What is DANCE FITNESS ?
There are MANY types of Dance Fitness. You may have heard of some of the more popular names and forms out there such as Zumba (R), Bokwa, or Masala Bhangra.
Dance Fitness is a program that combines music with dance moves. Dance Fitness routines incorporate interval training — alternating fast and slow rhythms — and resistance training.
An aerobic activity, Dance Fitness can count toward the150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity recommended for most healthy adults by the Department of Health and Human Services. Aerobic exercise reduces health risks, keeps excess pounds at bay, strengthens your heart and boosts your mood. Like any exercise, if you enjoy Dance Fitness, you're also more likely to do it regularly — and experience its benefits as an aerobic exercise.
As with any exercise, if a certain movement or position hurts, try to modify the workout to avoid the aggravating activities. Also, anytime you're training with resistance, remember that proper technique is important. Don't get so caught up in your dancing that you forget proper form. Your instructor will guide you, and motivate you to a healthier and happier you!