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Ballet Body Workout with Jennifer Galardi
Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Toning Emphasis: Total Body
Upper body: Arms, chest and back.
Lower Body: Legs, thighs, hips and buttocks.
Abs: Abdominals (stomach), core and sometimes lower back.
Total body: Tones all three of the above muscle groups.
Instructor: Jennifer Galardi (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 60 min.
Street Date: 04/2021*
Certified instructor description:
If you've always desired the sleek toned muscles of ballet dancers, this workout is for you! Ballet Body is an elegant, flowing workout that blends muscle strengthening with muscle stretching to create a true dancer’s body. Jennifer’s non-technical cuing focuses on alignment and technique; she makes it doable, effective, and fun. Each of the three standing segments has a specific emphasis: legs, core, and balance. They often combine tough legs and buttocks exercises with soft arm motions (e.g., back-and-forth plies with fifth position arms). The floorwork section includes Pilates and floor barre work (barre work done on the floor). It all ends with a very soothing dance stretch. Each segment delivers maximum benefits to ensure you'll see results whether you pick one or all routines. Choose from: Warm Up, Strength, Balance, Floor Barre, or Stretch or put all of them together for an hour-long intense toning and stretch session! Requires 1 to 5 lb. dumbbells.
Warm Up: Not your average warm up, this traditional dance conditioning sequence delivers a great workout, even when done on its own!
Strength: This segment focuses on developing strong, lean muscles, without the bulk. Light hand weights are optional, but you’ll see results with or without the extra challenge.
Balance: A standing series of exercises that incorporate balance to target every muscle in your body. The results? A tight, toned, midsection, a lifted backside, and improved posture and ‘presence’ so you’ll stand tall, slim, and graceful.
Floor Barre: This segment takes it to the floor, working your muscles from a different position for enhanced results. It combines ballet moves, Pilates exercises and yoga inspired postures to tone every inch of your body – even your toughest problem areas!
Stretch: A perfect combination to any workout, this extended stretch session will elongate the muscles, enhance your flexibility, and calm your mind. Perfect after any workout.
*Re-released. Original release date: 10/2009