I was planning on sharing a clean recipe celebrating Valentine’s Day on the blog today, but something a little bit more exciting and far more time-sensitive came up that I want to share with you. This is the first post of my ‘Best of Sweatchester’ series, which will review fitness stores and studios in Westchester and the surrounding area. Are you ready to get your dance on? Let me explain.
A few months ago, my mother, sister, and I discovered that Sweaty Betty, a premier British active wear line, had opened a boutique in Greenwich, CT. It is only their second US based store—the other is in NYC—and we immediately fell in love with their styles! Their clothes are on-trend, functional for workouts, made from luxurious materials, and fit well. Needless to say, we always make a point of stopping by the store when we are out in Connecticut.
The Greenwich Sweaty Betty boutique offers weekly fitness classes at their store for free, including an excellent pilates class sponsored by Core Pilates (a post on them is in the works for the future!). This month, Sweaty Betty decided to shake up their regular schedule and is offering a free Ballet Bootcamp class! This class is extra special, as it is a collaboration with Sleek Technique.
Sleek Technique is a fantastic ballet bootcamp program developed by professional dancers Victoria Marr and Flik Swan. Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting them in person and taking a ballet bootcamp class taught by the graceful duo!
With the fabulous Vicky and Flik of Sleek Technique!
The class was SO much fun! Set to upbeat music, it goes through a variety of moves designed to strengthen your legs, arms, and core. There are sequences that incorporate dance technique (ballet positions, some small turns/rotations, plies, and leaps). However, you don’t have to be a dancer to keep up! The class is a great mix of cardio and strength exercises. I was sweaty and sore by the time class came to a close, and (in my mind, at least) a step closer to having a fabulous ballet body.
I also left with this sweet giftbag of Sweaty Betty goodies!
Are you interested in giving ballet bootcamp a try? If you’re in the NYC or Greenwich, CT area, Sweaty Betty will be hosting classes at the following times:
Greenwich, CT – Thursdays in February – 6:15 PM – Call 203-717-1095 to book
Soho, NYC – Saturdays in February – 9:30 AM – Call 646-386-7003 to book
If you don’t have a Sweaty Betty nearby, no problem! They’re made a ballet bootcamp video featuring Victoria and Flik available on their website:
Do you plan on giving Ballet Bootcamp a try? I’m planning to incorporate this video into my workout routine moving forward!