Beginner Ballerina Profile: Maria Lucia Violo

This week’s profile Maria Lucia Violo, a 31 year old from Rome, Italy, who started ballet back in 2010.

Beginner Ballerina Profile: Maria Lucia Violo

This week’s profile Maria Lucia Violo, a 31 year old from Rome, Italy, who started ballet back in 2010.

Survey Results Part I: Reader Demographics

Survey Results Part I: Reader Demographics

I’ve just started to scratch the surface of all the wonderful responses everyone left in my reader survey–there were 49 in total. Here’s part one of the survey results, including what age my readers fall into, how everyone gets updates from ABP, and what posts everyone enjoys reading the most.

Reader Age


These numbers didn’t really surprise me. Most of those surveyed were between 18-25 and 26-35.

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Re-vamping My At Home Workout List + Shin Splint Rehab

Re-vamping My At Home Workout List

I’ve decided to come up with a new at-home workout list, aka my at-home “physical therapy list.”

I’ve mentioned me attempting to do this before(about a month ago), and it pretty much was a failure. I know, I know, I should remember to do these exercises. My my leg was feeling great and I was doing really well, and then after ramping up how many ballet classes I’m doing and my running  workouts–it…

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Refueling Before, During and After Workout Tips!

Refueling Before, During and After Workout Tips!

My local dance studio recently ran an article about how to fuel, before, during and after dance workouts, Eat While You Workout?

The article has great tips such as making sure you aren’t running on empty when you show up to class–I’ll admit, I’m  guilty of this a lot of time. To prevent this,   munch on some fruit, an apple, a granola bar, or even some gels or gummies like many of us use for…

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Thank you for Taking My Reader Survey! + Poll

Thank you for Taking My Reader Survey! + Poll

Nearly 50 people took my reader survey that I put out a few weeks ago–thank you everyone! You’re answers and information will help me put together a better blog! I’ll be putting a summary of what I found out from it up on the blog (and in my media kit) once I get a chance to go through it and digest all of the things you guys wrote.

I have a pretty busy week ahead of me (with Easter Weekend…

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Beginner Ballerina Profile: Kilee

Beginner Ballerina Profile: Kilee

IMG_0056Kilee started taking dance classes as a college student after in college to fill her schedule, but didn’t take ballet right away. Once she did, she fell in love with it. When did you start doing ballet as an adult? I started in January 2011. I was 24.
Did you ever take lessons as a kid? I took 1 year of ballet and tap but didn’t like going.
Why did you decide to take ballet as an adult?I…

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I’m Looking Forward to Trying X2 Performance #TeamX2

I’m Looking Forward to Trying X2 Performance #TeamX2

Disclaimer: I’m a #TeamX2 blogger and excited to work with X2 Performance in a paid campaign to help me achieve my fitness goals. All opinions are my own.. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

I recently became an X2 PerformanceBrand ambassador and I’m excited to share with my…

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Hot Chocolate 5K Recap

Hot Chocolate 5K Recap

As you might remember, I was a brand ambassador for the Hot Chocolate 5k, and I wrote two posts about it: here and here. I was given free entry into the race, which happened this past Sunday.

I haven’t run much at all this winter/spring for two reasons: the weather has been absolutely freezing and I’ve been focusing on ballet. I wasn’t even planning on running the Hot Chocolate race, but I…

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Handling a Bad Class

Handling a Bad Class

Between walking all over center city Thursday evening and the impending rain–HQ and I cancelled our plans to go to ballet. Plus, I felt horrible–I had been having pretty bad headaches all day,  so it made sense to relax and take it easy.

On Friday I was having a series of bad migraines too–probably as a result of the start of allergy season.  But this time, I decided to go to class anyway in…

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My First Attempt at Meal Prepping

My First Attempt at Meal Prepping

I’ve decided that it’s finally time I do some serious meal prepping.

I’ve been doing a little bit of meal prepping by prepping my lunches for the week ahead by buying a bunch of veggies (carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers) and chopping them on Sunday ahead of time.  I also usually make some spicy mayo dip to go with it like you get a sushi place. The rest of my lunch usually ends up being yogurt…

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