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  1. 3.7 hrs • Mar/21/2017 • Unabridged

    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.

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    Ballerina Body

    3.7 hrs • Mar/21/2017 • Unabridged
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  2. 9.2 hrs • Mar/11/2014 • Unabridged

    "Picture a ballerina in a tutu and toe shoes. What does she look like?" As the only African-American soloist dancing with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has made history. But when she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school community center, no one expected the undersized, anxious thirteen-year-old to become a ground­breaking ballerina. When she discovered ballet, Misty was living in a shabby motel room, struggling with her five siblings for a place to sleep on the floor. A true prodigy, she was dancing en pointe within three months of taking her first dance class and performing professionally in just over a year: a feat unheard of for any classical dancer. But when Misty became caught between the control and comfort she found in the world of ballet and the harsh realities of her own life (culmi­nating in a highly publicized custody battle), she had to choose to embrace both her identity and her dreams, and find the courage to be one of a kind. With an insider's unique point of view, Misty opens a window into the life of a professional ballerina who lives life center stage: from behind the scenes at her first auditions to her triumphant roles in some of the most iconic ballets. But in this beautifully written memoir, she also delves deeper to reveal the desire and drive that made her dreams reality. Life in Motion is a story of passion and grace for anyone who has dared to dream of a different life.

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    Life in Motion

    9.2 hrs • Mar/11/2014 • Unabridged
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