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Ballet Beautiful: Ab Workout for a Slim Waistline

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Ballet Beautiful: Ab Workout for a Slim Waistline is a graceful, low-impact abdominal routine that uses ballet-inspired movements to burn fat, challenge the core and quickly sculpt lean definition throughout the abs and obliques for a toned and sexy dancer’s center. Flatten the tummy and shrink the waistline with World-Renowned Ballerina, Fitness Expert, and Trainer to the Stars, Mary Helen Bowers as she demonstrates several key, low-impact moves that she relies on while training celebrity clients such as Zooey Deschanel, Liv Tyler, and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Prepare to activate the core and feel the burn as you go start down the road to defined dancer’s abs with this result-driven segment from the Hit Fitness DVD, “Ballet Beautiful: Total Body Workout” that will burn calories, build strength, and alleviate lower back pain for a stronger and healthier new you. These unique, isolated exercises are great for all levels of fitness and can be taken with you anywhere. You will need a Yoga mat, a towel and a bottle of water to complete the routine. Train with a true pioneer in the fitness industry right from your own home. Mary Helen’s expertise and inspirational training methods were recognized as she was chosen to train Actress, Natalie Portman for her award-winning role in the hit movie, Black Swan. Improve posture, release anxiety and increase flexibility. Visit the official Ballet Beautiful website at www.balletbeautiful.com for more info on Mary Helen Bowers and her revolutionary program. Click here for more dance-inspired workouts: http://bit.ly/13tXzI0 Click here to sign up for the free BeFiT newsletter for workout tips, recipes and more! http://lionsgatebefit.com/?utm_source=anno&utm_medium=youtube&utm_campaign=top10 Click here to purchase the Ballet Beautiful- Total Body Workout on DVD from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Ballet-Beautiful-Total-Body-Workout/dp/B008F283J0/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER Click here to Download the Ballet Beautiful- Total Body Workout from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/ballet-beautiful-total-body/id571054425 Click here to purchase the Ballet Beautiful- Body Blast Workout on DVD from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Ballet-Beautiful-Body-Blast/dp/B009FFHWRU/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER Click here to Download the Ballet Beautiful- Body Blast from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/ballet-beautiful-body-blast/id571034940 Visit the official Ballet Beautiful Website here: http://www.balletbeautiful.com Check out the Ballet Beautiful YouTube Channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/MaryHelenBowers Click Here to Subscribe to the BeFit channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Befit For full selection of great workouts like this one, visit the BeFit Channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/befit Check out our official website at: http://www.lionsgatebefit.com Check us out on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/lionsgatebefit Follow us on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/lionsgatebefit Check us out on Google+ https://plus.google.com/104994741925506474033/posts Check us out on Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/lionsgatebefit To purchase DVD's, Check out the Lionsgate Fitness store at: http://www.lionsgateshop.com/search_results.asp?type=fitness&GenreId=8
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Nawal Harfach (1 day ago)
I really want to lose some weight and to tone up a little. I will do this workout every day for two weeks and see if it d's effective for me ! Wish me luck 🙃
babyhols666 (12 days ago)
does this also hurt anyone elses thighs when we do the bent knee ones
Cosplay Daisy (13 days ago)
Does anyone have any success stories? I desperately need motivation to keep working out and hearing people say it works helps me focus
Chloe Angell (29 days ago)
How many calories do you think this burns ?
babyhols666 (1 month ago)
i dont get how her legs dont move when she goes up and down
babyhols666 (1 month ago)
can someone please give tips on how to crunch ur abs n breathe at the same time its so hard
I have a lot of problems doing the exercise at 1:40. I think i make it wrong xc Can somebody explain it to me?
Fanny C (1 month ago)
I love this workout but I'm clearly not doing it right because it hurts my tailbone sooo bad. Like the skin started bleeding a bit. What am I doing wrong??
