Fitness, Rockette-Style

posted by Jennifer Stahl on Thursday, Dec 19, 2013
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Rockette Tara Dunleavy, photo by Angela Cranford/MSG Photos

What does it take to perform four to five times a day, seven days a week? In Dance Magazine's December issue, eight-time Radio City Christmas Spectacular vet Tara Dunleavy spilled her top stamina secrets. The Rockettes also now have an entire section of their website devoted to tips for dancer fitness and health. Their nutritionists talk about why you should start off your rehearsal day with a high-protein breakfast and highlight the tastiest healthy recipes from around the web. You can hear directly from the head fitness trainer and watch videos of the dancers demonstrating the yoga exercises that keep their bodies in shape. Whether you're just trying to make it from your Nutcracker matinee to evening show without losing steam or you're hoping to counteract those Christmas cookies, there's tons of great advice that can help.