Fitness Inspiration: Ballerina Misty Copeland


My dreams of becoming a ballerina died a long time ago, but I have always admire their beauty and grace, and after seeing this amazing ad staring American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copeland for Under Armour I can’t help but be inspired by her strength, as well as have major leg envy!!!

A number of my friends have been taking ballet fitness classes and after seeing this incredible ad I think I need to do the same as well as increase my squat repetition exercises.

If her incredible body and grace of movement wasn’t enough to inspire, her story certainly will – this girl didn’t start ballet until she was 13 years old, she was met with rejection and still pushed forward with her dreams. I love that the ad reads out lines from her rejection letters that she received as a teen.

“Dear Candidate. Thank you for your application to our ballet academy. Unfortunately you have not been accepted.

“You lack the right feet, Achilles tendons, turnout, torso length, and bust. You have the wrong body for ballet and, at 13, you are too old to be considered.”

I think Misty definitely had the last laugh there!!!

Anyone else wanting to give ballet a go after seeing this Misty Copeland ad?

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