Meet Margot Martin. She’s a tiny little thing who can transform your body. Oh no, not the easy way. It’s with upbeat music, sweat and some serious burn. I tried ballet burn and I’m going to share my burn story.
Before I start, I need to confess something to you. I don’t like to work out. I never have and I’m pretty sure that I never will. I just don’t have that burning desire (pardon the pun) to grind it out. Sweat it out, run it out…whatever. You get the picture. I’ve never been one of those people who gets stress relief from working out. Oh, I get it. Working out is good for you. You should move your body. I do get outside every day and walk the dogs. But I know I should do more. So I decided to see what the ballet burn craze is.
As with any new workout routine I try, I know I’m going to be sore. So I’m always prepared for this. I tried the morning ballet burn class taught by Margot herself. There were about 10 really fit park cities moms in the class and all of them were younger than me and in far better shape. In fact, one of the attendees had just returned from having her baby just 6 weeks ago. Clearly, this method works. I was game to get in shape.
Side bar: I have a dance background and I’m always drawn to any class with great, upbeat music. In fact, my friend Ashley H. and I always say that if you were in drill team, you will live your life in 8 counts. This is certainly true for me. If I’m in any type of class and the instructor is not on the correct count or beat I am instantly turned off. How can you teach the class if you don’t have rhythm?
Margot has no shortage of rhythm. She performed with the Caroline Ballet for 12 seasons before injuring herself. It was through her rehab process that she harnessed her skill for combining cross fit training with dance, thereby creating ballet burn. The one hour class is designed to combine the best of ballet class while revving up your heart rate to get a full workout. Soon your limbs are sculpted and your balance improves. You do not have to be a dancer to take this class. In fact, I would say the ballet skills are beginner level.
What to wear to class? The same type of things you would wear to yoga class or any other workout. You can take the class barefoot or with tennis shoes (no ballet shoes required). I’ve linked you to some great selections below.
The verdict? It’s really good and I’m looking forward to becoming svelt! Give it a try. Class schedule and detailed information listed here. Ballet Burn is located at 6160 Sherry Lane, Dallas.
xoxo – Tanya
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Photo: via Ballet Burn