Weekly fitness trends: get a dancer's body
Wednesday 22 September 2010
On September 20, The Fit List on FitnessMagazine.com highlighted pro-dancer Chelsie Hightower's workout tips. Here are some workouts to try to sculpt your body like a dancer.
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) included specialty exercise dance classes (ethnic dance, hooping, pole dancing and Zumba) as one of the top ten fitness trends of 2010.
The ACE noted, "Fusion-type classes will be popular among fitness enthusiasts that want to switch up their typical workout programs."
The way to a dancer's body is to dance and stretch a lot.
Pilates and bar/barre workouts are popular for stretching, strengthening the core and attaining lean elongated ballerina tone.
Here are five exercises you may want to add to your routine recommended by Hightower: http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/real-plans/celebrity/chelsie-hightowers-workout
If you decide to commit to a new dancing regime, you might want to eat like a dancer. Terry Finch, a dance teacher and choreographer, recommends: eating six small meals a day, plenty of water, Omega-3 fatty oils from fish, skim milk, high fiber snacks (broccoli, carrots), good carbohydrates (apples, bananas, pears, whole grains, yogurt with nuts) and avoid anything with hydrogenated oils, trans fats or added sugar.
Life & Style blogs
Imagination Quotient tests could lead to smartphone app that boosts your creativity
Reader dilemma: 'My boyfriend jokes about putting photos of us having sex on Facebook'
The Gay Beards: Whiskers as you've never seen them before
Asexuality: when life isn't all about sex
Twitter deletes plagiarised jokes for 'copyright infringement'
- 1 Reader dilemma: 'My boyfriend jokes about putting photos of us having sex on Facebook'
- 2 Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta clashes with President Obama on LGBT equality: ‘Gay rights is really a non-issue’
- 3 Ralkina Jones: 37-year-old black woman found dead in police custody
- 4 Kanye West praises Caitlyn Jenner on I Am Cait: 'You couldn't have been up against more'
- 5 Five-year-old boy forced classmate to simulate oral sex at primary school, claims mother
£18000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This fast growing Insurance Bro...
£20000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Junior IT Support Technician ...
£20000 - £50000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company provides actionabl...
Negotiable depending on experience, plus benefits: Guru Careers: We are seekin...