The last time I did ballet was probably about 14 years ago. I remember hating ballet. The tight stockings would give me the worst wedgie and my hair would always be slicked back into a tight bun on the top of my head- I hated when people so much as touched my hair (I still do), so you can probably visualize how this went over every day when it came time to go to ballet. I didn’t like ballet when I was 5 and I still don’t really like ballet now. In fact, this blog post isn’t even really about ballet…
Before I get into things, let me give you a little rundown on my workout schedule:
I try my best to head to the gym at least 5 times a week. I usually keep my workouts simple. I like using some free weights, going for long runs on the treadmill, or trying my best to complete a Kayla Itsines workout. I get bored easily and love to switch up my workout routine whenever I can.
After searching the internet world for a fun, new, workout I stumbled upon something called Ballet Beautiful. I tried to summarize what Ballet Beautiful is like ten different times, but my words just aren’t doing it justice. Here’s how the website explains it:
“Created by the professional ballerina and celebrity fitness guru Mary Helen Bowers, the Ballet Beautiful workout mixes the athleticism and grace of classical ballet with targeted exercises and stretches that sculpt a dancer’s toned, lean physique. Mary Helen personally trained Natalie Portman for her Academy Award-winning role in Black Swan. Sought after by A-list celebrities, supermodels, Victoria’s Secret Angels and thousands of other women around the world, Ballet Beautiful is the chosen workout of today’s modern woman.”
My favorite types of workouts are the ones that leave me sore. If I am not sore, or absolutely sweating while doing a workout (TMI, I know) I don’t feel like I pushed myself hard enough. Lucky for me, these workouts keep the sweat comin’ and leave me as sore as ever the next day.
You can buy the Ballet Beautiful workout plan, and it will probably be worth all of your money. These workouts are hard! To be completely honest, when I heard the word ballet and workout in the same sentence, I kind of figured it would be a light workout.
I was SO wrong about this. These workouts are awesome. You’ll still feel these workouts lingering throughout your muscles the next day, trust me.
This is not at all sponsored by Ballet Beautiful- heck, they probably don’t even know who I am. I have fallen in love with these workouts and just haaaaaaaaadddddd to tell the world about them.
Here are some links to free Ballet Beautiful workouts: