Ballet Body Workouts

Ballet Body Workouts

139 Episodes

This is the entire Ballet Body library of workouts. These dance-ballet-barre inspired workouts are mainly performed with bodyweight resistance and/or light dumbbells 2-5 lbs. and resistance bands. Leah is working on re-filming some of these workouts since many of the workouts were originally compressed for mobile devices between 2011-2014. Due to the small video file size, the quality does not meet the higher resolution of recently published videos.

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Ballet Body Workouts
  • Ab Tightener I

    Episode 1

    This is a crunch-free workout to tighten and draw in the abdominal wall like corset by targeting the Transverse Abdominis muscle. This is an essential core workout especially after a C-section and pregnancy.

  • Basic Series I: Foldover

    Episode 2

    The Basics Series is just what you need to get started whether you are at a beginner level or new to barre/ballet workouts. This basic workout highlights the foundations of Leah Sarago’s Ballet Body signature lower body workouts. This instructional workout is great to learn form, build strength, ...

  • Abs: Stretch and Reach I

    Episode 3

    Stretch and reach the upper body off of the floor using the strength and control of the abdominal muscles in this segment to help you tighten and firm your mid-section. This segment offers an abdominal exercise recommended for women who experience Diastasis Recti (gap or separation in abdominal w...

  • Ab Tightner II: Pendulum Movement

    Episode 4

    A must have workout post pregnancy to help tighten the abdominal muscles. This ab workout just like the first requires a great deal of attention to form with the mind-muscle connection of pulling the naval in towards the spine and using the core to perform and control the pendulum movements.

  • Basic Series I: Plie-parallel

    Episode 5

    The Basics Series is just what you need to get started whether you are at a beginner level or new to barre/ballet workouts. This basic workout highlights the foundations of Leah Sarago’s Ballet Body signature upper body workouts. This instructional workout is great to learn form, build strength, ...

  • Anatomical Focus: Back Strengthening I

    Episode 6

    This workout segment uses plank variations, quadrupeds, and mat work in prone position to strengthen the spine and back

  • Basic Series I: Abs

    Episode 7

    The Basics Series is just what you need to get started whether you are at a beginner level or new to barre/ballet workouts. This basic workout highlights the foundations of Leah Sarago’s Ballet Body signature upper body workouts. This instructional workout is great to learn form, build strength, ...

  • Circular Movement Focus I: Upper Body

    Episode 8

    This segment begins with mat work performing circular motions in plank, push-up, and tricep dip positions to fatigue the muscles before beginning weighted arm work with light weights performing circular movements to sculpt the shoulders and triceps.

  • Basic Series I: Upper Body Matwork

    Episode 9

    The Basics Series is just what you need to get started whether you are at a beginner level or new to barre/ballet workouts. This basic workout highlights the foundations of Leah Sarago’s Ballet Body signature upper body workouts. This instructional workout is great to learn form, build strength, ...

  • Long and Lean Arms I

    Episode 10

    Alternate between weighted exercises and weights-free movements to lengthen and strengthen the arms with this segment.

  • Plié-Lunge Combination I

    Episode 11

    This segments targets the lower body with a series of variations in lunges and pliés to challenge your balance, strength, and fluidity. This segment is performed without the barre.

  • Stretching on the Water

    Episode 12

    Relax and stretch your muscles with this segment set on a dock overlooking the water for a calming experience. This segment offers a variety of stretches for the entire body to effectively lengthen the muscles to increase flexibility and help prevent injury.

  • Plié-Parallel I

    Episode 13

    Sculpt your lower body muscles while challenging your balance as you work in turn-out and parallel positions while performing variations in pliés, plié squats, and plié chair.

  • Side Lunges and Pliés I

    Episode 14

    This segment targets the inner thighs while working the quads and glutes with side lunge variations, pliés, and plié-squats. This segment has an element of plyometric work with side lunge leg lifts that can be modified for all levels.

  • Abs: At the Wall I

    Episode 15

    Use the wall in this segment to help you get more control over drawing the naval to spine while offering a easier way to perform challenging mat exercises that are effective in tightening the abdominal wall. This segment helps you connect your focus to the core with the assistance of the wall and...

  • Abs: Standing I

    Episode 16

    Contractions, scoops, tucks, and knee/leg lifts to work the core crunch-free.

  • Anatomy Focus: Glutes I

    Episode 17

    Work and shape your glutes with fold-over sit backs, lifts, presses, and one-legged squats. This segment moves from the barre to the mat with focused glute work performing a series of one-legged bridge lifts in three different positions.

  • Basic Series II: Upper body

    Episode 18

    The Basics II series offers progression to the next level from Basics I with foundational strengthening exercises integral to Ballet Body training.

  • Back of the Arm: Triceps I

    Episode 19

    Work your three-headed Triceps brachii with various angles in this workout. This workout combats flabby arms!

  • Basic Series II: Fold Over

    Episode 20

    This basic workout series highlights the foundations of Leah Sarago’s Ballet Body signature lower body workouts. This instructional workout is great to learn form, build strength, and sculpt the muscles to achieve the long and lean physique like a dancer’s body.

  • Basic Series II: Plié and Parallel Thighs

    Episode 21

    The Basics II series offers progression to the next level from Basics I with foundational strengthening exercises integral to Ballet Body training.

  • Back of the Leg I

    Episode 22

    Work the back of the legs with exercises that properly sculpt the hamstrings with alternating (lengthening) eccentric and (shortening) concentric contractions at the barre. This segment also utilizes the stretch-reflex in the flat back lunge position to activate the hamstrings while ballet-inspir...

  • Bridge Sequence I

    Episode 23

    Lay down on the mat to isolate the hamstrings and glutes with flexed, neutral, and relevé foot positions and leg lift sequences in bridge position.This segment perfectly compliments standing lower body workouts.

  • Basic Series II: Core

    Episode 24

    The Basics II series offers progression to the next level from Basics I with foundational strengthening exercises integral to Ballet Body training.