Dancers are some of the strongest athletes in the world with long, rigorous training in and out of the studios starting at a young age. Now imagine being a certified personal trainer on top of this and you just earned the goldest star in fitness!
“I have always done physical maintenance outside of the ballet studio, but it wasn’t until the past few years that I developed an interest in understanding more and learning what really works for me as a dancer and athlete,” said Adrianna. “I feel that it’s so important to have that understanding if you want longevity in your career.”
She prefers High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) routines with four to six moves, 50 seconds on each, 10 seconds of rest in between, for three to five rounds. This includes a mix of strength training, cardio and Pilates-based exercises, which Adrianna says is “a great way to strengthen and tone while getting your heart rate up.” She also enjoys yoga, swimming, and a new favorite, Gyrotonics.
Not sure where to begin? Now is the perfect time to try new activities and learn what works best for you! There are many online resources for yoga, Pilates, barre fitness, and total body workouts that you can do from the convenience of your own home with little to zero equipment. In addition to working out, remember to stay hydrated, nourish your body with balanced food, and go easy on yourself.
“This is a really challenging time, but I think daily movement and staying active is once of the best things you can do for yourself right now.” We agree with Adrianna.