I love a good dance class. I could salsa all day, confront the challenges of African dance, and attempt to stretch myself down a pole, all in the good name of exercise. Often, many people fail to workout consistently because it’s not always a “fun” activity. Unsurprisingly, dance has become a solution to exercise boredom and obstacles. When there’s a little music, flirtatious energy, and laughter in the room, you’d be surprised how many people will keep moving for an hour to perfect a routine that’s working all the same muscles as a treadmill. Below is a list of five dance exercises that might change your life. Who would’ve thought exercise could be fun!
Dance Your Flab Off: Five Exercises That Make Fitness Fun!
by Arielle Loren — Aug 29, 2011
around the web
I have done them all except for the pole dancing class and I loved them all! Zumba is great depending on the teacher you have – my first Zumba teacher used a lot of Regeaton and it was AWESOME but other teachers have use crap music like flamenco. African is fun but it can be hard on your back if you don”t do it right. I love hip hop so long as it isn’t old school hip hop classes. Capoeira was cool but I prefer to samba my weight off!
just to add a number six: SOCACIZE!!!!!!
Ddon’t forget the Kukuwa African Dance Workout
Zumba is a GREAT way to lose weight or to stay fit! i took zumba to supplement my martial arts training. i’ve added more flow and rythem to my kata’s because of Zumba! also maintaining my weight helps with my speed and endurance for sparring. if you’re not afraid to sweat give Zumba try! its a fun workout for all ages (youth and adults classes available) and all sizes (you dont have to be super skinny or wear skimpy clothes)! Warning: Zumba can become addictive! i cant imagine going a week w/out taking my class.
I agree Zumba is great and addictive. I have the DVD’s and toning sticks. Can you say awesome….. I’m up every morning trying to decided which DVD to exercise to. My next challenge will be Pole Dancing….