Life magazine once put Rudolph Nureyev on its cover and asked, Is the world's greatest athlete a dancer?
The answer is yes.
A recent study conducted in the US across 61 sports, assessing strength, speed, and agility, concluded that classically trained dancers were the very best athletic all-rounders. So how do dancers develop and maintain their streamlined precision instruments? And how can the rest of us learn their fitness techniques?
Alida Belair, former prima ballerina and author of the best-selling Travel Pilates, has developed a workout for the would-be dancer in all of us - a unique fusion of classical dance, cardio, and traditional Pilates and yoga exercises. Regardless of your age, gender, shape, and size, How to Look Like a Dancer (without being one) provides an easy-to-follow workout designed to strengthen and sculpt the body, and achieve physical confidence and a dancer's poise and grace.