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THE BREAKING BALLET METHOD

The FOUR Pillars of our Method

ACHIEVE BALANCE

Fusing together the best of ballet-inspired movement with bodyweight, cardio and stretching exercises, into carefully curated workouts lasting 15-20 minutes for women over 40.

EMBRACE CHANGE

Optimised for women in their 40s and beyond for the way our bodies (& hormones) work. Our bodies change and so must the way we approach health and fitness.

MASTER CONNECTION

Inspiring women to better understand their bodies for increased strength, grace, longevity and confidence. Self-awareness is the key to your success.

BREAK BARRIERS

Age and busy schedules are not barriers if you have the right mindset and guidance. Our method is for real women living in the real world.

“There’s so much more to life than just looking good”

BB can help you with so much more than achieving the toned, sculpted body of a dancer

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BBACKSTAGE gives me a sense of belonging to a happy, supportive and caring group of women. We motivate each other to workout daily, even if only for 10-15 minutes, and this has greatly improved my fitness and flexibility.

The Workouts

We have designed our ballet-inspired workouts to ensure a holistic movement practice that brings you the best results.

Strength

These bodyweight workouts are a uniquely artistic approach to exercise that tone & sculpt sleek, powerful ballet muscles.

Sweat

HILIT (High Intensity, Low Impact training) workouts embrace the athleticism of ballet and will get your heart pumping & increase your stamina, without the usual impact on your joints from traditional cardio exercise.

Restore

Our stretch sessions help to calm the nervous system, reduce pain & increase your range of movement.

About

Welcome

To Breaking Ballet

Breaking Ballet’s aim is to encourage women to feel good about themselves and their lives, to achieve strength and grace in movement and show them that strong bodies can also be feminine. These workouts will not only make you stronger but improve the way you stand, the way you move and the way you carry yourself each day.
 
Breaking Ballet workouts are not a trend, or a fad, but are based on movements and techniques that have been used for years to tone and sculpt a dancer’s body.
 
The workouts target and use muscles that are not used in other fitness programmes, or sports.  The body shape, posture and movement that result from these workouts are as unique as the workout itself.
 
With regular practice of these workouts, you will achieve the posture of a dancer. You will gain long, lean muscles, toned arms, a toned trim tummy, your bottom will lift and your thighs will get trimmer. Tension in the body will be released and your mobility will improve. Most importantly, you will reconnect with your body and carry with you a renewed sense of self and confidence.

Are these classes for me?

Whether or not you have ever pointed your toes or been to a ballet/barre class, these workouts are designed for any body shape and any level of fitness.
 
No dance or fitness experience is necessary.
 
Unlike the boot camp style fitness training, there is no pounding of the floor. Exercises are high intensity but low impact and conducted to classical music producing a calming effect on the mind and body.
 
You will complete each workout feeling inches taller and much calmer!

Meet

Sarah Aspinall

Sarah Aspinall is the founder of Breaking Ballet and is a trained dancer and qualified RAD ballet teacher, who has years of experience helping busy women fine-tune their bodies using short, high intensity ballet-inspired workouts. She is also an ex-CMS lawyer.

She is the founder of Breaking Ballet, a unique online platform of fitness courses. BBackstage is her membership programme, which not only provides a step-by-step process showing you exactly how to incorporate exercise and healthy eating into your daily lifestyle – but supports you every step of the way to becoming the person you deserve to be.

She is a former lawyer based in the UK and a mum of two.

What hurts today
makes you stronger tomorrow.

- Jay Cutler

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I had always thought that I couldn't do ballet as I am very un-co-ordinated. I do lots of yoga & I run but when I saw an online challenge in late January I thought I would give it a go. My Mum had died tragically just before Christmas and so I didn't know whether I would feel up to it. I loved it. Joined BBackstage and the encouragement from the wonderful Sarah and the ladies about all kinds of things has changed me and got me through lockdown too.

Deb Winship

Deb Winship

Before joining BBackstage Ballet, although I knew I needed to work on my health and fitness, I told myself that I didn't have the time or energy and that my injuries limited what I could and couldn't do. This group of wonderful and supportive women, under the instruction and guidance of Sarah, the most caring and encouraging of coaches one would ever need, has shown me that not only were all my preconceptions about myself wrong, but they have given me the tools and motivation to fit my workouts in anywhere, even at work!

Lisa McCarthy Wilson

Lisa McCarthy Wilson

When I signed up for a short BB challenge last year I honestly never thought I'd A) really enjoy it or B) get through it alive as I felt totally past it health wise, I felt old!!! But it was life changing and I so love the warmth and the honesty within this site. Love our trainer too!!!!

Karen Lisabet

Karen Lisabet

I knew that ballet/barre is good for my body, I just needed to get my ass kicked - ehrm be held accountable and finding a teacher that suited my needs.

Michaela Beijer

Michaela Beijer

I just loved the opportunity to learn ballet and incorporate it in my daily routine as I didn't have the chance in my childhood to learn ballet and it's one dance form I always admired and loved. It's flow and it brings me to life, it's my go to exercise, especially on days I feel low on energy. It has opened up my body beyond my expectation. Sarah, for you and the community, its the greatest ever positive support group and you are so approachable. Its group of women who lift each other up.

Meghana Gupta

Meghana Gupta

BBackstage gives me a sense of belonging to a happy, supportive and caring group of women. We motivate each other to workout daily, even if only for 10-15 minutes, and this has greatly improved my fitness and flexibility.

Jacqui Rai

Jacqui Rae

I used to be a keen runner, but since having knee surgery and being told I couldn't run any more in September 2018 I have been struggling to find some thing that fills the gap. Breaking Ballet is perfect as most of the exercises are low impact on the joints, and working out from my laptop allows me to be flexible and fit in and around my family and work. The support from Sarah and the BB community is also invaluable.

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