Do you want to have the body of a dancer, slim and light-footed? Doesn`t come all that easily, I`m afraid. Takes a lot of hard work and exercise. Here are some exercises that would help tone your body into dancing fitness.
Stand with feet together keeping the toes of the right foot securely on the ground. Push up the rest of the foot, keeping the ankle fully braced over the toes, off the floor, to have a fully pointed and stretched foot pointing towards the floor. Then lower the toes first and then the rest of the foot (reverse order to the original movement). Repeat with the other leg.
Stand straight, arms at your side, with palms facing inward. With your fingers touching your body, gently push the elbows outward. Slowly bring your hands together, fingers touching, making a circle. Keeping the circle, lift your arms up to waist level. Hold in this position, then gently lower.
This move strengthens your inner and outer thighs and helps shape your waist. It also kicks up your heart rate and helps improve your balance.
HOW TO DO IT: Stand sideways to a chair and hold onto its back. Bend the inside leg. Leading with your hip, kick the other leg out to the side and flex your foot. Do eight kicks, then switch sides.Work up to 10 to 12 kicks.Healthy strides
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