Workout like a dancer
Ballet Body classes in Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Ballet Body Fitness classes target and use muscles that are not used in other fitness programmes, or sports. The body shape, posture and movement that result from this workout are as unique as the workout itself.
As a form of bodyweight exercise, Barefoot Ballet will improve cardiovascular endurance by frequently changing your body position, keeping the heart rate elevated, while body weight and gravity work together to strengthen and sculpt your muscles.
This class will teach you how to stretch correctly, how to maintain a daily stretching routine (one day of stretching isn’t magically going to give you the flexibility you desire) and keep you accountable
Sarah is a trained dancer and qualified ballet teacher (RAD), has trained in both Progressing Ballet Technique and Maria Fay floor barre and is a certified Animal Flow Instructor. This class will incorporate elements of each of these disciplines.
Roundwood Park School Dance Studio
Roundwood Park School Dance Studio is located in Roundwood Park School, Roundwood Park – Sports Centre Dance Studio, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 3AE. It is a light and spacious studio with ample parking.
Park Hall, Harpenden
Park Hall is situated at the Town Hall, Leyton Road, Harpenden, AL5 2LX. The hall is walking distance from Harpenden town.
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Ballet Body classes are designed for any body shape and any level of fitness. No one is judging you in my classes. Do not be put off by the stereotypical size criteria for ballet. The classes encourage women to feel good about themselves and their lives, to foster a love of ballet and gain a better understanding of their bodies.
Ballet Body classes are inspired by ballet, but are designed for everyone. No dance or fitness experience is necessary. Complete beginners are welcome. Don’t be intimidated – trying out new moves will help with body awareness and co-ordination.
Life needs to be shaken up from time to time. Without change, or moving outside your comfort zone, life would become dull, predictable and uninteresting. Go on! Dare yourself, scare yourself and take a risk.
Ballet Body Fitness is a one hour total body workout. The class starts with a warm up and the focus of the remainder of the class is on low impact toning exercises and stretches through mat and resistance work.
You will need a pilates/yoga mat and a bottle of water. Wear something comfortable but closely fitting (leggings/yoga pants). Bare feet or grip socks are ideal but you can wear ballet shoes if you have them.
Well, you will certainly discover muscles that you were not aware existed! The classes are high intensity but not too difficult for you to feel a sense of achievement. Some exercises can be taken at a different level, so you can always stay at the more basic level if you find it too challenging, or if you are getting tired.
Ballet is a great “in the moment” activity. It is the beauty of applying movement and focus to music. It is a must try for everyone.