Move of the Week – Exercise to Improve Turnout

Properly held turnout is important for ballet not just because it looks good – it’s so important to learn to use the correct muscles so your hips, knees, and ankles stay healthy and strong!

This is an easy and effective exercise taught by Ballet Spot Instructor and Marketing Manager, Robyn, that you can do at home to improve the mobility and strength of your hip rotation. Practice this exercise standing up as well as on the mat. Make sure to lift your abdominals to engage your core and hold your back strong. Keep the front of your working hip relaxed and use your hamstring and glutes to place your retiré position. The leg your standing on should be working SUPER hard to maintain correct placement throughout.

Start with 8 repetitions and work your way up to 16! Make sure to practice on both sides.

Join Robyn for Total Body Barre on Mondays at 5:30pm ET / 2:30pm PT and Sundays at 1:00pm ET / 10:00am PT, as well as Cardio Ballet on Thursdays at 8:00am ET on Zoom.


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