Class: The Ballet Bod
Location: AIR in Weho: 8474 W 3rd St #200, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Work-out: Ballet based toning and cardio fusion
Next day soreness: 3.5
Duration: 27 min (30 with a stretch)
Sweat Level: A little dewy
Parking: Free lot
Amenities: Water station, blocks provided
Requirements for class: barefeet, bring a mat!
Yesterday, I was able to attend The Ballet Bod‘s U.S. launch event with founders Jenny and Winnie, and was excited to discover a new, challenging workout in 27 minutes. Having a background in ballet, I also really appreciated the fact that unlike barre, The Ballet Bod’s workouts actually incorporate real dance moves that have me feeling SORE today.
The class starts with a stretch and cardio warm-up on the mat, consisting of ballet jobs and grand battements. We then moved to the bar to do elevated tendus in first position with one leg on a block. These were KILLER! Finally, we ended with ab work on the mat and a nice stretch. I didn’t think 27 minutes of a ballet-based workout could be so intense, but it was!
The Ballet Bod also has an app subscription that allows you to do their workouts at home. The workout first started in Australia, and is now held for the first time in the U.S. Classes are from 8:30AM – 9AM at AIR in Weho, AND the best part is that they’re only $10 a class! If you’re short on time (and/or cash), this is the class for you!