Exercise Before or After Strength Training?

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A question that I am often asked and one I have seen countless times on message boards throughout the world wide web is whether a person should do cardiovascular exercise before or after a resistance training exercise? Before going any farther, I would like to clearly state it is my position that everyone should engage in a cardiovascular exercise of their choice for 5 to 10 minutes before any exercise, be it a cardiovascular, resistance or endurance workout. This is vitally important for several reasons as a proper, light-intensity cardiovascular exercise will warm up the muscles, ligaments, joints and tendons which will be used more intensely in the subsequent workout routine. The most important benefit to warming up with light intensity cardio is the significant decrease in risk of injury.

Now back to the question of whether you should do cardiovascular exercise prior to or after a resistance workout? There’s no single best answer here and instead, you need to evaluate your personal fitness objectives. If you goal is to increase endurance, endurance or general cardiovascular health, then I suggest doing your cardio workout prior to weight and resistance training. By doing the cardio workout first (after your 5 to 10 minute warm up of course), you have the ability to take part in a more intense cardio session, which possibly may include some intervals in which you really push to your lactic acid threshold or VO2 max level. It’s much less likely that you would be able to achieve high intensity cardiovascular work after you’ve participated in a weight training session. So, in short if your goal is to increase cardiovascular fitness levels, you need to perform cardio workouts prior to resistance training.

On the other hand, if your objective is fat and weight loss, a current mode of thinking in the fitness community is by doing a cardiovascular workout after a resistance exercise, you increases the rate of fat metabolism (fat burn as it is often referred to as). The theory is that by engaging in an extreme resistance workout, you will deplete the glycogen stores in the muscles in this workout. Endurance athletes have long know this, yet generally in order for this to happen in endurance training, an athlete has to continuously run for about 90 minutes to fully deplete the muscles of glycogen. And so, I remain somewhat skeptical that many ordinary people working out are pushing themselves to the purpose of glycogen depletion during their resistance workout, particularly workouts of less than one hour in duration. For more advanced trainers, I do believe that it is possible and therefore can be an effective way of decreasing body fat perhaps for these individuals.

I tend to look at it like this, if you are engaging in a cardiovascular and resistance workout on the same day back-to-back, one or the other will be of a lesser intensity level naturally. Again, evaluate your personal fitness goals before deciding whether to do your cardio workouts before or after resistance training. If you are attempting to build muscle, you need to have as much muscle strength as you can available for your resistance workouts, therefore doing cardio before weight training would be counterproductive to your muscle building goals. If you are looking to gain endurance or heart health, place your focus on the cardio workouts and do them . Remember, irrespective of which you wind up doing first, it is more important to properly warm up with a minimum of 5 to 10 minutes of cardio (even if it is just a brisk walk on the treadmill) in order to prepare the Bat Poop for the workouts beforehand, to get your head in the right space in order to bang out a productive workout, and most importantly to lower the possibility of injury. This debate won’t mean a thing if you get injured 5 minutes into a workout and are sidelined for another 8 weeks rehabilitating an accident!

Slow Swimmer

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At the twilight of my years I often recall a simpler time when life moved diminished with serenity and grace. Many a day I frequently strolled along the shore route of the lake I called home for so many summers when I was young. There in the calmness of the morning when the sun first started to glow it’s warmth upon to cool still waters I often observe this lone slow runner. From a brief distance from the road I was with this gentle figure whose slim grace poised a breathtaking sight. The beauty of her figure matched the simplicity of her pace because of her rhythm was similar to gentle waltz. Her gentle sway as she drifted was like the rolling waves that rolled on in. Her locomotion moved me into a very different reality.

This gorgeous slow swimmer whose elegance and beauty for many a morning we caught each others eye as she drifted on. Soon we became familiar sights, me on the road, she swimming by, for now she stopped and waved, enticing me to join . I won’t ever forget that summer. This one summer where for four weeks each morn at half past ten we drifted together, poetry in motion gliding through the gentle waves.

I had been hoping that next summer we can resume our friendship and our morning swim. All through that winter I had been hoping for more. I stood there , the water cool. I kept looking but she did not come. I began to swim along the coast again however, this time it was different the loneliness set in. I thought to myself later maybe it was intended to be a once in a lifetime experience with my mermaid of the lake.