Alyssa Wishon (1 month ago)
Felt odd doing this braless
babyhols666 (1 month ago)
ive been doing this for like a week now n idk if im doing it right i wish i had full size mirror down to the floor to see my form or her next to me cus im 99% sure its wrong
babyhols666 (1 month ago)
how is she not moving her legs in the first few moves when they’re straight as she goes up n down i cant keep mine in place
Emma Chapman-Banks (1 month ago)
if anyone is wondering, this ab workout really helps and is effective 😊 i really like how it builds lean core muscle, rather than abs which are bulking/protruding out of your stomach, like the ones some body builders have. this is also great because when you start to pick up the speed or do little pulses it becomes harder to do it well without letting your whole body move. i do this twice a day (morning and night) and i see quite a bit of improvement
Andrea mar (16 days ago)
Emma Chapman-Banks hi! do you know if this helps you to lose love handles?
Madison Madelaine (1 month ago)
0:42-6:00
Fuck Off (2 months ago)
I’m only feeling the burn in my upper thighs , near my hips? What am I doing wrong?
Tia Rose (2 months ago)
I cant lol and she comes so far up from the ground
WillowSage955 (2 months ago)
Her voice sounds like the fake one Jessica Jone’s does when calling to get info on suspects
zara malik (2 months ago)
I have been doing this one for over 2 months everyday. Didn't see any changes at all..😔🙄
Becky (2 months ago)
I failed 4 minutes in. Coming back to try again tomorrow
Destinee Merritt (2 months ago)
OKAY! I do mountain climbers, burpees, plank jacks, flutter kicks, russian twists....YOU NAME IT! This by far was the hardest ab workout I have ever done in my entire life!
aunesty jones (2 months ago)
My abs are really strong and I found this to be intense but definitely possible and I enjoyed it
wen wang (3 months ago)
day1
yegane karimi (3 months ago)
I have started with swan arms and after one week ( also i have a very clean diet-low fat-) i saw a great difference. my arms are much thiner and much stronger. lean and natural. i am going to do of these for sure. i do them everyday motning at 10
Lutz I (3 months ago)
Ok I’m starting this today, I feel ready... wish me luck !
Avery Tomsovic (3 months ago)
I feel like I’m doing this wrong and can’t like lift myself up st all and then when I grab my legs I feel like my abs aren’t doing any work
Monika Mirek (3 months ago)
regular workout: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 8 and 10! ballet workout: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Vahinemoea Pito (3 months ago)
killing me softly😲
Sheesha Ma (3 months ago)
I ask myself if my stomach will look more fat after doing this cause this will probably build muscles and push the fat even forward so my stomach looks fatter. Or am I wrong ? It would be nice if someone can make this clear
Yette Strauss Suhr (2 months ago)
No, building muscle helps your body burn morrreee fat
Alicia Barlow (4 months ago)
What if you did this while holding a weight ball?
m ha (4 months ago)
hi to all of you starting this as novice, or not much trained human. Compromise all effort and start just with half time to all exercises, do this for 2 weeks, than load minutes consistently, just to let your breath, muscles, tendons etc. get used to it. and improve step by step.. she is pro, trained since 9yrs old , bear that in mind, her physique is different to your body compsition. enjoy
Alex Wilde (4 months ago)
Brutal , but love the way she gets straight to it and cuts out all that talky introduction chit chat.
Alexandra Burrowes (4 months ago)
Does anybody have any tips for how not to shift the effort to your legs on the pulses? My body always seems to sort of offload the work to my upper thighs (even when I really concentrating on pulling in) so my abs aren't really getting the exertion they should be :/
winter-star (4 months ago)
My tailbone hurts while doing this. But it is just 7 min so I'll try to push through
m ha (4 months ago)
to all of you starting this as novice, or not trained human. Compromise all effort and start just with half time to all exercises, do this for 2 weeks, than load minutes consistently, just to let your breath, muscles, tendons etc. get used to it. and improve step by step.. she is pro, trained since 9yrs old , bear that in mind, her physique is different to your body compsition. enjoy
Kristen Griffin (4 months ago)
I died in the first 2 min
Vahinemoea Pito (4 months ago)
love u mary yewhoooooo
Anna Larson (4 months ago)
I get intense thigh pain in this, am I doing something wrong???
