Ep. 23: Taking Care of Performing Arts Athletes with Dustin Jesberger, PT, DPT

In this episode, we are joined by Dustin Jesberger, PT, DPT from RUSH Physical Therapy who shares insight into common injuries in the performing arts

5 Cardiovascular Fitness Considerations for Dancers

Dancers’ leaps, turns, and lifts can seemingly defy laws of physics. In order to jump higher and turn faster, dancers must implement cross-training for strength

What’s the Future of Group Exercise Classes?

In February and March, 112 people were infected with the Covid-19 virus in South Korea because of Zumba classes. During 24 days in February and

Jazzercise Teacher resumes career after Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

More than two decades ago, Ginna Kopecky, 63, of Wheaton, fell in love with Jazzercise as an exciting way to stay in shape. She loved

Working the Body and the Mind Together

Gentle exercise like tai chi and dancing can improve both physical and mental health. Gentle exercise is a great way to keeping moving, and its

The Show Must (Virtually) Go On

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, dance companies and studios are closed for classes and rehearsals. Even without an audience to perform for, it is important

Six Tips for At-Home Fitness for Dancers

The majority of the country has adopted shelter in place policies, which means many of our daily routines have been disrupted. For Joffrey Ballet dancer

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