Your Ballet Beautiful Journey

We are constantly inspired by the hard work and dedication of our Ballet Beauties. You all are so committed and dedicated to your workouts and we love how you encourage each other to believe in and accomplish your goals! We have heard many amazing stories about how Ballet Beautiful has helped you gain confidence and be your best selves, and we wanted to share them with the rest of our beautiful community so we could all motivate and celebrate each other.

A few weeks ago, we asked our BB Beauties on Facebook to share their success stories with us, and we were blown away by the responses ? We received so many great submissions from BB Beauties all around the world that we are going to continue this as a recurring series, so stay tuned for more and please keep sharing your stories with us. We always love hearing from our BB community!

Here are your first four Ballet Beautiful Journeys! We hope they inspire you as much as they inspired us!

xoxo — The Ballet Beautiful Team

Michelle Hakkensen 

Michelle Hakkensen

I was overweight all my life until I lost weight with the help of a nutritionist when I was 17 and never found a good workout routine until I found Ballet Beautiful. I can’t highlight enough how Ballet Beautiful transformed my body. I never thought it was possible for me to even come close to the results I have been seeing. The before picture was taken a year after my son was born. I had to go through years of hormonal treatment until i got pregnant with a IVF try. In my pregnancy I was on bed rest for 12 weeks. I was happy that we got a healthy baby boy but the inactivity took its toll. I found Ballet Beautiful by chance and got in the best shape of my life both mentally and physically. Furthermore, I feel great despite my PCOS condition simply because the whole Ballet Beautiful lifestyle brings my life into balance. I feel empowered and strong – all thanks to you.

Julieta Campos

Julieta Campos

I love BB, it completely changed my life. The picture on the left was taken in July of 2013 when I was at my heaviest, weeks before I discovered Ballet Beautiful. The picture on the right was taken in January of 2016 after almost a year of committing to doing BB and BB only for 6 days a week. I lost 25 pounds over 8 month following the BB mindset and using the BB Custom Workout and DVDs.

Chiara Forni

With the exception of yoga, which led to an important wrist injury, I’ve always hated working out. I hated the screaming instructors, the cheesy music and the muscular look that it gave me. I’ve always dreaded the workout time and I kept giving up on every method I tried.

When I came across the Ballet Beautiful book and the Classic DVD everything changed for me. I discovered a whole new way of taking care of my body, one I now look forward to, and this led me to appreciate my body, as imperfect as it is, to have new confidence, and to wear the first pair of skinny jeans in my entire life.

Ballet Beautiful improved my posture and slimmed my legs, and also gave me a healthier approach to life, and definitely more self confidence. I went from not working out at all, to doing one hour of Ballet Beautiful 5 times a week consistently for 2 years.

It’s magic! The workouts are tough but even if I’m not coordinated, or blessed with great flexibility, I have never felt like it was too much to handle and have never felt like giving up. I have never injured myself or pushed my body too much, and still saw amazing results, slimmed down, gained more flexibility and strength. I’m so grateful Mary Helen entered the fitness world or I would probably still be crying about my wrist.

Emily Hoehne

A few months ago, I gave birth to my first baby. The pregnancy was really traumatic, and my body went through a lot. I felt so much pressure to get back to my “pre-pregnancy” body as soon as my baby was born and started making a plan on how to accomplish that. Right before my baby was born, however, I came across an interview with Mary Helen Bowers about post-pregnancy exercise that completely changed everything.

In the article, Mary Helen talks about viewing our post-pregnancy bodies in terms of a whole new body and celebrating what our bodies have done to grow and deliver a baby. My perspective and appreciation for my body immediately changed.

Now, four months post-pregnancy, I have exercised consistently and feel that I am in the strongest and best shape of my life. I have not stepped on a scale, and I am not on a diet, and I know my body has changed for the better. Adopting Mary Helen’s attitude of gratitude and celebration for the amazing body that I have has made all the difference. I am exercising and eating well daily because it helps my body feel good and perform at its optimum.

I love my Ballet Beautiful DVDs and online workouts! Thank you for sharing a program and life-changing philosophy with me and so many others.