Use Ballet to Stay Fit

Stay fit with adult ballet classes in Grand Rapids Michigan

Want to stay fit as a fiddle? Attila Mosolygo is already a pro in the ballet world, as well as the assistant artistic director and principal of Grand Rapids Ballet School. But did you know he’s also got some mad skills in the gym? Dancing already burns tons of calories and the sporadic movements call upon many muscles. Many people envy the physique but don’t actually realize they can get a similar shape. Check out how he trains for performances and implement some of his moves into your regimen.

Exercise 1: Basic Pushup
Keep you back flat, legs straight, and hands placed outside of your shoulders.
3 SETS OF 20 REPS 30-60 SECONDS REST

Exercise 2: Military Pushup
Push up with the hands placed directly under shoulders, upper arms remain next to the body in the down position.
3 SETS OF 20 REPS 30-60 SECONDS REST

Exercise 3: Crunches
On a flat back with legs at 90 degrees and toes pointing up, keep your arms vertical with your fingers above your shoulders. This is a basic crunch with fingers extending up to the same level as the toes.
3 SETS OF 30 REPS 30-60 SECONDS REST

Exercise 4: Starfish
In a basic pushup position create a wide X shape without twisting or tipping the torso. Raise one arm, hold it for 5-10 seconds, place it down, then do the same with opposite arm. And the with legs (one at a time)
2 SETS OF 20 REPS

“Follow exercise #4 with a moderate speed run for 1 mile and then repeat exercises 1-4”

And don’t forget we also offer adult ballet classes that will help you stay fit, increase flexibility, and raise your spirits.  Find out more here.