It’s been over 50 years since those wondrous days and a long time because I was back down from the lake. However, through all the years I still recall with great fondness the fun we shared. I did find out some years after that my slow swimmer had moved away and was unable to return to the lake. However, the memory of the one summer has remained through all these years. I just can not help thinking what might have been if my slow simmer had come back and at half past ten we would swim again.

As the years have flown by memories do return. The days of my life where moments of joy and sorrow fills my conscious thought. However, none so clear as that one summer where my mermaid from the lake held me captive every morn for at half past ten we would swim again. Of all of the instances where I yearned for love that mermaid from the lake the friendship we had shared made her memory so precious and sweet.

Now, that another summer fast approaches though I am a million miles from this lake I partake of a morning swim in a half past ten in which the water is more appropriate to my aging frame. I still consider the time of this one summer where the gentle clear cool waters encouraged us to have such sweet tender moments that bring back such fond memories of those times I cherish where my slow runner, the mermaid of the lake and I glided through these cool clear waters.

Ask These Questions And Avoid Divorce

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Enjoy with your heart, but believe with your mind and keep your eyes open love was not intended to be blind and foolish. Let us enter the most important 9 questions you will need to ask before you walk down the aisle.

1. If both spouses have different views of what this implies the marriage won’t ever be managed effectively.

2. What does the union seem like to you and your fiancé? You’re deep in love and have an image in your mind of what the union will look like 5, 10 and 25 and years later on. Your fiancé also has anticipation of what the union will look like and how it will function. These expectations may be quite different so get them apparent early on.

3. You will need to always have this gorgeous story to reflect on and help refocus your own feelings.

4. What’s your purpose in the union? Getting married is much more about what you bring into the relationship than that which you could get from it. There’s a very particular set of motives that make you the ideal person for your partner. You will need to understand how being you and fulfilling your potential will add enormous value to your partner.

5. What’s the point of your spouse for a partner? However well together you think you are, your partner also has value to add that will make you a better person.

6. Who are you as a special person? You want to take the time to figure out who you are before attempting to become one with somebody else.

7. Who’s your fiancé as a unique unique person? Aside from enjoying who you are as a special person you will need to appreciate the uniqueness of your fiancé also.

8. What problems have you noticed? Love isn’t blind; love sees the very best and minimises the worst. Love lets you know that the issues didn’t keep you from falling in love. You still must acknowledge the issues and bring them into the light.

9. Frustration comes when expectations aren’t met. In marriage you’re most likely to blame your partner when these aren’t met.

Taking the time to answer these 9 simple questions may help save you from the pitfalls that have wrecked many couples. Reduce the probability of divorce by spending more time on questions like these and less on questions concerning the color of bridesmaid dresses, menus and blossoms.

After realizing that the Laboratory and Medicine isn’t what I wanted to do with my life I began to focus far more on my gifts and passions. These now include company, design/art and composing. Today I can say I really like everything I do and have no more Monday blues or Friday highs.

Armadillos

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Armadillos can be a nuisance for those who love gardening. These nocturnal creatures can dig up a backyard whilst searching for worms and insects to feed on. Additionally, they can even dig their burrows beneath a house and wind up destroying the foundation of a home. While it’s possible to use a deterrent or construct a fence to stop armadillos from entering your house, the best way to eliminate them is via trapping and then relocating them in the wild.

To successfully trap an armadillo, you would have to discover the animal’s behaviour. Get to know what time it comes to a backyard or comes out of its burrow and what path it takes regular. This will let you formulate your strategy accordingly.

Normally, armadillos are most active late in the evening and early hours of this morning. Also, check the regional laws. In some jurisdictions, it’s illegal to trap armadillos.

The trap that you get ought to be strong and sturdy as armadillos are known to bend metal sticks of traps. It’s recommended to erect barriers on either side of the trap and along the road leading to it. Make sure they are a minimum of 12 inches apart and needs to be parallel to each other such as the walls of a corridor.

