Dance to Fitness

Of all the ways I ever heard of to get yourself fit, especially after a bout of doing little or no exercise, one of the most enjoyable has to be dancing.

Let's face it there are far more people who would happily avoid the gym like it was the last place on Earth they want to be than there are people who like to go there.

But most people love to dance!

It makes a lot of sense to anyone who is a little put off by the whole concept of exercising in a gym to either attend a dance class or do something for themselves at home.

The dance class is probably the best option because it structures your routines and you get the benefit of the instructor's knowledge and experience to help you as well as to make sure you don't overdo it in the early stages.

Dance at Home

dance to fitnessHowever, dancing at home is also a good thing to do especially if you're a little shy and don't want to have to worry that you might look silly in front of other people. Of course you don't, but that doesn't give those who think they might any real comfort!

There are many different dancing styles and disciplines to choose from that have a variety of health and fitness benefits. They range from the classical end of the spectrum where we have traditional ballet dancing, through stricter, orderly styles from the world of ballroom dancing to the more freeform types of "disco" or dancehall variations to popular music genres through to ethnic versions such as Asian and Latino styles.

There are plenty of home dance courses you can follow. Or you could get yourself a Zumba fitness DVD and get your rocks off to the Latino rhythms that has gotten the world in a frenzy of dance oriented fitness workouts.

However you do it, make sure you do it at a pace that suits you and at an exertion level that is comfortable. You can always increase the level and length of time you are dancing for as you get more used to it.

Start slow and build up gradually day by day so that over a period of a few weeks you will be able to keep going for quite a long time and of course you will have mastered many great dance moves and routines in that time.


Once you have gained your confidence dancing at home, you might be persuaded to then go and find a suitable dance class that does the kind of routines that you have gotten used to. With that fear of looking silly out of the way because you will be feeling much more confident because you are much more proficient, it will seem a far less daunting affair.

Then you can really take it to the next level with some aerobic dancing and more strenuous routines.

Dancing is fun, enjoyable and very good for helping you to build fitness, strength and stamina. It's also a great weight loss solution! So if you think it might suit you, then why not give it a whirl?