Everything you need to know about the 5-Day Ballet Abs Challenge

The 5-Day Ballet Abs Challenge is designed for busy women just like you, to help you find your deep core muscles, and work towards strengthening, toning and flattening your tummy. All from the comfort of your own home!

During this challenge you can expect to:

  • Create the habit of daily exercise
  • Find your lower abdominals
  • Build core strength
  • Improve your posture
  • Improve your mind and body connection
  • Receive support and encouragement every step of the way

The Workouts

One of the biggest barriers to staying active is not having a set schedule.

We have so many things to juggle and exercise is often put on the back burner.

This is why we need a plan.

During the challenge you will complete the following 5 x 15 minute workouts:

Day #1 – Finding your lower abdominals

Day #2 – Abdominal strength for increased control

Day #3 – How to strengthen your core

Day #4 – How to use core strength to move more dynamically

Day #5 – How to apply your abdominal strength in movement

The Plank Challenge

In addition to the above workouts, you will also take part in a Plank Challenge – each and every day you will work towards increasing your time in plank.

Day #1 – 15 seconds

Day #2 – 30 seconds

Day #3 – 45 seconds

Day #4 – 60 seconds

Day #5 – 60+ seconds

“My body has changed in a week, I’m amazed!” – Jane

How do I get motivated to workout?

Towards the end of the challenge, I am holding a special workshop on this exact topic – Motivation to Exercise. In this workshop I will be sharing with you exactly what you need to do to finally get motivated and become consistent with your health and fitness.

When is the best time to complete the workouts?

Each of these workouts is less than 15 minutes long, so you can do them whenever you can fit them in. However, if you are travelling, or your routine is a little unpredictable at this time, I suggest you set your alarm clock 15 minutes earlier each morning and do them before your breakfast.

When will I receive my workouts?

Your first workout will arrive in your inbox on Day 1 at around 6am GMT. The following 4 workouts will arrive in the same way for the following 4 days. You will have access to the workouts during the challenge only, after which time they will be reserved for BBackstage members only.

Do I have to be on Facebook to take part in this challenge?

No, absolutely not. But it is important that you have accountability with your health and fitness and having the support of me and other busy women who understand the challenges you face is really important. Plus, it’s a lot more fun doing it together!

Can I do these workouts shortly after pregnancy?

You should always seek medical advice as to whether you are fit to continue exercising after having a baby. If you have been given the green light, then please listen to your body and take it at your own pace.

Can I watch the workouts on my TV?

If you have a smart TV, or standalone box that will stream Web content to your TV (Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Chromecast), you can watch the workouts on your TV.

Do I need to be fit to take part?

The workouts are suitable for any level of fitness. You may find it challenging so I encourage you to take it at your own pace. If you can manage half the reps, that’s great! Take a note of this inside your Progress Tracker, so you can see how you are doing during the week.

“Loved the challenge and have already started to seemore definition in my abdominals.” – Tracey

Do I need ballet experience?

No! No previous dance experience is necessary.

Do I need any special equipment?

No. If you have a yoga mat, that will make the floor exercises more comfortable but it’s not absolutely necessary.

Am I too old?

I strongly believe that age should not be a barrier to fitness. These workouts are low impact, but high intensity and are perfect for all women in their 30s, 40s and 50s. In fact, they will help you at this stage in life to increase your muscle mass, increase your metabolism and tone up.

Are the workouts easy to follow?

Yes, there is no dancing around at a fast pace, so you can follow on very easily.

Do I need to be flexible?

No. You will of course gain flexibility doing ballet fitness workouts, but it is not a prerequisite to starting.

Is 15 minutes enough?

15 minutes is the perfect amount of time to spend exercising on a daily basis. It means we are more likely to be consistent with our workouts. Let’s be realistic, most of us simply don’t have the time to spend an hour several times a week exercising. But what we do need to do is move regularly and be consistent. THIS is the way to do that.

CLICK HERE to sign up!

See you soon!


P.S. Working out is so much more fun when we do it together. Whilst you will have the opportunity to meet many amazing women inside the Facebook Group for this challenge, why not invite your friends to join in too? Just share a link to this blog post and invite them to join you in finding your ballet muscles!


If you want to take your health and fitness to the next level with a wide variety of short ballet-inspired workouts, easy to follow weekly workout calendars and THE most supportive community of like-minded women online, check out the BBackstage membership here http://bit.ly/BBackstagepass

BBackstage is our online ballet workouts membership that includes monthly/weekly workout calendars, a variety of workouts to choose from, healthy recipes and meal plans, guest experts, mindset tools and relaxation techniques, weekly Q&A with Sarah, weekly Exercise Pods, a supportive loving community, and more.

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