It’s your choice whether you would like to use a lure or not. Some people like putting insects or worms at the trap to lure the armadillo inside. There are others who believe that because armadillos dig their food from the ground, putting a bait within a trap could be ineffective. You can also consider adding dirt in the trap to make it look more inviting. It’s suggested that you lay more than 1 trap at various places along the path that the armadillo takes. This will guarantee success.

Following the armadillo is ensnared, relocate it to the woods where there’s a water source close by. However, be certain that you don’t touch the armadillo with your bare hands as they take the leprosy-causing bacterium, rabies virus and salmonella. Use protective gear to manage the armadillo.

Yummy, Low Carb Ice Cream

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1/2 cup cocoa

4 egg yolks

4 large eggs

1 cup of peanut butter

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2-3 tsp gelatin mixed together with 3-4 tablespoons water (optional)

2 ounces chopped unsweetened extra dark (90%) chocolate or chocolate chips (optional)

4 tbsp MCT oil or two tbsp vodka or 1/4 tsp xanthan gum (all optional to reduce iciness)

Note: You might need to play a bit with the sweeteners and the cocoa ratio to appease your personal preference. However the cream, milk and egg foundation will provide the consistency. MCT oil, vodka, and xanthan gum are popular choices for decreasing iciness and hardness while frozen, while gelatin will also aid in keeping the ice cream soft by incorporating some richness and creaminess to the texture. However, if you don’t have those ingredients on hand or you find it to be superfluous to the preparation procedure, then by all means leave them out, especially if you plan to eat your ice cream sooner rather than later.

Preparation

Set up an ice bath (bowl of ice water). In a different bowl (slightly smaller than the ice bath bowl), whisk together the egg yolks, eggs, sweetener, and vanilla extract.

Put the cream and cocoa into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer in medium-high heat. Add half of the cream mixture into the eggs to temper and whisk together. Reduce heat to medium-low and pour the contents of the bowl back into the saucepan. Stir with a spoon for 10-15 seconds and remove from heat. The mixture should be thick enough to coat the back of the spoon, but if the eggs curdle, then it is overcooked and won’t work.

Return all of the mixture back to the bowl and put on top of the ice bath. Whisk in the salt, almond milk and peanut butter. This is the step where you whisk in the MCT oil, vodka, or xanthan gum, and/or the gelatin (and water).

Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature for 1 hour.

Pour the contents into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Churning usually takes 30-60 minutes. If adding chocolate, fold it in after the ice cream mix is completed churning.

It can be served immediately or scooped into a container for freezing. Freezing will firm it up a bit, but it is going to need to sit out for 10-20 minutes to soften before serving if frozen for more than a couple of hours.

Information about Pickles

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Pickles are a favorite snack, side dish, and condiment. There are lots of different pickle recipes out there, but each version has its own wholesome benefits based on the components that went into the pickle and the method used for pickling, whether packed with vinegar. Pickles are amazing for many diets because not only are they low in calories, and low in fat or fat, many variations are also low in sugar.

Pickles are also a healthy variant to your diet for other reasons. Pickles, being made from sodas or other vegetables, are high in fiber that’s vital for digestive health and combating cancer. The cucumbers and other vegetables also contain antioxidants, which fight free-radicals, and based on the cabbage, can be a fantastic source of magnesium, calcium, and iron. The recommendation by many health professionals would be to eat five servings of fruit and vegetables every day. Eating pickles is a excellent way to find a daily serving or two of your five-a-day!

The spices with which pickles are created are also healthy. By way of instance, dill and garlic, both of which are very popular in pickles, both have the capacity to modulate bacterial growth.

Fermented pickles have good bacteria which could control dangerous intestinal microbes. This acid will help to lower fat from the blood, improve circulation, and reduced high blood pressure. Additionally, it helps to support a healthy digestive tract, reintroduces good bacteria to the intestines, such as Lactobacillus acidophilus, and can be beneficial for diabetics. In reality, one study even found that eating fermented goods often contributed to lower rates of skin problems, asthma, and auto-immune ailments.

