When you’re dealing with injury it can turn into an identity crisis. You’re forced to take time off from the thing you love most. You might for the first time in a long time ask yourself, “if I’m not a dancer, who or what am I?!”

You also might worry that you’ll gain weight. This was one of my biggest fears. If I don’t dance 6 + days a week won’t I blow up into a huge hippo?!

First of all, you won’t. Unless you literally sit around for 3 months and do nothing but eat terribly unhealthy food. And remember, stress isn’t going to help anything.

Relax. Breathe. Remember that so many incredible dancers have gone through injury and have returned to dance stronger, longer and smarter.

Are you looking for support through your injury?

A lot of dancer’s reach out to ask if The Dancer’s Best Body Program is a good idea when you’re injured. It is.

Here’s Katie’s experience :

“I began The Dancer’s Best Body Program when I was injured with a stress fracture in my foot.

At times when I felt frustrated, it allowed me to place my energy in a direction of positivity and forward movement.

Jess understood what I was going through and offered quality advice and encouragement. The program has allowed me to come back to ballet with perspective and a healthy mindset.

At the end of seven weeks I was out of my boot and on the road to recovery, along with all of the tools I needed to succeed. I have found that investing the time to discover what works for my body has catapulted me to go even further than I could’ve imagined.

I would highly encourage any dancer with an injury and in seek of support to sign up for this program as it has proven to be extremely rewarding!”

Katie’s Path from Injury to Massive Progress

Jess Spinner

Jess is a former professional ballet dancer turned Holistic Health, Nutrition, and Lifestyle Coach for high level dancers. She founded The Whole Dancer in 2015 after identifying a greater need for balance, wellness and support in the dance world. Since The Whole Dancer was founded, Jess has worked with 100's of dancers worldwide at top companies and schools. She has been featured in or written for Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine, Pointe Magazine, and Dance Spirit Magazine.

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