The celebrated ballerina and role model, Misty Copeland, shares the secrets of how to reshape your body and achieve a lean, strong physique and glowing health.
Misty Copeland believes "There has been a shift in recent years in which women no longer desire the bare bones of a runway model. Standards have changed: what women do want is a long, toned, powerful body with excellent posture." In other words, the body of a ballerina. In her first health and fitness book, Misty will show women how to find the motivation to get healthier and stronger, and how to reshape their bodies to be lean and flexible, with step-by-step advice, meal plans, workout routines, and words of inspiration. Celebrating the importance of healthy fats and a fitness regimen based on ballet exercises, Misty shares her own time-tested exercises and an eating plan focusing on healthy fats, both of which keep her in top shape. Tips for motivation and words of encouragement as well as tips on how to keep going even when you may want to give up. An inspiring section on the importance of finding mentors, and eventually being one, plus excerpts from Misty's personal journal, round out this important book on grace and strength.
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||7.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Misty Copeland is a Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre, the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Life in Motion, and the award-winning Children's book, Firebird. She made her Broadway debut in 2015's "On The Town", putting a show that had reportedly been suffering financially for months into the Broadway Box Office Top Ten for the two weeks that she guest-starred as "Ivy Smith." She's been featured in the New York Times, on 60 Minutes, and she was named one of SELF Magazine's "Best Bodies of 2014" and Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Still in Motion ix
Part 1 Mind
Chapter 1 Your Body Is Perfect for You 3
Chapter 2 Get Inspired 11
Chapter 3 Balance: Finding Inner Peace 23
Part 2 Motion
Chapter 4 It's Not a Workout-It's a Way of Life 33
Chapter 5 Ballerina Moves 43
Chapter 6 Take Center Stage 77
Part 3 Meals
Chapter 7 The Magic of Fat 95
Chapter 8 Eating for Energy 105
Chapter 9 Meal Choreography 125
Chapter 10 Ballerina Body Recipes 145
Part 4 Mentors
Chapter 11 Master Class 207
About the Authors 226
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ballerina Body is a fantastic read for anyone starting out on their fitness goals, or really anyone who needs a little pick me up along the way. Copeland offers advice in areas like nutrition, fitness, and most importantly for me, the mentality of trying to embark and keep up a fitness routine. Copeland urges that looking like you're favorite won't necessarily happen, but it’s the goal of being healthier and working slowly but surely to that goal that will help you achieve the results you want. Encouraging and motivational, she urges people to love the bodies that they have, and if getting healthier helps them look how they wants, all the better! Getting a ballerina body isn't about trying to look a way you'll like, its about loving the body you have and wanted it to be healthier. Her health and fitness advice is manageable and doable, one of the most important things when trying to get fit. By doing the gradual changes that Copeland suggests, it's easier to keep up with your goals and not exhaust or hurt yourself, resulting in giving up and quitting. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone struggling to get started on their fitness journeys as it’s a great way to mentally kick start your drive and motivation.