Get within the Groove: The Advantages of Dance Exercises

Moving to music can make you happier, smarter, and a lot healthier.

Whenever the super-stressed Grey’s Anatomy residents erupt in an impromptu dance party, it must be because they know how healing it is – they’re doctors, after all (on TV, anyway)! The truth is, shaking your butt is remarkably healthy, and not just in a way that helps you lose fitness and weight. Dance training can boost your brain power, improve your outlook, expand your social circle, and protect your most important organs… even if you don’t have a rhythm.

It’s been a little over a year now since I revolutionized my 28 program in ways I never saw coming. We added Dance Fit to our range of workout options that people can do at home and our 28ers have lost their minds. It has become one of, if not the, most popular training option in the entire program.

We are so fortunate to have the incredible Lucy Carr as our Dance Fit Instructor. The reason this class is so popular with our members is because they tell us they don’t feel like exercising. Move, groove, squat, pulse, huff and sweat in the comfort of your own home while wearing your 80’s get up, pajamas, tracksuit or whatever your heart desires and burn 350-500 calories in a 28- Burn Minute Block is an incredible workout to add to your schedule.

It’s not one of those workouts where you count the minutes or it feels like it’s going on forever and you can never finish it – 30 minutes flies by with 7-8 tracks each day breaking throwback genres, Salsa or RnB include – create a new dance adventure every day. Our 28ers look at their watches after a workout and can’t believe how much they’ve sweated, how many calories they’ve burned and how high their heart rate has gotten from such a good time.

So, why is dance training good for you?

full body workout

Dance moves take the shape of your entire body into account. You’ll be using muscles big and small that you probably don’t exercise that often without knowing it, and burning calories like a machine!

More flexibility, less rigidity

There are many moves in Lucy’s routines that don’t mimic the things we do every day. Getting this fresh movement through your muscles and joints will have a wonderful impact on your circulation, improve flexibility and reduce body stiffness.

brain power

The brain is a muscle – a big one! And the more you work at it by trying to memorize dance moves in these routines, the stronger your mind will become. Coordination tasks improve our ability to concentrate and improve our memory performance!

Serious mood enhancer

When was the last time you burned it on a dance floor (or in your own living room) without a smile on your face? Dance training has been shown to greatly reduce depression, boost confidence and self-image, and reduce stress! Do it, dance your worries away and enjoy the rush!

There’s a saying in the fitness industry that we want to get as many people as possible to move more, and our job is to make the medicine taste better. And in all my time since starting at 28, nothing has made the medicine taste so good.

Dancefit has revolutionized my program. It’s here to stay and I encourage you to check it out.

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