Shape your dream figure with ballet?

My childhood dream was to be a ballet dancer. Stand on a big stage and jump the Nutcracker or swan lake. Of course, I also attended the carnival in a ballet skirt, toe shoes and high bun. That must have been 12 years ago, but with the new fitness trend “ballet training”, I can revive my dream from then on. What can you imagine? I tried, I’ll tell you!

Ballet training – what’s that?
Ballet training or ballet training is a mix of ballet posture, Pilates and strength training with your own weight.


Training what?
Like classical ballet, posture and body awareness are improved and muscles are tightened. Strength, endurance and coordination were also trained.


Ballet training tested:
In places such as Hamburg, Kaifu cabin provides new fitness trends. Since I am already a member, I will test the 90 minute course with my friends immediately!


We entered a large, bright room with a mirror and, like others, got a thin cushion. When the coach arrived, she explained to the class team that we would put the first half on the floor, the other half on the pole, or on the windowsill in our case (but it would also work!). The coach played relaxed piano music.


To warm up, we should sit straight, straighten our legs, bend and stretch our feet alternately. This is called “elasticity” and “point” in ballet language. As my friends and I will find, these two words are an important part of the course.


Then start units in different body areas. The main focus is on the legs, because they are actually trained every time they exercise, whether consciously or subconsciously. Then train your abs, back and arms. In the course, the coach explained to us that it is very important to keep your back straight all the time. In addition, the foot should always be in the “point” unless she specifically instructs otherwise. Unfortunately, this is not my favorite sport because my foot muscles are weak and easy to cramp. But by doing this, I strengthened my feet. So I think I have to go through this! To my delight, there are “stretching units” for a few seconds after each exercise. If you are not flexible enough, the coach will be happy to help you. Personally, I think it’s great because the human body can actually make more than one hypothesis. Finally, there is a short cooling phase. The classic and very simple ballet moves beat here. At the latest, you’ll feel like a real ballet dancer!


Anyone who likes more relaxed fitness methods such as Pilates and Yoga should try ballet. Due to stretching, rest and calm guidance, despite vigorous exercise, the pressure is not as great as originally expected. But if you think you can’t feel your muscles, you’re wrong. The next day’s leg exercise was particularly obvious, and I immediately noticed that my flexibility had improved. For the “relaxed athletes” among us, this is a perfect exercise!