Maybe you don’t know this but I was blessed by the gift of ballet from a very very young age. At 2 years old my parents sent me off to dance class and ski groups.
From the age of 8 jogging became a required cross training activity for both those disciplines.
One thing leading to another I joined the local track club and snowboard club with @marionbrodeau I still wanted to dance but by the time I was 17 my ballet professor told me she refused to invest her energy in a ballerina that risked breaking a limb when riding down the slopes. I was a rebel too cool for school so I quit there and then.
It broke my heart ... I felt so lost... my eating disorder worsened.
Fast forward to 2013 when I was training for my first marathon I realized how much of the ballet values I could carry over onto my running training: nurturing the body, training and repeating over and over again, pushing out of the comfort zone, discipline and so much more.
It was then that I felt the need to reconnect with this form of art and expression.
When I moved to NYC I attended many dance classes and found myself shying away in the corner as they were all super pros...
I felt uneased yet I wanted to dance and do the barre work.
Then one day I came across an amazing class designed by @rachelwithershq called BalletBeFit soon enough I was hooked, this class has brought so much goodness in my mind my body my soul and my life. It’s helped me heal past injuries, improve my mobility, and I am a better runner for it, I am truly able to run with my heart lighting my highway.
This has been a true gift and I am excited to share what is coming along.