Many pickles are made out of vinegars. This healthy liquid has a lot of positive properties as well as its tangy taste. Vinegar is known to enhance the immune system, alleviate digestive ailments, and may break down calcium deposits in a person’s joints. Additionally, vinegar is known to reduce high blood pressure, and help treat urinary infections. It’s even thought to re-mineralize your bones, balance your blood pH, and combat disease. Vinegar is also antifungal and antifungal. It inhibits the development of the E.coli bacteria, and when used along with salt, which is normal in pickling, the antibacterial properties are amplified.

It has a lot of additional health benefits also.

Pickles can be a tasty snack eaten together with the assurance that you are having something healthy at exactly the same time – what could be better? Hey, even Aristotle, Thomas Jefferson, Napoleon, and Cleopatra believed in the health benefits of this pickle, and Hippocrates used it for one of the earliest medications! So should you ever wanted a reason to eat more pickles, now you’ve got it.

Essential Accessories for Alfresco Dining

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It’s no fun whatsoever eating a delicious meal outdoors if you must stare at a concrete wall or mountain of overgrown vegetation infested with spiders, snakes, and other nasties. For most Australians, the solution is to construct a fashionable patio area. How you design your terrace is a personal decision, but get the most out of Wildlife Control the available space, match patio blinds to keep the chill out through the winter, and hire a professional to do the setup if DIY is not your forte.

The Appropriate Cooking Equipment

You can not cook a nice meal if you don’t have the right equipment. At the peak of the range, we’ve got outdoor kitchens, but if your budget won’t stretch that far, invest in an integrated BBQ or pizza oven. This ought to make outdoor cooking a breeze, plus you can stay warm in cooler weather. Just remember to construct a food prep area so you aren’t running to and from the kitchen every five minutes.

Furniture

An attractive dining table is vital. Decide on a budget model that folds away when not in use or pay a bit extra for a modern, fitted unit crafted from polished steel or concrete.

Lighting

Are you planning on cooking and eating at night? If so, you will have to install adequate lighting. However, whilst lighting is vital, you don’t need to stick to utilitarian lights that illuminate the whole neighbourhood. Instead, start looking for ornamental lighting; LED string lights are pretty and contemporary lights are eco-friendly.

Dining Accessories

Scented candles that repel insects are always helpful. Also, your visitors will most likely appreciate comfortable seat cushions, nice dinnerware, and fairly glassware. Decide on a colour scheme and design your patio seating and dining area accordingly.

Food and Drink

Successful outdoor dining demands the ideal food and drink. This is very much a personal option, but you can’t go wrong with grilled beef, mixed salad, and a fantastic choice of wine and beer.

The Right Guests

In addition, you require a mixed guest list. For an informal outdoor dinner, invite close family and friends to join you for some amazing food and endless drinks, but if you want a more memorable event, compile a guest list of friends, family, neighbours, and anyone else you enjoy spending time with. Your alfresco dinner party is guaranteed to be a riot!

Surfboard Remote Control for Efoil

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Over the last 6 months, I have spent hundreds of hours researching, building, and testing a new electric efoil surfboard and watertight surfboard remote control. While I have been able to create a DIY electric hydrofoil propulsion system that works, myself and roughly 700 additional DIY electrical surfboard builders have yet to find a simple and affordable way to build or purchase a waterproof bluetooth remote control.

Let’s face it, nobody feels cool riding their electrical surfboard with a DIY waterproof remote in a lunch bag. It will be a challenge for someone to develop a vibrant, floating, waterproof surfboard remote controller that’s designed with smooth throttle control, Centurian Services, relaxation, and be affordably priced.

Currently, there are over 80 contractors in various online forums and Facebook groups, trying to create a solution which will be simple to build and work well.

If you are attempting to construct your own or thinking to build your own remote just bear in mind that parts you buy have a big danger of not working and you’ll quickly spend $150-$800 on components. This is the whole point of open source design and building groups. This process of design is able to move fast, as everyone pitches in and shares insight and they get something great in the end to use.

There are several new electrical surfboard and jet board systems now. Many have waterproof a remote, but they don’t sell to the DIY efoil builder’s community.

