Every dancer has their own cross-training regime, tailored to their workload, injury prevention, rehab or particular roles. It's up to you to talk to a physical therapist about what exercises you should be doing to meet your own technical goals. But in the meantime, here are some of our best tips for effective cross-training:
- Do it in the morning. There are lots of reasons why AM workouts can be more beneficial, but we're most compelled by evidence that morning workouts might be easier to stick with.
- Scale your approach up or down depending on what you're training for. When it's summer intensive time, gradually work your way up to peak intensity.
- Try something new to keep yourself inspired. Ever heard of aerial yoga? What about TRX suspension training?
- Pools are an amazing training resource for everything from cardio workouts to fine-tuning your alignment.
And if that's not enough #fitspo for you, dig into our Workout archive to find out how the pros keep their bodies in peak condition.