Stars Got In on the Ballet Action
Ballet workouts designed for everyone — not just experienced dancers — blew up this year. Barre classes and workouts, and even ballerina-inspired diets, are a great way to build a strong, toned, healthy, and beautiful body — and 2015 was the year people were swapping the gym for the barre. Mary Helen Bowers, professional ballerina and creator of the Ballet Beautiful fitness routine, brought ballet to the mainstream by taking on big-name clients like Gigi Hadid, Victoria's Secret models, and other A-listers in order to get them in shape for their gigs. She's also behind Natalie Portman's amazing transformation for her role as ballerina Nina Sayers in her Academy Award-winning Black Swan performance. The live-streaming classes make ballet more tangible and attainable so even more people can find their own definition of what it means to be "ballet beautiful."