A watertight surfboard remote control will be a game changer for the water sport business to support electric surfboard, jet surfboard, and efoil organizations to use an open source remote control without having to spend $45,000 or more on research, testing, plastic molds, bulk orders, and 6+ month turnaround from begin to finish.

If this sort of merchandise becomes available will open the doors to the electrical water sports industry as now there are no watertight remote control systems available for individuals that comes complete with a receiver allowing it to be used with almost any digital system on the market. It does not matter if you have an electric skateboard, electric wakeboard, electrical surfboard, or efoil. A universal remote will work all apparatus meaning you only need you!

Nurturing Young Females in Public Schools

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This is the story of a public school failing to encourage the mental, social, and emotional development of young females. There’s an argument to be made that the impact on young men is similarly damaging, but, for this guide, I will be focusing on the feminine aspect.

My first criticism is about a policy that has been initiated by the school principal. He instituted a policy wherein students were not allowed to assemble in more than groups of 2, and weren’t permitted to walk and talk on the playground at recess. All children were needed to be actively participating in a game or recognized activity, and were prohibited from just chatting together.

This policy directly targeted the female population, according to the walking-and-talking behavior being a mostly female socialization method (with males primarily socializing through shared actions ) If this generally recognized developmental truth isn’t enough evidence of the sex-based discriminatory nature of the coverage, my daughter reports that the principal made a statement to the classrooms once the ban was lifted. His announcement threatened the ban could be reinstated if there was”any more woman drama.”

My daughter was forced to choose which one of her several great friends she wanted to associate with for the afternoon, and was also prohibited from engaging in bonding conversation with such friend. This was cause for her to experience anxiety.

My next criticism will entail my daughter’s experiences with her fifth-grade teachers.

My daughter’s original fifth grade teacher was reported by my daughter to have an extremely rigorous and intimidating demeanor. As a very sensitive child – and with high expectations for herself – my daughter would regularly develop a literal tummy pain in the anxiety of being worried about pleasing him with her performance. Part of her anxiety came from listening to him single-out other children in the classroom, in order to be humiliating public examples of them through pointing out their flaws.

In support of my daughter – both academically and emotionally – I communicated with this teacher through email on a regular basis. I received great reports about my daughter’s performance from him. Immediately following the start of his extended departure from the classroom due to illness, however, the next quarter report card came out. The teacher had recorded a D- for my daughter’s social studies grade before he left, and had left a note that she”needs to learn to ask for help when she needs it.” This is an insulting insinuation that this teacher knows when, where, and that my daughter ought to be asking for help, better than my daughter understands it for herself.

There was no sign in his regular emails to me that she had been in need of academic help. In fact, one of his most recent mails at this time was to let me know that my daughter had received one of the greatest scores on a mathematics test. I also observed a very limited quantity of social studies content in my daughter’s homework. What I did observe, I assisted her to finish (specifically, a PowerPoint presentation about Martin Luther King, Jr., in which I encouraged her to add a mention on women’s rights)

The D- grade and relevant comment on the report card came out of left field, which is not acceptable, taking into consideration the quantity of communication transpiring between the instructor and myself up until there. The tactic employed by the teacher in this respect was a blow to my daughter’s self-esteem, which I needed to work to relieve. She was dismayed upon seeing the caliber and the comment, as she had been receiving feedback that she was doing well up until that point. This tactic was unkind.

My daughter’s current long-term substitute teacher regularly and openly expresses to students his dislike for our country’s president. As an example, my daughter quotes him as saying,”I’ve lived through (several) presidents, and this one I dislike the most.” Disrespect for our country’s leader is not appropriate content for a teacher – who’s in a position to influence young minds and viewpoints – to be sharing with 10-year-olds. Irrespective of our personal positions, compulsory schooling should not include political indoctrination in opposition to the President of america. My daughter also reports he raises his voice aggressively in class, such as by shouting”Silence!” After the course gets noisy. She, as a 10-year-old, has commented that he exhibits a”lack of control” from the classroom. She is wise enough to notice that overt aggression is a indication of internal lack of electricity.

The type of sexist, non-patriotic, competitive, and self-esteem damaging behavior listed here isn’t fitting of people in such a position.

