This ballet inspired workout will make you feel amazing! I took some of my favourite Pilates exercises and gave them a ballet twist. When I was at dance college I didn’t have to think about working out because we were dancing all day long, this workout doesn’t feel like a chore, it’s fun and reminds me of my ballet days. I’m wearing ELLESPORT’s new Fortitude collection which I think was perfect for these moves especially the stirrup leggings and ballet pink touches. The outfit is feminine yet classic, I actually felt elegant whilst getting a sweat on and believe me you’ll definitely be getting that sweat on too; ballet is not easy…
From age 5-19 ballet was not just my hobby, it was my life and it massively shaped who I am today. Ballet requires so much discipline, self motivation and consistency. You simply can’t go a day without practicing. There are so many elements of ballet that I love but I fell out of love with it and as much as it was my dream as a girl it no longer bought me joy and that’s when I knew I had to make a scary change. When something has been your life for so long it’s so hard to let go.
This was an incredible lesson to learn at a young age, that if something isn’t making you happy in life you have to let it go. It’s the same way I approach my fitness now, I will only move my body in ways that feel right and bring me happiness or I won’t keep at it and consistency is key when it comes to long term health.
I’m wearing the Peony Marl Fortitude Long Sleeved Performance Top, Black Fortitude Thermal Stirrup Tights, Pink Performance Vest With Built In Bra. As you can see ballet moves require a lot of movement, different to the simple movements required in running or spinning and I felt really comfortable in this outfit to perform all the exercises. I always tailor my workout outfit to what type of exercise I’ll be doing as it really helps me feel the part but I could also see myself doing a hiit or spin class in this look too as it’s very bold. I’ve got my eye on Athleisure collection too, perfect for a morning workout at home followed by a lounging sofa day or quick catch up coffee with your bestie!
It’s been 5 years since I left dance college and it’s great to be able to dip my toes back into ballet with workouts like this one. ELLESPORT really inspired me to do that with this new collection. Thank you ELLESPORT for working with me on this post and workout video.
Love, Lottie x
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