Do 8 and then jump into a demi-second - your feet just underneath your hips. Repeat eight jumps. This is the perfect exercise for your things and butts.


So these are my top 5 favorite New York City Ballet inspired workouts. They are a great addition to any workout and I def recommend trying them. Share your thoughts in the comments below!

XOXO,


Gloss

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