With 13 main exercises, New York City Ballet Workout is a revolutionary fitness programme that will help you begin to develop lean abdominals, firm buttocks, a contoured waist, sculptured legs, slim thighs, strong arms, perfect posture, flexibility you never thought possible – and the grace and poise of a dancer. Join Ballet Master-in-chief Peter Martins and four of New York City Ballet’s beautiful dancers for NYCB 2, the next step in your ballet/fitness regime. Workout 2 builds on the strong ballet fundamentals of the first video and DVD in the series to help you sculpt a better body. In addition to the original, challenging exercises, Workout 2 includes a valuable introduction to those new to the joys of ballet as a conditioning programme. A video glossary makes it easy to zero in on precise movements and proper body alignment. An added movement section inspired by George Balanchine’s ballet Tarantella will improve your cardiovascular conditioning. Overall, Workout 2 has a colourful and fresh approach to ballet, which will help motivate you towards creating an even better body and a healthier lifestyle.
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- New York City Ballet: Workout: Vol.2 review by Leasa Clarke
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You rated this film: 4
Knowing full well that I had never done Ballet before, and suspecting that I may have the grace and clarity of a hippo - I decided that if I was going to learn and keep fit in this way it would need to be in the privicy of my own home.
So I donned my leg warmers and....sat and watched the 1hr DVD before trying. It is advisable that you do this in my opinion, because even though the excersises are not difficult as such, in order to get the best out of the excersises, you need to get the posture right.
I would also advise you do it in front of a mirror, as I had done the DVD 4 times before I eventually got my sisters involved who then proceeded to tell me that I was doing it all wrong - and looking in the mirror I realised I was!!!
Its a good workout if you do it right, and there are a mixture of low impact and high impact excersises, though the dance rountine at the end with either preplex you for a few sessions, or have you in stitches at yourself!