The long, lean lines of a ballerina's physique are hard earned with hours of barre work. Fundamental ballet moves, like plié, relevé, and arabesque, tone the legs and work the core. Learn these essential exercises, and more, directly from dancer and choreographer Michael Cornell, founder of the LA-based Align Ballet Method. He explains how to properly perform the basics of the ballet dance vocabulary, emphasizing the importance of posture with every move. Create your own ballet barre at home with a chair, press play, and get ready to bring out your inner ballerina.
Victoria's Secret beauty Miranda Kerr is a firm believer in clean eating, and to tone her body, she's all about the barre. Her ballet-inspired workout is perfect for sculpting shapely shoulders and tightening the tush. We got the lowdown on Miranda's five favorite moves from Andie Hecker, her trainer and founder of Ballet Bodies. You don't need any dance experience to work these moves, but you just might find your inner ballerina when you find your deep abs. Try the moves and let us know what you think in the comments section below.