There are several ballet-based workout DVDs on the market and the question often is – will a ballet workout help me lose weight? We’ve all seen dancers and the coveted dancer’s body so you would assume that the way to get it is by doing a ballet workout.
One thing to note is that just doing a ballet-based workout DVD a few days a week isn’t going to give you a dancer’s physique. Ballet dancers spend hours training each day in addition to watching their diets. Not all ballet workouts are created equal. Some focus on building core strength, some focus on flexibility, some teach the basic moves that ballet dancers do, some work ballet-based movements into a more cardio based routine and others are structured like a traditional ballet class.
You will want to select your ballet workout DVD based on your own strengths and goals. If you have never danced before, choose something that caters to beginners so that you can learn the proper form and placement of your body. This will make a difference in your results. With ballet, you can’t just imitate the moves approximately – proper placement is critical to getting the moves right and seeing the changes in your body that you want to see.
Consider the Element: Ballet Conditioning DVD – it is made with beginners in mind but can also be done by more experienced dancers. The DVD workout is about an hour long and is filled with ballet-inspired exercises that are designed to work your core and especially your legs. Because of the intense work on your legs and numerous repetitions, you will burn calories and build your muscles in the muscle groups worked on during the DVD. Is it enough to do the DVD alone to lose weight? If you want to see quick weight loss results, you will need to change your diet. However, if you do the ballet conditioning DVD 5-6 times a week consistently – you will definitely see changes in your body.