Many athletes have what's called a "prep week" or "peak weak" before a contest or performance. During prep week you usually back off training, eat a stricter diet, cutting out foods that make you bloat, and try to get as much rest as possible. My boss always yells at me not to workout in the... Continue Reading →
Most dancers know that awkward moment when you can loudly hear your hips crack while dancing. Or maybe your ankles. It is really important that you are properly warmed up before you dance. Or else you won't be able to perform optimally, and there is a chance you may get injured.
That's when I realized that I have been a baby lately. I have been not trying because this new routine is hard. Instead, I've been pouting and hating on myself and my dancing because I can't automatically get my body to do what I want it to do, but I haven't really worked on it.
Ever wondered how to get great legs like a dancer? You know, the legs that look like they are chiseled out of marble? Incredibly toned, strong, but not bulky?
I am a creature of repetitive habits and rituals. I go crazy if I don't stick to my super strict regimen and schedule. I tend to push myself more than one should, and to no real purpose really. And recently I've realized I've done that with my training at the gym, and it is hurting... Continue Reading →
Something my students hear from me ALL. THE. TIME.: "Engage your core! Stretch up!" Two of the most important things in dancing is stabilizing your core and maintaining posture. And actually stabilizing your core helps you maintain good posture. I say this to my students almost every day, because until you build up perfect habit... Continue Reading →
It was not until that night that I realized how much you can say while dancing without a single word.
Yes... you heard that right. A full week's worth of groceries for $21. The life of an artist isn't always easy. But I am a professional dancer, so I need to make sure that my body gets enough micro and macro nutrients. So how do you cut down or save money on groceries, which are... Continue Reading →
Are you a dancer looking to improve strength, flexibility or endurance? Do you want a dancer's body - NOT in the sense of being super skinny - but rather being strong, toned, and flexible? I want to use my experience in the dance studio and the gym to create free workout and conditioning videos because... Continue Reading →