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Old 01-18-2005, 09:26 PM   #36
Qatana
 
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Re: Aikido & Pilates

No amount of yoga, Pilates, or any other exercise program will give a woman a classic "Dancer's Body" unless she was born with the bone structure to build on. I was a semi-professional dancer for over ten years, I am extremely flexible, I have the right kind of muscles for classical ballet, but I do not have the bones, so therefore i do not and can never have a "Dancer's Body".
And yes, if I go back to ballet tomorrow I will discover that my muscles have indeed gotten shorter than when I was taking two classes a day, and I know that if I work at it, they will get longer again.

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