This attendance policy aspect is the last straw in my distaste for the faculty practices. I got a letter (several weeks following the post-date, due to my not retrieving my physical mail with regularity in this digital age) saying that my daughter has too many”excused absences” and that I am required to have a doctor’s note for any future absences. How can there be too many excused absences? I’m not sending my young daughter to school when she is not feeling well enough to attend college, either physically, mentally, or emotionally. It’s not in her best interest for me to do so, and it is imposing an unreasonable burden on a parent to be required to go running to the doctor for a note, particularly when the parent knows full well that no physician’s prescription is needed for the ailment. I have consulted with a similarly-minded physician about it, and am currently gathering community support to deal with this inability of parents to excuse their own kids without getting harassment from the faculty.

Nowhere in these truancy notices is it noted that my daughter regularly goes above and beyond volunteering for school activities, and with my direct support and involvement. She’s been a part of the morning valet team for the previous two school years. She signed up to assist with running a booth for the school carnival. She participates in the optional music program. She’s been part of the School Safety Ambassador Club (SSA) for the previous two years, and frequently consults me ways that she can effectively support other pupils in respect to reducing bullying and increasing self-esteem. Is this the type of behavior related to an at-risk child, in need of truancy intervention?

With the widely reported increase in violence and disruptive behavior on school campuses, and with the lack of teeth in the current school behavior disciplinary policies, I was already strongly considering enrolling my daughter in a homeschool program at the time she reached the 7th grade. The 5th grade experience, here, has convinced me to start that process at the beginning of her next school year. There’ll not be a need for the school district to track her school attendance as of the 2018-2019 school year, as she will not be attending the school. I am enrolling her into a program which better nurtures her overall development to a confident, secure, open-minded, conscientious – and feminine – member of society.

How to Choose The Best Ballet Tights

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Ballet tights may seem like a basic piece of ballet wear, but in fact lots of ballet dancers’ performance and fitness is dependent on them, it really makes sense to pay additional bit of attention when choosing them.

Tights for ballet dancers vary in style, ranging from footed, footless to full-body stockings. They can be varied on density and opaqueness, based on the dancer’s individual preferences. Most ballet schools have strict rules about the color of tights that’s usually pink or white for women and black for boys. However, for grown-up ballet dancers black became a colour of choice as it looks extremely flattering and helps highlight the line of the leg.

Ballet is a very technically proficient art of movement, and it requires significant physical prowess from a dancer, as well as a deep understanding of the body’s physique. That’s why the greatest ballet tights not only should streamline and lengthen the look of the body, but they also have to support the motion, especially the state of leg muscles and joints.

Ballet tights are crucial for amateurs, contemplating enduring lessons and rehearsals. For dancing amateurs, ballet tights can seem to be a non-essential element where you are able to play with textures or colors, of attire, but anyone who is serious in their traditional form of dance know that wearing correct tights is simply vital both for the general fitness of the dancer and also for the look of his or her movements.

Ballet dancers get through many of pairs of tights during the course of the year, by their very nature, but everybody agrees that ballet tights must fit near the skin, should gently reflect the light without being too shiny, and be thin enough without being too transparent, so that they appear as almost a second layer of skin. The finest ballet tights also apply stronger pressure on certain parts of the leg, which can be good for your joints and muscles, too.

Due to the weaving of the cloth ballet tights can ladder quite easily if pulled during a performance and then will need to be replaced. Thinking about the price of this ballet wear, this is quite a cost. Some of the top tights for ballet, such as Z2 ballet tights, aren’t easily snagged when being put on, due to a proprietary fabric weaving technique which can prevent this. So instead of going though a pile of more economical tights why not invest in a single really hardy, hard-wearing pair?

Some dancers will always look like the ideal ballerina, but the perfect pair of ballet tights should turn any body shape look great at any moment.

Enjoying learning to dance can be enjoyable and rewarding for people of all ages, but those who would like to succeed at ballet need to have a complete understanding of not only the moves, but also the specialist clothing including the perfect pair of ballet tights. Spending a minute or two looking at several opinions on various tights for ballet dancers and various styles can be of benefit both to those who dance and people who are considering taking up ballet in the future.