If you want a dancer’s body, you should train like a dancer. “I mean, who doesn’t want to look like a prima ballerina?” says Michele Olson, a professor of exercise physiology at Auburn University, Montgomery. “You’re talking about nice, lean muscle tone and perfect posture.”
Forget the traditional image of little girls in pink tutus. Today’s ballet classes are just as likely to be filled with adults as they are by young children.
But new dancers aren’t lacing up their pumps with the intention of being the next Misty Copeland, they’re taking up ballet to keep fit.