You’re not doomed it’s D.O.M.S.

As a professional dancer, many of us chase the “burn” in our workouts or push ourselves to our physical limit in class.
However that soreness can, and ultimately will, stall your progress or even lead to injury.
Here’s why your muscles ache and what to do about it so you can keep moving and grooving.

Dancers and Carbs

Carbohydrates are essential for dancers but unfortunately so much misinformation has been spread that many performers fear or even avoid adequate carb intake.
This article will serve to bust those myths and hopefully excite you to fuel your best dance body with plenty of carbs.

Inexpensive Eats

Life as a performer is expensive. Shoes, shows, lattes, and happy hours are all fun things to drop a few dollars on. But you know what you can’t live without? Food.

Food is a necessary expense, and we have to have it to perform, dance, lift, walk, breath, and, well, survive. You’re a savvy dancer who lifts, so you already know how important fueling your body is, which means you probably know how quickly money can go when you prioritize making healthy, smart food choices. While food may be your most important expense, it doesn’t have to be your biggest. Here are 5 tips to eat well, save money, and get hot.

Is Your Diet Too Fatty?

Fat is an incredible and important macronutrient. Having a diet with ample fat means your body will run smoothly and recover quickly.
However, there is “too much of a good thing,” being the most calorically dense macro means it’s easy to overeat fat and thusly having too many calories; ultimately slowing down your fat-loss goals.
Here are 8 ways fat is sneaking into your diet.

9 Ways to Spice Up Your Protein

Baked chicken and steamed fish would bore anyone to tears and undoubtedly lead to the demise of one’s diet efforts.
A dancer within the DWL community felt this tension rising and asked the rest of the DWL Fam to weigh in on their favorite ways to make protein more exciting.
Here are the top 9 responses!

Debunked! 7 Fitness Myths Dancers Should Stop Believing

When I started my journey with fitness, I wanted as much information as I could get my hands on, but something so frustrating was the conflicting information from what I had been told in my years of dance training with what I was learning about the body and strength training.
In fact, it seemed there were several “myths” that dancers have heard over the years. So today I’d like to take a moment and clarify the 7 myths dancers should stop believing.