Ballet Fitness Level 1 With Yana

Yana is back with a new ballet bar fitness video. If you have a ballet bar at home great, if not don’t worry you can use a chair/table as a substitute. The ballet fitness starts with an intro to how to use the ballet bar and how to position yourself to it.
 
Yana then takes you through ballet feet positioning, basic ballet balances, warms up upper spine, ballet arm positioning, side bend warm up. Yana then shows you ballet Demi  plié , grand plié, with plenty of repetitions on each to ensure you have the correct technique. Then on to toe off the floor with the proper ballet technique, holding with both hands then with one.  Yana then shows you some basic ballet leg swings to open up and release your hips. Next is some ballet thigh strengthening and glute tightening exercises using the ballet bar in first and second position.  Hip releases then follow in preparation for leg lifts. Yana then shows you how to bend forward using ballet techniques to release the flutes while you do it.  Now that you hips have been loosened Yana shows you some higher leg lifts to the front and side.
 
Ballet stretching comes next starting with the calves then onto the hamstrings and glutes all being stretched facing the ballet bar then stretched again from a side position to the ballet bar. Yana then show you how to do a cat stretch using the ballet bar. A great introducing to ballet bar fitness.


Fitness Fact: If you are 25 pounds overweight, you have nearly 5,000 extra miles of blood vessels through which your heart must pump blood.

Category: Ballet | Instructor: Yana | Music: various | Length: 50 mins | Created: Tuesday, 13 August 2013