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BreakingBallet is a graceful yet sculpting workout aimed at women 40+. Harnessing Sarah’s unique BEAM® principles, the workout has been designed to help women future-proof their health and wellbeing.


Age and busy schedules are not barriers if you have the right mindset and guidance. Our method is for women with busy and demanding lives.
BB helps you overcome your perceived barriers to exercise and ditch your excuses by:

  • reframing how you think about yourself and exercise and its place in your life
  • giving you a renewed sense of confidence to start focusing on you
  • empowering you to step outside your comfort zone and to feel visible.


BB is specifically designed 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.
BB helps you to embrace your changing body so you can:

  • understand what it needs now and in future for optimal health and fitness
  • reduce perimenoapusal symptoms with workouts that are appropriate for your changing body
  • future-proof your health & wellbeing, to reduce the risk of dementia, osteoporosis, sarcopenia, diabetes, heart disease, depression and breast cancer later in life.


BB uses ballet-inspired techniques to give you the bodyweight, cardio and stretching exercises you need, broken down into manageable, carefully curated workouts lasting only 15-20 minutes.
BB shows you how to achieve balance in mind and body:

  • using short and effective ballet-inspired workouts that you can weave into your busy schedule
  • providing you with a balanced weekly routine that gives you:
  • flexibility and muscle tone that you can feel and see
  • better posture and alignment
  • increased strength and stamina
  • improved energy, mood and vitality
  • clearer memory and focus
  • lower stress and anxiety


BB inspires women to better understand their bodies to make lasting positive changes to mind and body. Self-awareness is the key to your success.
BB helps you to connect with your body and grow to love who you are by:

  • offering ballet-inspired workouts that will revitalise and support you in feeling more in tune with your body
  • building your mind-body awareness as you learn how to carry your body with confidence and grace
  • providing you with the space to express yourself, while your body is nurtured with intention and your mind distracted from life.
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What people are saying about breaking ballet

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 incorporating the unique BEAM® principles to ensure a holistic movement practice that brings you the best results.


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


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.


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



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.
Incorporating the unique BEAM® principles 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!


Sarah Aspinall

Sarah Aspinall is the founder of Breaking Ballet, an online platform of ballet-inspired fitness programmes, and the creator of the unique BEAM® method of fitness for women 40+ to help them future-proof their bodies and minds.

BBackstage is Sarah’s monthly 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.

Sarah 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 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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What's Inside?

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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