Get The Ballerina Body

From Ballet Beautiful’s Mary Helen Bowers. 

When it comes to looking lean and long, there is no group of individuals who inspire us more than ballerinas. Ballet teaches women how to be graceful and elegant, and its lessons in maintaining poise are not only restricted to the stage but definitely translate into real life as well.

That is why we turned to our favorite ballet instructor, Mary Helen Bowers, when we wanted to learn the secrets on how to look leaner and longer this summer. Scroll through above as Mary Helen explains stretches that will help you release the muscles in your back, hips and legs, (and have you looking like the prima ballerina that we know you are!)

Have you read our full interview with Mary Helen Bowers? Also click here to see her tips on how to work out more.

*Images courtesy of Ballet Beautiful.