Adult Ballet Fitness: 5 reasons why you should try it

Dec 28th, 2015

Category: Ballet Benefits

Adult Ballet Fitness: 5 reasons why you should try it

Whether or not you have ever pointed your toes or been to a ballet class, ballet fitness classes have something to offer you. The word “Ballet” can sometimes put people off. I have heard, “I’m not graceful enough”, or “I have never danced” but classes are designed for any body shape and any level of fitness. There is no dancing involved, just ballet inspired exercises and stretches to lengthen your body with very little impact. Here are only five of the many reasons why you should attend:

  1. Become aware of and improve your posture

Improving your posture (particularly post pregnancy) will make you become more body aware and will not only improve the way you feel but the way you look.

  1. Increase your core stability

Strengthening your core muscles will help you stand taller. Working these muscles will also help you on your way to a flat stomach.

  1. Increase your flexibility

Stretches are performed in a safe environment and will increase your range of movement.

  1. Improve your strength

Ballet works every muscle in your body (including some you didn’t know you had!).

  1. Try something new!

Freshen up your fitness routine and dig out your ballet shoes (or just take your socks off!) and come and give it a go.

If the above benefits are not enough, the classes are conducted to classical music, which has been proven to reduce stress, exerting a calming effect. You will leave class feeling inches taller and much calmer!