Try ABT Dancer Kathryn Boren's Go-To Home Workout

In her spare time, American Ballet Theatre corps member Kathryn Boren moonlights as a personal trainer. Certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, she trains fellow ABT dancers and also teaches a weekly Conditioning for Dancers class.

While everyone is isolating inside, Boren shared her go-to home workout with Dance Magazine.

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5 Ways to Boost Your Stamina for Better Endurance

Sometimes you're thrown a big opportunity mid-season—but aren't always given all the rehearsal you need to fully prep for it. At Houston Ballet, for instance, there are often 12 casts of Sugar Plum, according to ballet master Amy Fote. That means some dancers might only get one full run before performing the role.

But not all of the preparation happens in the studio. For aerobically demanding choreography, dancers need to put in their own overtime to build the necessary stamina. Red flags for Fote are when footwork loses its precision and line, and movement looks less efficient and more labored—these are not necessarily signs of technical deficiencies, but often point to the need to increase cardiovascular fitness. "You have to do your homework and cross-train," she says.

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