Lean-Body Tips from Professional Dancers
All-star dancers reveal how they maintain their rock-hard bods
How do professional dancers keep those lean, mean physiques? Sure, they dance for a living (and burn off hundreds of calories while doing so), but they also work hard at maintaining their perfectly toned figures. We asked four all-star dancers to share their best fitness tips that you can use at home or at the gym, even if you have two left feet.
“Stand by a nearby wall, bar, or table for balance and put one of your ankles to your opposite knee,” Schwimmer says. “Rise up on one foot as high as you can go, then come back down.”
Do this 50 times total, but alternate feet after 3 reps. Make sure to point your toes of the lifted foot and stretch when you're finished!
“This will prevent injury and help your muscles heal faster and grow stronger,” Schwimmer says.