Post # 1
New poster… lurker for awhile 🙂
I’ve been doing some running (C25K, etc.) to get in shape for my January wedding… it’s helping, but I’m looking for something that’s going to help me achieve the “long, lean, toned” look. I don’t belong to a gym (and don’t want to join one… I actually do much better with at-home stuff!) Does anyone have any experience with in-home ballet workouts (Physique 57, NYC Ballet, Pure Barre, etc.)? Any non-ballet options you’ve found that work well? I’m especially looking for something that doesn’t require a lot of extra equipment… I have mats and free weights and that’s about it 🙂
Thanks for your help!
Post # 3
I’ve done Element Ballet Conditioning which is quite good.
My all-time favorite at-home workout, which isn’t ballet is Core Fusion Total Body Sculpt. It works everything, especially the butt, arms, and abs like nothing I’ve ever done without bulking. It’s a mix of pilates, lotte berk, yoga, and ballet-type moves, so it’s a good one if ballet-type things appeal to you. I work out quite a bit, have a pretty big collection of dvds, and none of them have given me results like this one.
Post # 4
Pilates is a good combination of resistant workout and muscle “lengthening”.
Post # 5
I’m a big fan of pilates. Check out the “Blogilates” channel on YouTube. Cassy Ho has a ton of great workouts and videos on there, and you can watch them all for free. Combined with cardio, pilates is awesome for giving you that “long and lean” look.
Post # 6
I’ve been doing XTende Barre- its free on hulu. I try to mix it up with other internet vids of pilates, yoga, cardio etc.
Post # 7
Pilates gives similar results to ballet, and is a little easier to find. Blogilates on YouTube is amazing.
Post # 8
NYC Ballet is a great workout, but it’s really better if you’ve had some ballet training, otherwise it can be hard to follow. You could always look for a dance studio in your area that does adult classes.