As we head into the silly season where indulging becomes the norm, it’s a good time to look forward to the New Year with a plan for staying healthy, happy and fulfilled. During the early days of January the streets are lined with determined joggers, desperately trying to stick with their newfound exercise regime. But what if there was a better New Year’s resolution for exercising? Something that fulfilled the body, mind and soul? With adult ballet classes at Elancé Adult Ballet School you can feel the benefits of exercising your body, develop new thinking patterns and tap into your creative side.
Within weeks of the start of the New Year most exercise resolutions have taken a nosedive, never to be heard from again until the next year rolls around. If this sounds like you, then perhaps it’s time to take a different approach. Committing to a weekly adult ballet class means committing to a dedicated time for not only exercising your body, but for taking complete time out from the day-to-day grind. Adult ballet classes require you to be entirely engaged in the present; there is no time in a ballet class to wonder what you are going to have for dinner or whether you remembered to send that last work email! Focusing 100% on YOU for an hour and a half is pure indulgence in our increasingly busy lives.
The adult ballet class is a workout for your mind as well as your body. Ballet requires consideration of how you move your body through space. The brain will work equally as hard as your body, sending messages to muscles that you never knew you had and your memory will improve. Combine this thinking with listening and moving to the music in a fluent manner, and it’s easy to see why ballet is more than just exercise. The adult ballet studio is a supportive environment where you have the unique opportunity to express yourself creatively. Dancing in your adult ballet class will give you a heightened sense of achievement and satisfaction.
Too often New Year’s resolutions disappear due to a lack of commitment. It’s hard to find a fulfilling connection with your running shoes day after day. Adult ballet classes offer personal connection with a number of like-minded companions. Other students are a wonderful source of new friendships. Joining a new community where everyone has the same interest is rewarding and increases our sense of wellbeing. Striving towards a common goal in a supportive and encouraging environment is as beneficial for our mental health as the physical aspect is for our bodies.
The benefits of adult ballet reach far beyond the studio. As few as three months in an adult ballet class will see subtle changes in your muscles; they will feel stronger and you may notice that your balance has improved. You might also notice that you feel more settled in your body with a greater sense of the space around you. You might feel that your everyday movements have become more graceful and that your posture has improved. Good posture and ease of movement makes life more enjoyable. The adult body thrives when working at its optimum. Attending a weekly adult ballet class will assist you in having the best body that you can have.
A New Year’s exercise resolution doesn’t have to be boring or something that you don’t look forward to. Adult ballet classes at Elancé Adult Ballet School are fun and interesting. You will develop new skills and a greater appreciation of just what your body is capable of. If pounding the pavement is not for you, then an adult ballet class might be just what you’re looking for.