Ballet Beautiful 超火芭蕾健身風潮襲捲全球！ With this transformative◆ workout, you don’t have to be a professional ballerina◆ in order to look like one.
Ballet is a dance that is not only beautiful but also physically demanding. The graceful movements require a delicate balance of elegance and strength. Barre workouts, based on classical ballet training, can scare off even the fittest of the fit. They are perfect for whipping non-dancers into shape if they want the lean muscle tone◆ of ballerinas without the intense amount of dedication◆.
Former professional ballerina, Mary Helen Bowers, created her own workout method and studio, Ballet Beautiful, for this purpose. Ballet Beautiful counts actresses Liv Tyler, Zooey Deschanel, and Kirsten Dunst among its clientele◆. Natalie Portman trained with Bowers for her Academy Award-winning performance in the film Black Swan. She even wrote the foreword◆ in Bowers’ book Ballet Beautiful.
Bowers, who danced professionally for the New York City Ballet for 10 years, wanted to share the techniques of ballet beyond the professional dance world. She wanted her ballet-inspired workouts, which focus on the muscles that give dancers their elegant figure, to be accessible◆ to all kinds of people. Ballet Beautiful has shown that the principles of ballet fitness can be used by anyone who wants to look and feel as graceful as a prima ballerina◆.
1. demanding a. 吃力的；要求高的
Even though the job was quite demanding, Betty felt she had learned a lot from it.
2. graceful a.（動作）優美的，優雅的
The dancers amazed the audience with their graceful movements.
3. delicate a. 微妙的；精緻的；易碎的
Jonathan gave me a set of delicate teacups for my birthday.
4. elegance n. 優雅
The dress Sophia is wearing has a timeless elegance.
5. lean a. 健美的；瘦的
You should eat more vegetables and lean meat if you want to slim down.
6. count A among B 把 A 歸入 B 之列，把 A 看作 B
Jean no longer counts Amy among her friends.
7. technique n. 技巧，手法
The young swimmer uses an unusual technique to increase her speed in the water.
8. inspire vt. 啟發，激勵
Sean was inspired to become a sailor after reading a novel about life on the seas.
◆transformative a. 顛覆性的；起改造作用的 ◆ballerina n. 女芭蕾舞者 ◆muscle tone n. 肌肉結實程度 ◆dedication n. 專心致力；奉獻 ◆clientele n. 客戶群（集合名詞，不可數） ◆ foreword n.（書籍的）前言，序言 ◆accessible a. 可取得的 ◆prima ballerina n. 首席女芭蕾舞者
你也跟上越來越夯的健身趨勢了嗎？一起來打造魔鬼熱辣身材吧！片語 whip sb/sth into shape 表「使某人／某事物有更好的狀態」，whip 就是「鞭打，鞭笞」的意思，本文中有「雕塑好身材」之意。還不趕快鞭笞自我達到最佳狀態！！
The coach focused on whipping the players into shape before the game.
Hey, Tom, whip yourself into shape. You look a mess.