Improve your balance and flexibility with this ballet-inspired workout
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Ballet Ballet is one of my favorite workouts because not only a re-toning and tightening muscles you probably didn't even know you have had. We gratefully guide and glide your way to better posture with movements that challenge your core balance. And remember, because of that arms are always optional. So look to Beth or Austin for any modifications you need to make or keep a chair by your side for extra balance. You may also notice we're doing this bare foot. I really want you to feel yourself pushing off the floor and using your muscles to become stronger. Put your hands on your hips. We're going to start with pliés out to a second. It's just a squat side-to-side. Take it out and squeeze in. Out, turning the legs out, working the inner thighs and squeeze. Think of dragging your foot along like it's going through a quick stance. Squeeze, making the movement nice and long, two more. Let's add some arms that float up to the side. Float, great! Keep your posture tall, think of a string pulling you up from the floor straight up to the sky that keep the shoulders down. Two more just like this and bring it back to center. We're going to take a little change, bring your hands back on the hips. You're going to plié out to a second and sweep the leg in front right here. Take it out and sweep, out. You'll notice the knees bend. Bring it back to center. Do it on the left for three. It's called our attitude position. Think of kicking a soccer ball. Really work that inner thigh. Bring it back to first again on the right for three and sweep. Great! One more. Bring it back to center. Remember hold your posture, you want to be long and lean. Last one, now if you're ready, add the arms and challenge your balance, sweep it up with the leg. Great! One more, bring it back to center. You can always bring them back to your hips if you need and work up to this. Pull up, back to center. Good! We're going to take little kicks to the front. We call them bottom ons. They don't need to be high. I just want you brushing the floor right here, kick it right and left and up.