On May 27th 2003 Palm Pictures brings you New York City Ballet Workout 2 - the follow-up to the popular and best-selling New York City Ballet Workout originally released in the spring of 2001. Once again under the direction of Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins an all-new exercise program has been created utilizing the latest workout techniques used by some of New York City Ballet's dancers. This beautifully produced workout DVD includes personal exercise programs for upper body, lower body, stretching, abdominal strengthening and much more.
This DVD is excellent for toning and lengthening your muscles, and will definitely work up a sweat. The workout is divided into 17 segments, which can be viewed all at once, one at a time, or as part of four sections. Exercises 1-4 are warm ups, includes some dance steps that get your blood pumping and some nice stretching. 5 & 6 work your abdominals. 7-9 are "floor barre," which means you lie on your back and keep everything stable except the moving leg – very effective. 10-16 are leg work, such as degagees, tendus, and grand battements. Finally, 17 is a cooldown with some stretching. Note that there is no instructor-led dance segment after all that barre/center work, as there is in a dance class.
Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief of the New York City Ballet, and four graceful dancers–two men, two women–offer a beautifully produced, challenging, strength and flexibility workout. The moving warm-up readies your muscles and makes you feel like a dancer. Most of the workout focuses on the abdominals and lower body (thighs, calves, buttocks), with exercises that ballet dancers use to strengthen and lengthen their muscles and condition their core. At the end, you learn patterns for a ballet routine which becomes a short cardiovascular workout.
Do you envy ballet dancers their long, lean bodies and graceful, elegant movements? This beautifully produced exercise video was developed by Peter Martins and the New York City Ballet with the New York Sports Club. First you watch the rippling muscles of four gorgeous ballet dancers (two men and two women) performing warm-up moves to classical ballet music. Martins uses ballet terminology in his cuing and no technique is taught, so it's look-and-follow if you have no previous ballet training. Next you get down on a mat for slow lower-body stretches. A difficult abdominal series is next, followed by "floor barre" exercises to tone the thighs and buttocks while still using the abdominals.
Whether you are after a firmer bottom, toned legs and abs or trimming the fat, Ballet Workout will help you reach your goals! Ballet Workout takes the best fitness ingredients from the world of classical dance and presents then in a fun new workout designed to achieve impressive and lasting results. Under Joey Bull's guidance a fitter, firmer you is just around the corner…. and you don't have to be a dancer! Combining easy to follow strength and cardio exercises Ballet Workout has been proven to attain tighter, fitter, stronger, leaner bodies and improved posture, poise, balance and control. Here's to a fitter and firmer you!
In this latest DVD, she once again dips into her ballet background for this superb body and fitness improving programme.
In Joey Bull's latest DVD, the 4 x UK Fitness Champion and international trainer once again dips into her ballet background for this superb body and fitness improving programme. 4 x UK Fitness Champion * International Fitness Trainer * Classically Trained Dancer * TV Presenter * Motivational Speaker * Writer * former Adventure Athlete * DVD Presenter * Model.
This DVD takes the viewer through three sample classes at different technical levels. With the help of her student Christina Beskou (herself a noted teacher) and by using advanced filming techniques, Maria Fay demonstrates the methodical building up of her system. There is no dancer in the world that should dance another day or live through the agony of another injury without having seen the accompanying DVD. Maria Fay and Christina Beskou take you through exercises that can keep you fit, not only throughout your career, but also throughout what can be a termination of your career–a broken leg, a sprained foot, a pulled muscle. The floor barre techinique also helps the rest of us, the amatuer dancers, the wanna-be dancers, or the simply fitness-cautious to keep in shape.
Do you want a fitness program that builds long, lithe muscles and graceful, healthy posture? In The Ballet Workout, a program with longstanding popularity, instructor Melissa Lowe presents two separate workouts: one for beginners and one for dancers with previous experience. Designed to boost flexibility, strength, and balance, this workout could also serve as a basic introduction to the art of ballet.