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I'm addicted to Ballet Beautiful and that's a very good thing!!!!!!!!
on May 14, 2015
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been cursed with thighs that resemble two tree stumps. In my quest to find relief from having to face another shorts wearing season dealing with dreaded chub rub, I decided to check out inner thigh workouts on YouTube, instead of fixating on cosmetic surgery sites that push liposuction as the answer to my lifelong problem.I came across excerpts from Ballet Beautiful: Total Body Workout. At first I didn’t believe the simple movements (ballet inspired, not actual ballet) would change anything, but since I’ve never seen a ballet dancer with cellulite, or thighs that rub together, I figured I had nothing to lose. Surprisingly, after completing three days of the inner thigh workout I started seeing changes which prompted me to try several other excerpts that focused on the thighs, hips, and derriere.
I’ve been exercising consistently for almost thirty years, having tried just about every workout known to woman, and I can honestly say I’ve never experienced the results that came from those first few days. I ended up buying the Total Body Workout in addition to Body Blast, and I couldn’t be more satisfied. I do another workout which concentrates on abs and arms, so I always choose to skip the Swan arms and ab workouts. Consequently, I won’t even attempt to comment on those routines, but I will say my biggest problem areas (thighs) are getting leaner, longer, and more streamlined after every workout. My hips are getting smaller, my backside is tighter, and I’ve even noticed my cellulite slowly disappearing. I’ve read several of the reviews which claim Mary Helen is boring, too repetitive, or they can’t stand the piano music, but I have to disagree. I find it refreshing that she doesn’t bark orders at the individuals turning to her for help. Her tone is always incredibly pleasant. I also find it nice that she encourages everyone to drink plenty of water and beginners to take breaks and stretch as needed, instead of demanding everyone push through the pain. As for the piano music, I find it relaxing.
These workouts are a great supplement for people who get plenty of cardio exercise in addition to those who watch what they eat. They’re designed to tone the body, build flexibility, and relax the spirit. Muscles that have never been worked before will be worked in a gentle manner, but don’t expect the movements to be easy. They’re probably the hardest movements I’ve ever done, but they get results. After all, ballet dancers have the bodies they have by doing movements that are repetitive. Exhausting the muscles is what firms them up. Thank you, Mary Helen, for sharing your secret to maintaining a ballet body to those of us who don’t wear tutus and can’t stand on their tippy toes for very long. You’re a beautiful, elegant lady with an enviable figure earned through years of perfecting your craft. I don’t expect my body to look like yours, but I’m thrilled it’s evolving into the best version of my body ever.