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Quiz the Coach - Does Ballet Give You Exercise?

Quiz the Coach - Does Ballet Give You Exercise? - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
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1Hey Coach,
I am a ballerina and a lot of kids think ballet is a dumb sport, which is their opinion, but they also say it gives you no exercise, but I think it does. Am I right and what kind of exercise is it?
ballerina77

Hey ballerina77

Ballet may be considered "dumb" by some of the kids you know - but it certainly is a good form of exercise. Ballet exercises tone muscles, build strength in the core muscles of your stomach and help improve your posture and flexibility. These exercises aren't just done by ballerinas like yourself either - they're often used by non-dancers as part of a workout routine and are sometimes even used by figure skaters, pro football players and other athletes to improve body control and flexibility. While ballet is a form of exercise that is great for keeping yourself toned and flexible - it won't give you much of a cardio workout like running, swimming or basketball does. So if your ballet classes are the only exercise you get, you should try cross training with more aerobic activities, such as jazz or hip hop dancing, to keep your cardio fitness strong.

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