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In honor of the kickoff of Racked's second-annual Hottest Trainers competition, a new Racked video series is born. "Workout Gurus" will highlight the gorgeously-toned trainers that the fashion set swears by. Today, we're profiling Mary Helen Bowers of NYC-born phenomenon Ballet Beautiful.
Bowers, a ballerina by trade, danced for ten years with the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center before creating her own ballet-inspired fitness program (fans include Victoria's Secret models Lilly Aldridge and Erin Heatherton as well as actress Natalie Portman and countless fashion mag editors). In the video above, Bowers shows you a simple "Swan Arms" combination that can be added to any workout regimen to tone the upper body, core and back. Bonus: It's gentle enough for pregnancy—Bowers is four months along in the clip, if you can believe it.
· Ballet Beautiful [Official Site]
More Workout Moves:
· Dancer-Turned-Trainer Jennifer Johnson's Leg-Perfecting Move [Racked]
· Trainer David Kirsch Walks You Through His Sumo Lunge [Racked]
· CrossFit's Sara Carr Shows You The Proper Way to Do a Squat [Racked]