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Product Details

  • Actors: Mary Helen Bowers
  • Directors: Kate Elson
  • Producers: MHBe MEDIA
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0068O312Q
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #211,731 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews


Harper's Bazaar gushes, "You have to meet Mary Helen Bowers...she will reshape your body.

Women's Health Magazine states, "Ballerina Mary Helen Bowers...set the barre high."

The New York Times on the ballet fitness trend: "At the front of the corps is Mary Helen Bowers, who trained Ms. Portman for the movie."

Self Magazine writes, "...the class builds upon the tenets of classical ballet training to help give non-dancers a long, toned and powerful posture - no barre required."

Product Description

Ballet Beautiful is a ballet-inspired fitness program that focuses on developing sleek 'ballet muscles' through the legs, butt, center, abdominals and upper body through targeted exercises and stretches. Our Ballet Beautiful DVD Bundle contains two transformative DVD titles: the Ballet Beautiful Classic 60-Minute Workout DVD, a full body workout with focused mat and resistance exercises, and the Ballet Beautiful Blast Series DVD, a collection of four highly targeted 15-Minute workouts designed to be mixed and matched together. These graceful yet challenging exercises will begin reshaping your body in as little as 2-3 weeks time. No dance experience or training needed!

Ballet Beautiful founder Mary Helen Bowers danced for 10 years with the New York City Ballet and personally trained Natalie Portman for her Academy Award winning role in Black Swan.

We look forward to building together a strong and beautiful new you!

Customer Reviews

All of the DVD's give me a great workout.
These workouts will most definitely work your muscles and give you the long, lean dancer body you want to achieve.
Kyra Love
I can do this workout pretty much anywhere.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

66 of 66 people found the following review helpful By JACharron on February 13, 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
First, let me say one thing: I hate working out.

However, seeing as how I've gained more than I care to admit here, I finally decided that it was time to jump back on the exercise bandwagon. I wanted to try and find a fun workout that I would actually enjoy doing, so after the new year started, I ordered about 5 different exercise videos. I bought yoga, bollywood dance workouts, Zumba, etc....and I purchased this set. I decided to purchase the set because both videos had really great reviews, and it was cheaper to buy this set than to buy both of them separately.

Mary Helen Bowers: You are my idol. I LOVE these workouts! I ended up giving away the other videos I purchased because I could never quite get into them like I could this workout.

Not only is it fun, it's difficult (but in a good way). I definitely feel my muscles screaming the next day, but I know that this means the exercise is working. So far I've lost 7 lbs in 3 weeks and I feel stronger and healthier. I do the classic 60 minute workout about 4 times a week, and I alternate with the 15 minute blasts every once in a while. The other three days I hop on my exercise bike just to keep my workout varied.

Things I love about this video:

1. No weird music, just a nice classical piano playing in the background.
2. The entire focus is on Mary Helen Bowers...there aren't three people behind her doing the exact same thing.
3. She does 4 reps of each exercise, and she encourages you to take breaks if you're a beginner. I started out with 2 reps and worked my way up to 4.
4. I can do this workout pretty much anywhere.
5. I can definitely see a difference in my body after only a few weeks!

Cannot express how happy I am with this purchase.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By DancingQueen on February 16, 2012
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Ballet Beautiful with Mary Helen Bowers is a wonderful workout because you come away feeling like you've achieved something in the hour you spent working out. This is a difficult workout. Mary Helen works each muscle group to fatigue. The exercises are more ballet conditioning than ballet practice so someone whom is new to ballet won't have a problem, but this program is not for someone who is just starting to workout, it is very strenuous. You will see your muscles begin to build up and elongate almost immediately!
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By S. Stewart on May 23, 2012
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I bought this DVD because I just got tired of pounding my body with jumps, kicks, weights, etc., and not looking as "shredded" as I think I should have, and instead of feeling lean, I felt kinda thicker. I thought to myself, "who looks long, lean and toned?" A dancer right? But in reality, I'm not nearly as coordinated as I would like to be, so the DWTS videos were out of the question. The slow controlled moves of a ballet dancer on the other hand, seemed to be something I thought I could handle pretty easily. I was so wrong. I already own and have done many Jillian Michaels, Bob Harper, and other "tough" workouts. I even have the endurance to do Amy Dixon's Breathless after an hour of weight training. So when I first watched the 60 minute workout, (I always review a workout before I do it)I thought it was going to be like a soothing, stretching, maybe tone you after a while kind of workout. Then I did it. OMG........Believe me, the 60 minute workout is in NO WAY an easy workout. This seemingly innocent, soft focus, pretty ballerina workout wanted to make me cry in pain after a short while. I literally was disgusted with myself while trying to keep up with her moves. My cardio endurance and weight lifting that I regularly do was of no help to me while I was trying to keep what felt like 500 pound legs off of the floor. I LIKE IT!! You will feel your muscles burning, burning bad. You may even have to stop a few times because your legs feel like lead. I did. Oh yes, so will your arms, and you won't even have a dumbbell in your hand! If you are looking to really make your body transform, without jumping, kicking and punching, get this video. Just for the record, I do not know anything about ballet, but I do know what workout pain is, and if you no longer feel challenged in your current routine, try this. It just may be the shock your body needs to start really sculpting lean, long muscles.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Smitty on May 7, 2012
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Bought this DVD Set for my wife. Now I use it myself. I have a library of about 20 or so workout DVDs and this one has become my favorite. Its a real challenge and it has really worked muscles other videos missed. This one is for guys too so don't be afraid of the name.

Pros: works muscle groups missed by other DVDs, no equipment needed, workout can be done in small room with limited space, no crazy music (even the piano can be turned off in the options), workouts can be done in a 1 hour session or broken up into 10-15 minute target workouts, Hard enough to challenge the strongest athlete but simple enough my five year old daughter can do it.

Cons: I would have liked to see more stretching and warm-up in the beginning and a stretching and cool-down at the end. A simple Barre routine would have been nice and would have made it more "Ballet." A segment on nutrition would have been nice too. Still I give it 5 stars.

Tip: 60-min video 3 days a week, two 15-min Blast on alternating 3 days with a two-mile run or 2.5 mile speed walk and you will find yourself in great shape.

Highly recommend this set for everyone and anyone. I will buy more MHB DVDs as they come. Waiting for the book as well.
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