Monday, April 18, 2016

Benefits of taking ballet lessons as adult


Here are a few benefits of Ballet Lessons for Adults:-

1) Ballet is not just for the athletic, the artistic, or the young. Homemakers, physicists, philanthropists, lawyers, secretaries- ballet is more popular than ever among people of all métier, all ages.

2) Ballet offers both a break from daily life and a challenge with its own distinct mental and physical rewards.

3) In class you become a part of the grace and beauty you see onstage, and it becomes part of you.

4) Ballet also provides a great workout, with lasting benefits of toning, lengthening, and stretching. Every inch of your muscle will be actively engaged in movements. We will teach you feel the muscle you never thought you can control! You will end up shedding a few pounds and have a well-toned up body.

5) Another benefit is you will find ballet does wonders to your posture!

6) Ballet, actually make you smarter and prevent Alzheimer! In ballet, we listen and move along with music, you will use a lot of ‘brain power’ to remember the steps, keep up with the music timing, and coordinate the different body parts. For example, we exercise the left brain for getting the logic of the steps combinations; Right brain for interpreting the music and expressing our body in an artistic manner; The upper rear portion of the brain for interpreting spatial relationship; and the lower part of the brain for memorizing the steps.

7) No dress code in adult class. Wear a T-shirt/wrap sweater and sweatpants/a skirt in which you can move freely. As you progress, you may find yourself gaining confidence and shedding pounds- and a layer or two of clothing along with them.


Staphanie Mun Chen 
Founder of Little Ballerina 
Adult ballet
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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Ballet barre streching

Benefits of ballet stretching

Ballet barre exercise, stretching is a crucial aspect of training.

Regular stretching of the body improves flexibility and motion of your joints it also improves circulation and helps to prevent injury.

Whether you’re a professional ballerina, athlete, beginner or intermediate in doing ballet barre, the long list of benefits associated with stretching have extremely positive impact on your body training.

  1. Increased flexibility. It increases the ability to move freely and easily and to perform everyday activities.
  2. Better muscle condition. It enhances athletic performance. In tennis, squash, volleyball, and swimming, greater range of motion and ability to apply force through that range of motion can confer a winning edge.
  3. Burning calories
  4. Releasing toxins
  5. Prevent injury. It may decrease the risk of injury
  6. A great way to relax. It feels good. Stretching reduces muscular tension, promotes relaxation.
  7. Anti aging effect. It counteracts age-related declines in flexibility.

Here is a basic rules i like to get my clients to follow when stretching:

B- Breath
Maintain steady deep breathing throughout.
“Inhale and exhale”

E- Ease into position
Do not force yourself into a stretch. You should always feel a slight pull when stretching but not a burning tear. Ease into the stretched position, do not rush into it, and slowly apply more pressure to get a nice stretch.
H- Hold for 30 seconds
Always stretch both sides of your body and hold for an even amount of time (ideally 20-30 seconds each position)

P- Patience
Hold longer for progression and development. Take your time in letting your body gain flexibility over time of practise. If you push too hard, too fast, you are stretching yourself to tears, may be doing more damage than good to your body.

P- Perseverance 
Be consistent with stretching everyday, persevere and keep going.

W- Warmed-up
Always stretch when body is fully warmed up.

Looking for a ballet barre fitness class in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia?

Do join our adult ballet fitness barre class. Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya Malaysia
Whatsapp 012-385-1501
or drop me an e-mail for more info.

Staphanie Mun Chen
Founder of At The Barre
Ballet fitness lifestyle studio