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All Quotes by author - Mary Helen Bowers
" A calming place, where you can go to escape it all and just focus on your body, is so wonderful to have. "
" A few times a week, I'll put on La Roche-Posay's Active C Facial Moisturizer. That's probably my favorite cream. It clears up my skin a bit and provides more of an anti-wrinkle element. "
" A leotard is more versatile than you might think! "
" All of the vintage photos of Ballets Russes are so inspiring. "
" A lot of fitness has that very masculine energy and drive, and that never worked for me. I want to be challenged. I don't want to be told that I'm terrible and that I suck and that I'm not good enough - that's not motivating. "
" A lot of fitness is about contractions - you're doing squats, or you're on a bike and your knees are bending but never stretching all the way, so your muscles get strengthened but look short and thick. "
" A lot of people think the body is just about genetics, but the right approach can change its shape. "
" An all-white space has a purity that is refreshing and serene. "
" Any exercise is better than nothing, even if it's only five minutes. "
" A simple ballet wrap sweater heats the back muscles but is easy to put on or take off without disturbing a dancer's makeup or hair before a performance or during a workout. "
" A simple scoop-neck leotard highlights a ballerina's swanlike neck and elegant posture, both rooted in a powerful core. "
" Audrey Hepburn was always so chic, simple, and beautiful. "
" Ballet Beautiful has made my pregnancy a joy. I've avoided back pain and swelling by keeping my core strong and body moving. "
" Ballet Beautiful is about finding balance and making fitness a part of your life in a happy, healthy, rewarding way where you get to feel pretty and look beautiful. It's not about beating yourself up in the gym and locking yourself in a dark room with blasting music. "
" Ballet Beautiful is a workout that transforms the body without overtaxing the system or joints. "
" Ballet can be hard on your joints, and when you're on a movie set doing take after take, it can become really repetitive. "
" Ballet is an incredible art, but it can be a bit elitist, which is a really big turn off to me. "
" Ballet opens up the chest and the arms and elongates the body, so you carry yourself straighter. That's so important for a model. But also every woman. "
" Ballet targets smaller muscles that you don't often use - instead of working your quads, it works the inside and the back of your leg. "
" Ballet was just something that I always wanted to do. "
" Because I dieted so much in the past, I just can't diet again. It's something I don't want to do and I don't even know if I am capable of. I think it's a much healthier and happier way to live. "
" Before founding Ballet Beautiful, I was a ballerina with the New York City Ballet. "
" By continuing to work out and dance while pregnant, I feel a double reward from maintaining my normal routine but all the while knowing that baby is sharing in my day. "
" Carrying a baby is such hard work, I've found that the stronger I am, the better I feel. "
" Could you physically lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks? Maybe. But there's no way you could do that in a healthy way or that you could maintain it. "
" Designing and creating dance clothes has taken my love for dancewear to a whole other level, melding the creative process with my daily fashion and allowing me to bring my most dreamed-about ballet styles to life. "
" Even if it's snowing or raining, I'm always wearing sunscreen. "
" Even if you're having a snack, enjoying it in a beautiful teacup or on a lovely plate makes it feel like more of an event. "
" For a ballerina, the center of balance is everything - creating a strong center of balance begins with building strong abdominal muscles. "
" For a ballerina, the worst thing imaginable is big thighs. "
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