i've always been a huge fan of ballet.
but have hung up my dancing shoes a while back. in my recent years, i've been craving to get back to the barre, splits and practice my pointe again. of course, that's not quite happening right this moment but i've found a happy middle ground.
ballet beautiful is a set of dvd workout videos that allows you to bring the ballet into your own home.
taught by the gorgeous, mary helen bowers, whom i completely have a girl-crush on...
it's not too simple and the quality of work-out is just perfect for me.
she struts around in these adorable leotards and speak in such a charming way.
(the husband does a great impersonation of her style of instruction)
but she motivates me more than p90x.
naturally, im avoiding abs exercises but i find myself still working up a sweat even with the floor and leg routines. i still don't look like mary helen bowers, in fact increasingly quite the opposite, but i'll definitely stick to this workout even after we have the little one. but i definitely recommend this one even for people with zero ballet training!
p.s. i made the husband do a few of the "blast" series
(shorter intense workouts)
he found it difficult so its not entirely froufrou and wussy! :)
have you found any exercise video gems?