Ballet Secrets For Aging Gracefully

Ballet Secrets For Aging Gracefully

When it comes to fitness, the great advantage of age is the wisdom to make more satisfying choices. I’ve encountered many young women who think that unless they feel “murdered”, “dead”, “beat”, “shredded”, or otherwise incapacitated after a workout, they haven’t...
A Simple Recipe for Fit Living

A Simple Recipe for Fit Living

Cultivating a fit and healthy lifestyle can be pared down to this simple recipe: DEVELOP GOOD HABITS Each morning at the ballet studio I’d do a little stretching, core work, and light foot strengtheners to prepare for class and a long day of rehearsals and...
Get Your Grace On! 7 Tips for Trying Ballet

Get Your Grace On! 7 Tips for Trying Ballet

Now that you’ve spun yourself sweaty and galvinized your glutes with a gazillion barre workouts, what next? Refine your fitness routine with ballet! The beautiful results to be had from this old school workout are universally admired, yet many feel intimidated about...
Barre Essentials for Healthy, Happy Knees

Barre Essentials for Healthy, Happy Knees

One of the biggest problems with barre workouts is knee pain. Not only does this over-hyped fitness fad often masquerade as a “ballerina” workout when it has nothing to do with real ballet technique, but many barre classes include movements that pay zero attention to...
Refinery29 + Everyday Ballet

Refinery29 + Everyday Ballet

This past Monday I had the enormous pleasure of training the inimitable Steve Doss (pictured above) for Refinery29’s Facebook Live broadcast of Busy Bodies. It was such a fun and fabulous time! Not only was Steve an enthusiastic student, but he also absorbed the...