Category Archive for: Rachel Withers

How to Pick the Best Song for Your Next Ballet Routine

As a dancer, choosing the perfect music can be one of the most key elements of your routine, regardless of whether you’re an amateur or professional. If you are participating in a judged competition, there are many factors you will need to keep in mind in order to place highly, but your song choice will definitely be high on that list. Keep in mind it is the first and last thing the audience will hear and the element they’re most likely to remember once all is said and done.  

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Exercise: Benefiting Both Your Body and Mind

Your brain is a complex organ. One new case of dementia is diagnosed every four seconds, so it’s important to protect your brain function however you can. There is research emerging daily that indicates exercising your body is actually working out your brain, as well. Exercise and Your Brain When you exercise, you breathe harder…

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How You Can Prevent the 5 Most Common Dance Injuries

Dancers often practice for hours each day doing the same movements repeatedly in order to prepare for shows. Dancers who perform for Broadway or other dance companies may perform up to eight times per week. Long practices coupled with little rest time in-between shows can mean that dancers often become injured. Prevent these five common…

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Morning or Evening: What Time of Day Should You Workout?

Rise and shine! Research suggests that anyone who wakes up with the sun and cranks out an early morning workout is doing their body a favor. Running on Empty A handful of small studies have shown that weight loss is more pronounced when you exercise in the morning on an empty stomach. It is believed…

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Should the Common Cold Postpone Your Workouts?

We all know that feeling of dread when a common cold starts to show its symptoms. Runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, coughing, and headaches can make the simplest everyday tasks seem impossible. Luckily for some, regular exercise does strengthen the immune system, making active people slightly less susceptible to the common cold. Unfortunately, that doesn’t…

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How Ballet Can Enhance Overall Athletic Performance

Contrary to popular belief, ballet isn’t just a delicate hobby reserved for women and girls. Regardless of shape, size or athletic ability, anyone can benefit from the physical and mental demands of a ballet class. Even for serious athletes who typically focus on weight training and building endurance, ballet could be an intrinsic part of…

Aging Adults prioritise physical activity by Rachel Withers fitpreneur BalletBeFit

Why Aging Adults Should Prioritise Physical Activity

In the UK, 10 million people are now aged 65 or older. That’s 16% of the population! Furthermore, we’ve seen a significant population growth among those 85 years and older. Advancements in medicine and education have played a huge role. This is great news because our loved ones can be with us longer to see…

Exercise Needs for Pregnant Women by Rachel Withers fitpreneur BalletBeFit

Exercise Needs for Pregnant Women

Childbirth is a beautiful part of life, but pregnancy does change a woman’s body. Many women who are pregnant (or plan to be) worry about the inevitable weight gain. Exercise During Pregnancy When you’re pregnant, you don’t have to abandon your usual fitness regimen. In fact, regular exercise during pregnancy has benefits for both mom…

The Importance of Warming Up and Cooling Down by Rachel Withers fitpreneur BalletBeFit

The Importance of Warming Up and Cooling Down

It’s an indisputable fact that exercise is good for your body, but making sure you take proper precautions and take care of your body before and after a workout is vital to your overall health. To avoid the risk of injury, taking time to warm up and cool down helps the body adjust to the…

A Beginner's Guide to Fitness Dance Class by Rachel Withers BalletBeFit fitpreneur

A Beginner’s Guide to Fitness Dance Class

If you’re looking for a fun workout that makes you feel like a diva on the dance floor, a fitness dance class is for you. In a fitness dance class, you dance to great music and burn calories without realizing you’re working out. Although dance classes are some of the most fun cardio fitness classes…