This At-Home Strength-Training Routine Will Make You Feel Like a Badass Ballerina
We're constantly inspired by the unique and innovative workouts coming out of New York City, and most recently we've been captivated by ChaiseFitness, a workout that combines ballet, Pilates, and strength training all in one dynamic class. "Our in-studio classes incorporate an element of resistance training whether through our overhead bungee system or through resistance bands," said ChaiseFitness Cofounder Rachel Piskin, a New York City ballerina who started ChaiseFitness with her mum, Lauren. Rachel told POPSUGAR that "using resistance in your workout will help you build long, lean muscles and a strong core, and will help improve posture and balance."
You can get your ChaiseFitness workout at home, even if you're nowhere near their beautiful studio in NYC. "We actually developed an entire series of online streaming videos called ReinventYou that enable clients to get that Chaise dancer-like body at home all using just a resistance band!"
But first, here's a sneak peek at what you'll find in those streamed videos: five of ChaiseFitness's favourite full-body moves. You'll need one medium or heavy resistance band (Chaise recommends one that is at least 60 inches in length) — you can get a Theraband or something similar on Amazon, at Target, or in your local sporting goods store (or you can bring this workout to your gym and use the equipment there!).