Adjusting Food and Routines for Summer You’ll want to eat for your summer dance schedule in a strategic way. The summer season brings an adjustment in schedule for most dancers. This means your eating plan and meal times will likely
Stop Dieting. Do this instead.
Diets Almost Never Work Long Term Stop Dieting. Do this instead. One of the challenges you might face is the desire to reach a body goal by a deadline. Sometimes there’s an impending audition or performance that you’d like to
What should a pro dancer actually weigh?
This question comes up a lot among dancers – whether you’re already dancing professionally or working towards that end, you’re not alone in your desire for guidelines. After all, you’re still expected to list your weight on your professional resume. Although, I sort of think this practice should be banned. It’s definitely not helping anyone.
Why honoring your hunger cues is essential.
Why Honoring Your Hunger Cues is Essential Do you recognize feelings of hunger and fullness? How do you respond? If you’ve gotten into the habit of ignoring your feelings of hunger or intentionally under-eating when they come up, it’s time
It doesn’t matter “What she eats in a day”
It Doesn’t Matter “What She Eats in a Day” Those “What I Eat in a Day” posts are everywhere. They’re super popular and total clickbait. And while I’m not a fan, I totally understand the appeal. There was a time
NYCBallet Dancer Olivia Mackinnon “Healthy at Home”
Healthy at Home with Olivia Mackinnon New York City Ballet Dancer and Ballet Inspired Fitness creator Olivia Mackinnon shares how she is staying healthy at home during quarantine. Balance is key as well as recognizing that staying in performance shape
Nutrition for Dancers: What you really need to know
Nutrition for Dancers is an important topic but you don’t have to be an expert in nutrition to reach your personal best body. Hopefully you find that reassuring.
The 7-Step Process to Reaching Best Body Goals
7 Essential Steps to Reaching your Personal Best Body Through The Whole Dancer, I work with dancer’s to reach your personal best body healthfully and sustainably. I use a 7-Step Process that has worked time and time again to support
Holiday Eating Strategies – Indulge with Balance
Food takes a pretty central role in the Holiday Season. If you’re struggling with your weight or feeling stress about maintaining your dancer body, the whole holiday food circus can be overwhelming. Auditions are right around the corner. You might
The Evolution of Body Image
Please note, this post contains details of a journey through negative body image and disordered eating. If you’re triggered by that subject matter, please do not read. It starts… It started when I was 13. I’m not sure I had