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Work that Barre! BALLET WORKOUT

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PERFECTONE

A work out that actually works and takes half the time to whip your body into shape is the newest system around called PERFECTONE. Coming to the UK in 2014 but I wanted to give you one of my favourite workouts straight from the trainer himself, Stuart Taylor.  Stuart is the reason I can do my job all year round! His motto is ” The Secret is Sport” The thing I love is he is literally London’s best kept Secret. He trains countless Models, Top Athletes & even a good friend, Nick Easter (England’s Ruby Captain)  so this isn’t one just for the girls. His workouts get you long, lean but have some grit to them so you burn Calorie’s & Tone up.IMG_BODYStu will map your fitness DNA and turn it into the perfect workout just for you. Grabbing techniques from a range of sports to … in his own words “Design you your Perfect body” Within my work out, I have 60% BALLET then 10% BOXING, 10% YOGA &  20% CARDIO (ATHLETICS)  I used to do these 4 workouts, 4 times a week, separately and I’m too busy to be a gym junky but I like to live a healthy lifestyle. Stu introduced me to PERFECTONE 2 years ago and mixed up these training techniques for me into a targeted workout which now I only have to do twice a week. It has cut my workout time in half and I don’t need to spend my life working out! 😉

I will let Stu take it from here… Enjoy Bella’s!  ELLE X 

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PERFECTONE Bikini body – Ballerina style BY STUART TAYLOR

This time of year we are all looking towards the perfect bikini body to become beach certified

This workout combines principles from Ballet, Athletics, Boxing and Yoga – the perfect combination to help create the perfect you.

Section 1 – Warm up

We need to limber up the body with exercises that actively stretch and prepare the body for the more dynamic parts of the workout.

Perform each of the 4 exercises for 30 seconds:

  1. Skip jumps (if you don’t have a skipping rope. Mimic the motion of skipping with the arms making circular motion whilst the legs are performing a jumping or skipping motion.).
  2. Squat
  3. Press up
  4. Abdominal crunch

When all are completed immediately repeat each exercise for another 30 seconds

The next section is designed to get you the impressively toned & lean look ballerinas have in their legs.

Perform each of the 4 exercises for 45 seconds:

  1. Step ups onto a chair
  2. Lunge with dynamic torso twist
  3. Side lunge with toe touch
  4. Plié (Backwards lunge with back leg moving diagonally behind the front leg)

When all are completed immediately repeat each exercise for 30 seconds.

The next section is designed to get you that flat toned tummy:

Perform each of the 5 exercises for 60 seconds:

  1. Abdominal crunch
  2. Plank
  3. Ballet twists (Sit on the peak of your bum so that your upper body and feet are both off the floor. Then slowly, with control twist the torso, touching the floor either side of the hips)
  4. Reverse crunch (Lie on your back with legs straight in the air. Hands should be positioned by your side and using the stomach muscles raise your hip off the ground pointing the toes to the ceiling)
  5. Side plank with leg raise (30seconds on each side)

When all are completed immediately repeat each exercise for 30 seconds.

This is the most dynamic part of the workout. THE SUPER MODEL SECTION!

Each exercise works the whole body. This makes it great for increasing cardiovascular fitness as well as toning all the muscles in the body. For this section each exercise requires a full 2 litre water bottle.

Perform each of the 4 exercises for 60 seconds:

  1. Squats raising bottle over head as the legs are extended
  2. Lunge holding the bottle in front of the body with the arms straight and twisting across the front leg as the back knee goes towards the ground.
  3. Step ups onto a chair with both hands underneath the bottle, bicep curling at the top of the movement .
  4. Plié with the bottle in both hands. As the back leg goes diagonally back place the bottle in front of the front foot.

When all are completed immediately repeat each exercise for 30 seconds.

To finish the workout a total body stretch should be completed.

We want long lean muscles please ladies!

Enjoy, Peace,

Stu

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