Ballerina Body:

Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You

Copeland believes “There has been a shift in recent years in which women no longer desire the bare bones of a runway model. Standards have changed: what women do want is a long, toned, powerful body with excellent posture.” In other words, the body of a ballerina. In her first health and fitness book, Misty will showwomen from all walks of life how to reshape their bodies into this new lean and strong ideal, with step-by-step advice complete with meal plans, work out routines, and words of inspiration to keep readers motivated. Celebrating the importance of healthy fats, the health benefits of modified fasting, and a fitness regimen that fuses dance and Pilates, Misty shares the time-tested exercises and eating plans that she uses to keep in top shape, as well as tips for motivation, and words of encouragement.

Editorial Reviews

“[Life in Motion] is the stuff of which movies are made.”

Chicago Sun-Times on Life in Motion

“Copeland shows that the power and grace she displays on the stage translates to the page as well.”

Huffington Post

“The language soars into dizzying heights of lyrical fancy.”

Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on Firebird

Author Biography

Misty Copeland is a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre and the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Life in Motion and the award-winning children’s book Firebird. She made her 2015 Broadway debut in On the Town, putting a show that had reportedly been suffering financially for months into the Broadway box office top ten for the two weeks she guest-starred as Ivy Smith. She’s been featured in the New York Times, on 60 Minutes, and was named one of Self magazine’s Best Bodies of 2014 and Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.

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