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People are always telling me to get stronger. I've started going to the gym everynight after I finish my classes for the day to tone up and hopefully gain strength and stamina. Is it better to use the stationary bike, elliptical, or tredmill? I don't want to build up bulky muscles, so I'm not sure which I should use. If anyone has any other ideas about increasing strenghth or how to slim down please let me know. Thanks! :flowers:

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Guest cheeriodancer10

I've always heard that running was terrible for dancers. So maybe the treadmill wouldn't be good. I'm really not positive but that's just what I've been told.

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We can deal with the getting stronger part here, but not with weight reduction. Generally ballet dancers get stronger through ballet classes, however, if you need additional strength,then it is important to know what areas need work. Then you work with a trainer or a Pilates teacher to strengthen those areas.

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Guest theskysthelimit

Make sure you get good running shoes that are fitted properly at a running store!!!!

A running shoe fitting should be almost like a pointe shoe fitting, and well fitting running shoes can help you with foot issues as well, like over- or under-pronation. Try doing a little weight work as well, but make sure to get instruction first! More reps with lighter weights build lean muscle, so try these and for heaven's sake, be careful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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