When you think of fitness you might not think about dancing but it could become your favorite cardiovascular activity! There are many styles, types, or genres of dance and one plus is you don’t always need a partner! You only need yourself and the proper footwear.
Dance is often overlooked and underrated but the benefits far outweigh you feeling awkward. Here are three reasons why you should put on your shoes, turn up the music, and get dancing.
When you relax and let yourself go you’ll realize that dancing is fun! The music, rhythm, movements – even if you miss a few steps – gives you a satisfying experience. Some dance classes like Dance FIIT creates a party-like atmosphere that is exhilarating, easy to follow, and is great for the mind, body, and soul. The fun is magnified when you hear your favorite song come on!
Health and Fitness
Regardless of the style, type, or genre dancing provides an opportunity for a full body workout. The number of calories burned per hour varies depending on the body weight and intensity of the dance routine. However, at a moderate to high intensity you can burn roughly 200 calories per hour! In our Dance FIIT class some people burn even more than that! Dance works major muscles and gives you a good cardiovascular workout while improving muscle tone, strength, endurance, flexibility, and agility. It also increases your range of motion an d allows joints to move more freely.
Not only is dance a fun form of exercise, it provides an opportunity to increase your social interactions with like-minded people in a fun, non-judgmental, and safe environment. At Dance FIIT you can meet new people while learning some new skills an d having fun. Many lasting friendships start on the dance floor!
It’s never too late to start dancing! You don’t have to have rhythm or be able to jump, bend, or kneel. You don’t even have to be good (whatever your definition of good is)! All you have to do is show up and move! Your body, mind, and soul will thank you now and in the future!
Join a Dance FIIT class on Monday or Friday at 6:00 p.m.
This article was written with content provided by Daisy Saunders.