Do you want to know what it takes to have the bod of a ballerina? Misty Copeland has the scoop for you in her new book, Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You, out now via Grand Central Publishing.
The book hosts a compilation of meal plans, workout routines and photos of the history-making ballerina.
Copeland's journey to becoming the American Ballet Theatre's first Black principal dancer was not without obstacles. “I went through such a rough time when I was just starting out as a professional [dancer] and my body was changing — and so much focus is on our bodies as dancers. I definitely went through a time, where [I thought], ‘How do I adjust? And how do I accept and love my body?’” Copeland said. “There’s nothing you can do except for try and be your healthiest and best self.”
And with recipes focused on clean-eating in this new book, Copeland is encouraging readers to be their healthiest and best selves, too.
Ballerina Body is out now.
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