Ever since I had to relinquish my swimming exercise (it’s a pain, some nasty allergy popped up, just like that, after ten years in peace in the water) I’ve noticed that my arms and legs are loosing muscles. Walking and cycling don’t seem to work for me as alternatives, and I’ve never been into the gym. I panicked, really, and this was up to a point when I had to spend some minutes every morning working my arms as if I were in the pool doing breaststroke. I know flab is a thing you get from time (can’t say no), but I’m not middle-aged yet :’(
So I was so glad I found these ballet-based exercises last week, on Net-a-Porter’s The Edit. Just what the doctor ordered, because I’ve always loved dancing but even if there were a Ballet Beautiful right next door I probably wouldn’t afford it. These exercises look easy and as light as a feather but believe me, they aren’t. I was on my sixth day this morning and still had to skip one set of the fifth exercise. It really burns, and you’ll feel like you can’t lift your arms any more even when there are no weights involved.
I wouldn’t say my arms have been back to where they used to be (I don’t believe in quick results) but I am enjoying this new work-out and I am hopeful. If you are into dancers’ movements give it a try, it’ll be even better if like me, you happen to have a full-length mirror at home to enjoy the sight.