Elise Joan Fitness



Muscle Group

Workout Segment


Reach, stretch & plank your way to the strong streamlined upper body of a dancer. We’ll energize the core, lift & open the heart & eliminate any cobwebs in that body with this strengthening warm-up workout.

In this opening ballet segment, we’ll start with the typical ‘barre’ warm-up of ‘port de bras’ (carriage of the arms).  Here we’ll lengthen, back bend and fold our way to healthy spine and an elevated heart rate, moving through progressively deeper variations.  From here we’ll do plank variations with leg extensions and core balances.  We’ll explore more spine nurturing backbends and fire up the core with tough variations in for-arm plank that will help you enhance your strength.  We’ll also target the side body with some intense side plank moves.