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Dance Fitness and Body Conditioning

It has been just over a month since I returned from Japan.

What was I doing there? I wish I could say that it was for much needed holiday, but I was there to teach over 100 dancers, teachers and people involved in dance health how to take care of their own bodies, maintenance techniques, strengthening exercises and dance rehab tips.

As a member of Performance Medicine team, I have background in performance – Classical Ballet to be exact. Unfortunately, my journey to performing was difficult and it ended prematurely due to many injuries and not understanding my own body. I didn’t know how to take care of my body, rehab or go back to classes after taking time off. A treatment, of course, is important but rehab and prevention are also crucial.

Everyone’s body is different and therefore what each person needs to do to prevent an injury or to improve their technique is different. There is no such thing as ‘too strong to dance’. Why? Because stronger the base, the better the technique is going to be – singing, dancing, acting… all are done by our body so it makes sense that we need to be extra careful with our one and only ‘tool’.

As most of you are aware, we have moved into our new clinic with more space for exercises, conditioning and rehab!! We have now started our dance fitness classes and dance Pilates classes. So yes, there will be even more opportunities for you to keep fit and strong even if you are injured!

Having an injury and coming back from that can be a long and lonely journey. However, knowing about your body, weaknesses, little habits etc are very useful skills to have. The Performance Medicine team are here to help you rehabilitate, retrain and achieve new highs in your body’s strength and re-conditioning!

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