Going to the gym can be a drag if you hate running or weight-lifting. Regular exercise is vital to living a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a lean, sexy body, but it can be hard to find enough motivation to hit the gym if you don’t enjoy working out.
Fortunately, there are lots of great options for the treadmill-phobic: sports, swimming, hiking, yoga, and the latest craze, dance workouts. If you’re wondering why dance workouts are so popular, take a look at some of the benefits:
- Develop balance
- Highly social activity
- Offer high-intensity cardio workout
- Work a wide range of muscles
- Often incorporate martial arts elements
- Set to music
Intrigued? Not sure where to start? Here are some dance workouts you can try for a natural path to a sculpted body.
The Ones You’ve Heard About
Many gyms offer Zumba classes, a fast-paced, cardio-centric Latin dance workout. Zumba is so fun you may forget you’re working out! It’s great for all levels of fitness, and is a good choice for those new to dance workouts. In most Zumba classes, everyone is welcome!
- Belly Dancing
This sexy dance focuses on the hips and waist, an area many women have a hard time toning. If you’re targeting your midsection, this may be the workout for you.
- Ballet-Inspired Workouts
Ballet dancers are slim, willowy, and strong for a reason! You don’t have to be a ballerina to reap the benefits of ballet-inspired dances, however. These Barre workouts aren’t as cardio focused as dances like Zumba, but you’ll be rewarded with strength, balance, and flexibility.
The Ones You Probably Haven’t Heard About
- Masala Bhangra
A fun, intense workout emphasizing cardio, Masala Bhangra brings traditional folk dance and the excitement of Bollywood together!
A West African-inspired dance workout combining dance moves and elements of kickboxing and other styles.
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*Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc. *The information on this page is not intended to be used as medical advice in any way. Always consult with your doctor for any health related concerns and before starting a new diet or exercise program.