When you think of exercise and working out, is dancing the first thing that comes to mind? Maybe it should be. Running laps around the local track, or sweating it out at the gym doesn’t appeal to everyone – there’s something about a dance class that just seems more fun, and more inviting. For years, people have been dancing for fitness, and for a good reason: dances such as Belly Dancing, Bollywood, and Zumba are fun, social, and really get your heart rate up, meaning that your dance class can have just as much impact (or more) as your session at the gym.
Fitness dances tone muscle, burn calories, and help you gain or maintain a healthy physique. The best part is you don’t have to be a skilled dancer to take part in fitness dance classes; everyone from first time dancers to professionals can reap the benefits. There are a variety of different fitness dances to choose from, so there is bound to be something for every personality and interest.
The best way to start is to choose which style you like the best and enroll in a class. The videos and descriptions shown here can help.
Take a minute and see which styles appeal most to you.