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.
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THE BREAKING BALLET METHOD
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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.
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.
Inspiring women to better understand their bodies for increased strength, grace, longevity and confidence. Self-awareness is the key to your success.
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
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.
We have designed our ballet-inspired workouts 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.
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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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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
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!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.