VALE 000 (4 months ago)
Anyone know the song at the end of her videos?
Ar V (4 months ago)
Val Molinar im not very sure but i think : our hearts are on fire
Bec C (4 months ago)
the longest 6 minutes of my life. I honestly felt like the chestbuster from aliens was ripping through my stomach
Cassandra Herne (5 months ago)
Oh a 7 min abs workout? This is gonna be easy..... NOT. WHAT THE HELL IS THIS??
Zoe Zamora (5 months ago)
I feel like I'm doing these twists wrong? It's hurting my back and I'm not really feeling it in my core.
Miss Smeeg (5 months ago)
Zoe Zamora I feel your pain. My pain is in the pelvic area when I am doing the twists...omg!😓
leyla ile mecnun (5 months ago)
I did it thanks
Maddie R (5 months ago)
Wow this is so much harder than it looks! I thought I had a pretty strong core, but I could barely keep my feet from lifting off the ground during this.
Fay Li (5 months ago)
does anyone else not feel sore the day after they do these workouts or is it just me? i feel *super* sore right after for about 6hours . and yes i struggle very much trying to get through the video .
Paige Bussinger (5 months ago)
I like this workout quite alot, all the other workouts I find require alot of planking and other things that really hurt my wrists
Ekaterina Ageeva (6 months ago)
Why oh why did she have to say scoop in the middle of this. Now I desperately crave ice cream :(
Yu Liu (6 months ago)
She’s a giver
E T E R N A L (6 months ago)
What does she mean by pulling in?
gummybear gummybear (6 months ago)
is it normal to feel some pain in my lower back? i feel like i am not doing it corectly...
Sand Paper (6 months ago)
She is absolutely beautiful
kristances (6 months ago)
Whenever she says "we're almost there" I'm just like NOPE there's no we it's just you who's almost there T^T
Icey Zaza (6 months ago)
My ABS are on 🔥
Victoria Janelle (6 months ago)
I do this almost everyday along with her leg workout and after like 2 months I can tell a pretty significant difference especially in my legs 😄 They’ve gotten so much more lean and they’re not super soft and wobbly anymore they’re actually pretty hard and toned
A S A F (6 months ago)
Por fin un video que me cueste menos ajaj <3
Do you have any exercises for round shoulders?
Sam Swanson (4 months ago)
Tai Chi Study and Practice Try Swan Arms!
Sophia Xiao (6 months ago)
this one hurts my back...
Soo Yan Ng (7 months ago)
My tailbone hurts when I do this unless I fold my mat over for more cushion. My bones do protrude quite a bit, but could it be that I’m doing something wrong? Am I leaning back too much/ not sitting correctly? I’m definitely pulling my stomach in as hard as I can, though. Any reply would be greatly appreciated!!
Sam Swanson (4 months ago)
Soo Yan Honestly put a pillow under you.
JULIENNE (7 months ago)
i don't even scream while doing these anymore its more like a laughing in pain
Daisy Dai (4 months ago)
day8-06/20
Noura Fayez (7 months ago)
I did ur workout without any break 😍 and They are so good for the abs , I would like to post another abs videos 😍
Emilia B (7 months ago)
Gets through first exercise. Checks to see if I have a six-pack yet.
Tiffany Carlson (7 months ago)
HOW IS SHE SMILING?! my face was a crumpled mess
Ch Gy (7 months ago)
I feel my thighs burning when I do this..
Ash c: (7 months ago)
the most painful part of this is my poor tailbone!!! nothing i put under it helps!! ow!!
jess m (7 months ago)
god day one of these workouts here i gooooooooo
GABY JAMES (7 months ago)
She is like a robot, 'in a good way' u are amazing.😊😊
Asifa Shahid (7 months ago)
You are look like a doll
Kat Tom (8 months ago)
💜💛💚
Mary Aldabaeva (8 months ago)
How many calories approximately was burned?
skeletondance (8 months ago)
how does anyone manage to do this without locking their feet under something? i feel this more on the sides of my abs rather than lower am i doing it wrong ahhhhh
fallen_Angel 24 (8 months ago)
She looks like swan with that movements
Slave4Music6126 (8 months ago)
Seriously, the only workout I’ve done without wanting to die. The butt one kicked it, and the swan...Let’s just say the white swan didn’t get to the fourth act
pyro r (8 months ago)
I feel my groin more than my abs, what am I doing wrong?
