Body ballet (or fitness ballet) is a popular fitness area that includes elements of yoga, stretching and Pilates. Training equipment consists of a dance bodysuit or comfortable leggings and a top. From shoes, you can use both pointe shoes and comfortable lightweight fitness sneakers or gym shoes.
The main advantage of this fitness area is the ability to correct posture, develop flexibility and get to know your body better, as well as gradually give it a light relief. The main load is distributed on the lower body, so body ballet will be especially appreciated by those who want to tone the legs and buttocks without using heavy weights.
An additional plus of such activities, of course, is the "game" content of the process. Training usually takes place in ballet halls equipped with real ballet machines. The very atmosphere, smoothness and regularity of classes and loads make you feel like a part of the ballet world. And at the very least - take a beautiful photo or video on Instagram.
Moreover, there are no contraindications for doing body ballet. Such workouts are suitable for everyone and at any level of physical fitness. The only thing is that in case of injuries of the spine and joints, you should consult with your doctor in advance.
Among the stars, this type of fitness is preferred by Miranda Kerr, Alexa Chung, Mila Kunis and Madonna. Body ballet classes with the founder of the KM20 concept store Olga Karput take place with an individual teacher. And the ex-wife of Sergei Shnurov, Matilda, became a trendsetter: several years ago she founded her full-fledged ballet school "Isadora", in which sports reading of classical dance is one of the most popular trends.
Matilda Shnurova told Pink that she regularly does stretching and ballet at her school. “We have been together with body ballet for many years, and I can say that there is nothing more surprising in terms of the effect on your body. With high-quality study of the elements and regular exercises, you will soon see amazing results and feel changes in your body. Not only will strength and endurance increase, but a new attractive relief will literally be drawn, not to mention a good mood and general well-being,”Matilda Shnurova shared her experience. - Sometimes I exercise in the morning, and this is a great start to the day, an opportunity to recharge the energy for the whole day, sometimes in the evening - and then it helps to relieve stress and relax. Beautiful equipment, of course, plays an important role. After all, nothing motivates you for quality work and new results!And that's why we always have a selection of branded clothing at Isadora."
Top 3 places to practice body ballet
Ballet school "Isadora", St. Petersburg
In addition to body ballet and stretching, classical and modern ballet is also taught here. After regular classes, you will definitely want to shoot your own version of the video at Take Me To Church.
Stretching studio SM Stretching, Moscow
A new direction has appeared in the stretching studio of the master of sports Samira Mustafayeva - barre. This, like body ballet, is a complex type of exercise with elements of ballet, Pilates and stretching. Part of the lesson, just like in body ballet, takes place near the ballet barn. However, an additional element here is work with light weights - dumbbells, which allows you to work out the relief of the back and arms. And pointe shoes are not required.
Fitballet Studio, Moscow
In this ballet studio, they also teach in a comprehensive manner, which allows not only to use more muscles, but also to make the lesson more fun. One machine is not enough here - dumbbells, fitness elastic bands, large and small balls come to the rescue.>