My recent training regimen

There’s nothing that makes me happier than a full-week of training. It makes me feel so fulfilled and as if I am constantly bettering myself. From workouts, ballet classes and rehearsals, I’m really starting to get back into the swing of things. Honestly it’s difficult when I am (and we all are) constantly working, although it’s necessary in order to really take care of oneself. As a dancer, it’s all just a part of what we do.

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Here’s a bit how my schedule looked like this last week:

Monday 

Ballet class @ Millennium

Revolution in motion (explanation below)

Rehearsal with LACDC

Tuesday

Pilates at Equinox with Aaron Porter

Yoga tune up

Wednesday

Pointe work

My Equifit fitness assessment and evaluation

Overnight rehearsal at Disney

Thursday

Individual training session – Kettlebells and Bosu balls

Roll out and rest

Friday

Ballet class and freestyle

A bit of cardio and lunge poles

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I love taking ballet at MDC because it’s near my house, there are all different ages and levels and it is always the BEST workout. My favorite thing is when my friend Christian Beasley subs class, because I love admiring his facility. Thankfully I get to dance alongside him often with L.A. Contemporary Dance Company. Not to mention we have a show coming up NEXT WEEK!!

For Info & Tickets:

http://www.lacontemporarydance.org/calendar/urban-nut-bps

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As far as fitness goes, I really like to mix things up. With my body type I really can’t do anything with too much weight or impact. Pilates is my go-to workout of choice for any day of the week. Equinox has a great program in California, while Studio Physiques is the studio that I go to in Utah. I’m trying a new location in Studio City next week, so I will let you know how that goes. If you’re a dancer, a mover, an athlete, or you have any kind of normal wear and tear on your body; you definitely need to try the Pilates reformer as soon as possible. Nothing makes my body feel better, especially with how the machines are designed to change the resistance for every individual body.

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Yoga always gives me a good stretch. Lengthening my muscles is always a goal of mine since they have a tendency to be compact. As far as revolution in motion goes: this is a workout that involves balancing and jumping from the BOSU (pictured). Again it is low impact, it never stops and it really tests your balance and agility, while challenging your core and total body alignment. Individually I also experimented with kettlebell work (I need one for myself), ropes and an abdominal exercise on the ball (killer).

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Kettlebells – swings, step ups and over-heads

Ropes – swing back and forth and up and down as fast as possible

Ball – sit against the wall, back on ball and straighten and bend legs out & in, holding

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As far as feeling fitter and finer, I have a NEW secret for you! Okay it has nothing to do with working out, although this always helps to start out. Eating well is great too, but I wont get into that for this post. Lately I’ve been dressing up, going out and wandering around town on my own. This may seem silly, but sometimes it just feels SO good. I put on my favorite outfit, go out to the mall and I trot around in adoration. It’s funny how this can change your whole mood, and when you feel good, you present yourself differently and I promise you exude a lot better vibes. It’s a fun experiment, I suggest you all try it.

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I suggest The Americana or The Grove for your ‘me date.’ It’s the perfect thing for Christmas time!

Chow! Be back soon.

With love,

SYD

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