Amber Shalome (8 months ago)
"have a sip of water" Girl, I'm chugging a 70 oz pitcher of water 😂😂😂
Dorsa Manavi (8 months ago)
You can do the workouts on your bed. It's more comfortable but hurts more. 😁😁
Farha (8 months ago)
I started getting result from the 1st day itself 🔥
Sheesha Ma (3 months ago)
BTSTrash Farha wow. How is it now ? 🙂
Emma Yuan (8 months ago)
🎵OUR ABS ARE ON FIREEEEE🔴🎵
Juno Callow (9 months ago)
ironic how the shortest video is the most painful *cries*
A. STOKER. (2 months ago)
I love your comment!!!!
chadchik (9 months ago)
I forgot to breathe....
HappyCat (9 months ago)
Omg I did it!
Steph Muller (9 months ago)
She does this so easily and gracefully, and here i am snorting like a rhino all through the video..
I'm only getting a sore and stiff back from this lol. I'm matching my body to hers doing the exercises but I'm not getting any burning in my abs whatsoever :/
Dreamy Box (9 months ago)
Been doing this about 5 times over the spann of two weeks and it's already A LOT easier to do. Not much visual effect yet but it seems to work great!
Elise Acuff (9 months ago)
How often should I do this?
E T E R N A L (9 months ago)
I've been doing this for a few days now and my lovehandles have visibly shrunk, I can't believe this?? I don't understand how it's possible but I'm sure as hell not imagening it!
Warren Lucky (9 months ago)
She has really nice legs wow😮
E T E R N A L (9 months ago)
The day before yesterday I couldn't even do two reps of that first move, today is day three and I can get without losing my breath to the first rest. The improvement rate of these workouts is insane!
C B (9 months ago)
It’s a no from me.. will be back
Asia Hill (9 months ago)
Is it normal for my back to burn while doing this? I can feel it in my abdomen a little vit, but it seems like most of the pain or "burning" is offering in my back??
Anna Bolan (10 months ago)
I have a question. I can see the results on my stomach but my back really hurts when I do this exercise. What do I do wrong?
Vahinemoea Pito (10 months ago)
it's so hard !!,that I never take pound anymore,thks mary!
Vahinemoea Pito (10 months ago)
hey mary i've never burn my abs like that,i'm on fire,thks u so much!
user of youtube (10 months ago)
I'm trying this workout but sometimes i feel it in my lower back, how do i prevent that?
Spontaneity Showing (10 months ago)
Lost 2 inches off my waist, thank you Mary Helen!
Spontaneity Showing (10 months ago)
Approx. 2.5 weeks. I did this exercise everyday and made the necessary changes in my diet.
TokkaFan41 (10 months ago)
How long did you do this in order to see results?
sania Rajpoot (11 months ago)
please make video for upper abs fat
Celeste Ma (11 months ago)
Why do I feel the back burn instead of the abs?
avada kedavra (11 months ago)
why are my thighs burning more than my belly? what am i doing wrong?
boris_borisovich (11 months ago)
can I do this ab exercises if I have a hiatal hernia?
Carol Bronder (11 months ago)
This is short but effective. I recommend doing it twice.
Teddy Bear (11 months ago)
5:45 workout ends
Sarah Heerdt (11 months ago)
I just did this workout WHILE HAVING A NOSEBLEED. You have no excuse.
Sand Paper (6 months ago)
Sarah nonyabuisness thanks for the motivation
BeFiT (11 months ago)
Be careful out there! lol
Eriku W. (11 months ago)
My abs are on fire and I'm going to sleep for the night now...

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