Sculpted and defined. Slim and toned. Perfect posture. What does Darcey Bussell do to maintain her fabulous body? Ballet, unlike other forms of exercise, does not bulk the body up, but rather defines and sculpts it. In this beautifully illustrated book, Darcey Bussell, one of the world's leading ballerinas, shows how you too can develop the figure of a dancer. Combining Pilates, Floor Barre and stretching, this is Darcey's daily exercise programme that keeps her in shape and ready for the stage. Pilates strengthens, lengthens and tones muscles. Floor Barre is a full body-conditioning workout that targets the abdominals, the glutes, thighs, calves and arms. Stretch keeps the body flexible and supple, boosts energy and improves posture. Follow Darcey's unique workout and you too will look and feel fabulous.
Darcey Bussell is one of our most talented and celebrated ballet dancers. She joined the Royal Ballet as a Soloist, becoming a first Soloist in September 1989. Three months later, on the first night of The Prince of the Pagodas, Darcey was promoted to the rank of Principal when she was aged just twenty. She has written three books on ballet and Pilates. She was created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2006 Birthday Honours list. She lives in London with her husband, Angus Forbes, and their two daughters, Phoebe and Zoe.