Holiday Road Warrior Workout

We all know it is not easy keeping your workout schedule on track while traveling during the holiday season. I designed this home workout to be used by your clients when they cannot make it into class. If you do not have a ballet barre use a counter top or chair back for the barre exercises.

Step Side Curtsy
Action: Step out to the left side, cross the right leg behind the left and bend both knees. Repeat to the other side.
4 Sets of 8 Reps of the Step Side Curtsy

Curtsy Little Pulses
Action: Holding a low curtsy position pulse up and down.
2 Sets of 8 Reps

Tilt
Action: In a wide parallel 2nd position lunge to the right side, reach both hands towards the right ankle, lift while stepping over the left foot in a tilt to the left side with arms up by ears; repeat. Switch sides.

4 Sets of 8 Repetitions


Demi Plié in 2nd Position
(Little Bend)
Action: Bend knees over toes; heels stay down. Press into floor and lift to straight leg standing position.
4 Sets of 8 Repetitions

2nd Little Pulses
Action: Holding a low second position, making sure not to lower the tailbone lower than the knees, pulse up and down. To increase the intensity rise up onto the toes for the pulses.
2 to 4 Sets of 8 Reps


Demi Plié in 1st Position (Little Bend)
Action: Bend knees over toes; heels stay down. Press into floor and lift to straight leg standing position.
4 Sets of 8 Repetitions

1st Little Pulses
Action: Holding a low second position, making sure not to lower the tailbone lower than the knees, pulse up and down. To increase the intensity rise up onto the toes for the pulses.
2 to 4 Sets of 8 Reps

Back Attitude Little Pulses
Action: Standing tall extend one leg behind into attitude position; point foot. Lift the leg. Lower the leg one inch and lift it one inch; pulsing.
2 to 4 Sets of 8 Reps

1st and 2nd Position Jumps
Action: Standing in 1st position. Plié, jump up with pointed feet and land thought the foot (toes, balls of the feet, heels) in 2nd position in plié
2 to 4 Sets of 8 Reps

Push-ups
Action: With the hands on a sturdy counter top, extend the legs long behind. Lower the chest down to the counter with the elbows hugging the body close to the ribs.
2 to 4 Sets of 8 Reps