Forget pounding the pavements or going it alone at the gym just to get your daily workout. If you’re looking for something a bit more exciting to burn those calories and help you get into shape, Caitlin who blogs over at poleista.co.uk thinks that trying out some of the latest dance trends could be just the ticket. Who wouldn’t enjoy the opportunity to workout to some great music and maybe even learn a thing or two that they could put into practice when they hit the tiles at the weekend? There’s sure to be plenty of dance fitness options available at your local gym.
If ballet classes make you think of sparkly pink tutus and super skinny prima donnas, then think again. Many adults are turning to ballet classes to improve their fitness, and the results speak for themselves. Improved posture, ease and grace of movement and total body conditioning are just a few of the benefits that you can take away from regular sessions.
Bokwa is an innovative dance fitness programme that combines an intense cardiovascular workout with South African war dance, Capoeira, kick boxing and steps. It’s also the only workout that’s taught with American Sign Language, making it a really interesting and unique experience. Following the Bokwa moves to a soundtrack of African, Latin and house beats provides an energising, total body workout that will get you on track and in shape without having to endure the boring drudgery of the gym.
No longer the taboo that it used to be, pole dancing for fitness has become big business in recent years. Getting to grips with the pole is great fun and appeals to women of all ages, shapes and sizes. With regular sessions, even the most apprehensive pole dancing novice can learn an impressive array of sexy moves. It also provides a brilliant workout for just about every area of your body. If you’re looking for toned thighs, abs and arms, then look no further. Pole dancing can help you get the body that you’ve always dreamed of, while also ensuring that you have a really great time!
Zumba is all about partying yourself into shape. This dance fitness programme combines Latin and international music such as salsa, merengue and reggaeton with upbeat choreographed moves. It’s exhilarating, exciting and easy to follow, so it’s no wonder that the Zumba phenomenon has taken the world by storm. Millions of people worldwide have taken to Zumba to help them burn calories and it’s so much fun that you won’t even realise you’re exercising!
Street dance classes used to be offered only by dance schools, but gyms have quickly realised that it provides such a good workout that it should be offered on their timetables. Learning hip hop moves to a soundtrack of cool beats will appeal to anyone who’s ever watched Diversity on the television and fancied giving it a go themselves. This workout is guaranteed to earn you some extra street cred.
Thank you to Caitlin for sharing these dance types with us! As someone who has tried a few of those mentioned, I’d totally say this was one of the most entertaining and addictive ways to shed pounds, gain street cred and feel great!