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New York City Ballet Workout: Fifty Stretches And Exercises Anyone Can Do For A Strong, Graceful, And Sculpted Body

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  150 ratings  ·  13 reviews
New York City Ballet Workout is a revolutionary fitness program that will help you begin to develop lean abs, firm buttocks, a contoured waist, sculpted legs, slim thighs, strong arms perfect posture, flexibility you never thought possible--and the grace and poise of a dancer. More than three hundred stunning step-by-step and other photographs throughout make this the most ...more
Hardcover, 197 pages
Published January 13th 1997 by William Morrow
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Arielle
Jul 15, 2012 Arielle rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone!
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What a great intro book! It covers almost everything! It starts off with some history--referring to Balanchine, then dives right into what the workout is to the dancers and what it should be to the reader. It has testimonials (so to speak) from the dancers from the company, and ways to modify each exercise for those who are not flexible enough yet. The pictures are beautiful and clear. There are tips and notes for each work out. The book is broken up so clearly and easily from warm-up and stretc ...more
friedrich
there are lots of programmes out there, but few have the glamour of the NYCB workout. if you have a career or are considering a career as a personal trainer or in a related field (and have the qualifications to take their course), i'd recommend adding the NYCB workout to your 'repertoire' of certifications (i did the teacher training back in 2003, i think).

although the NYCB workout will never be a pop-culture phenom such as tae bo, it's certainly guaranteed to have much greater longevity. it is
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Judy Lindow
I miss the arch, the turnout, moving with grace, moving through space, considering beauty in your movements. Relaxed shoulders, posture, carriage, and most importantly exercise and stretches that do not bulk up the body. These are basic exercises - however, they are basic, because they are very useful. So it's a nice compilation and the photos are motivating.

The photos, bios, and history of the company are fascinating. There are many little tidbits without there being a lot of text. I'm familiar
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Jeancburke
Beautiful photography. Makes following the moves a straightforward effort, especially with the enumerated instructional steps to guide the user on every page. The accompanying tips Peter Martins provides go the extra mile to engaging in good form. If gym goers are looking for new ideas and ways of approaching workouts, this book is a smart tome to turn to. The youthfulness and optimal toning of the ballet dancers' physiques may not be exactly representative of the average individual seeking self ...more
Kirsten
Before college, I loved this book. After, I realized how basic the exercises are. Good, but now that I know stuff I could figure this out on my own. Helpful for beginner-intermediate dancers or those who have never danced but want to look like they have.
Wmcreyno
NYC Ballet Workout was a pretty novel idea ten years ago, and the photos are still really nice, but there's probably dozens of Pilates books on the market now that teach similar exercises. Also, this book has almost no upper-body stuff.
Jacob Cruzan
This was a good book. I can do the workouts with my three daughters who love ballet and it is good to mix up the workouts.
Pam
May 06, 2009 Pam rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone!
Recommended to Pam by: George Balenchine
This is a fantastic book for anybody who wants to workout and have beautiful body!!!
Gregg
Great for flexibility, but you won't sculpt muscles without weight training.
manwithoutqualities
The body beautiful from the leading company (at least at that time).
Katie Brandner
Fabulous work outs and stretching routines!
Eilis
This book is amazing! It is helping me so much!!
Jen
I think the DVD's are more accessible.
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