Really Great Workouts!
This six-day workout segment is "EXTREME" indeed, but you will love each one. They are tailored by a dancer for the dancer, making you a stronger, better, and injury free. Start off slowly, stopping when you need a rest, and build yourself up each week through the entire video. I'll be doing them, and together, we can make it happen. YOU GOT THIS!!! - Cynthia
"Next to my passion for art, I looove fitness. Through the years, and strict dance training, I learned a lot about mind and body control.The body is our tool and our machine.Our enabler.In everyday life, we tend to forget the abilities that the body has and the insane things it is capable of.The way we treat our body says more about ourselves than what we think. And to become aware of yourself and realize the strength you can build up is a very empowering feeling!I hope to give you this experience of empowerment and strength through my training classes.What makes me happiest in life, is to inspire people around me to live a healthier and happier life.Giving me this opportunity, to either inspire you through my dance performances or through fitness classes, is something I don't take for granted.Thank you very much!" - Tatiana Rooney
These abdominal workout segments are brought to you by my lovely guest, Tatiane Rooney - a professional dancer and certified fitness expert. Each segment is a 3.5 minute abdominal toning workout for each day of the week, except Sunday and can be done in a small space on a yoga mat or beach towel.
Dancer's Body Workout
Stretching, strengthening, and cardiovascular exercise are all an important part of a dancer's workout. Because we won't be able to take actual class or rehearse for a while, these workouts should be done three to five days a week to help keep you strong and maintain a happy, healthy body.
"The mind, when housed within a healthly body, possesses a glorious sense of power." ~ Joseph Pilates
American Ballet Theatre
This is a holistic fitness program formerly used exclusively by the New York Ballet Company. Dancers demonstrate the exercises, which were designed by the film's narrator, Peter Martins, to balance fitness, life and art.
The New York City Ballet Workout was developed by Peter Martins and the New York City Ballet along with the New York Sports Club. If you enjoy ballet or even just love to move then this beautifully produced video is for you.
First, ballet dancers will perform the warm-up to classical ballet music, while Martins narrates. Then, get down on a mat for slow lower-body stretches. A difficult abdominal series is next, followed by "floor barre" exercises to tone the thighs and buttocks while still using the abdominals. then moves to strengthen the back and upper body. Next is a series of standing exercise segments using various ballet movement to strengthen the legs and postural/balance muscles. If you love ballet (even just watching it), you'll enjoy this workout