Friday February 21 , 2020
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Dance Your Way To Good Health

Dancing For Fitness

Dance is the best form of exercise - because it is great fun, so you don't realize you are working out!

Speak to most people about exercise and they grimace straight away.
But talk about going out to listen to a band and do some dancing and they jump at the chance!

Simply - most of us can not resist moving to the rythm of great music - and we don't even notice that we are getting a workout just as good, if not better, then the one we'd get sweating out on one of those treadmills (yawn) at the gym.

Experts are unanimous in their glowing recommendations for dancing's many elements:

  • Resistance Training (in the careful controlling the body movements and timing)
  • Aerobic Exercise (a couple of songs of rock'n'roll or salsa beat the treadmill every time)
  • Mental Training (coordination, thinking about moves and timing)
  • Psychological Training (lose yourself - try a sexy rumba or steamy tango to get your spirit in the right mood)
  • Stress Relief (forget your frustrations by moving to the beat)
  • Social Interaction (dancing and socializing with others also improves your mental health)

Another great advantage is that the dance style can be chosen based on the dancer's abilities and physical condition. For example, most dance styles are low impact workouts, able to be enjoyed by young and old alike.

And did we mention - dance is not boring! Unlike other types of exercise, involving repetitive workouts, dancing free style keeps the interest up allowing the dancers to exercise creativity.

As per other forms of exercise, the key is to do at least half an hour of dancing, at least three times a week.

And also as per other exercises, it is important to consult a doctor before starting something new.

So are you ready to get started? Click here to find out more about our Beginner Class (and great savings on our pre-paid Introduction Course)!