It has been a common experience of dance instructors that men and women – regardless of the age they belong to or their individual fitness level – are a lot fitter, slimmer and happier, after just four weeks of regular dance classes.
Regular dance lessons under the supervision of the best dance instructors in Monterey, Ca does wonders for your weight loss and fitness. The weight loss is likely to be even more remarkable if you back up your dance practice with a healthy diet – low on carbohydrates, low on saturated fats and high on proteins.
Of course, you shouldn’t eat out often anymore, or order pizza delivery. No more cakes, pastries, ice cream or cookies. Have more red meat, salmon, tuna fish, eggs, fresh veggies, fruits and nuts. You can’t stick to your old, unhealthy eating habits any longer.
But how effective is ballroom dancing for weight loss? There is a popular dance reality show in Britain, “Strictly Come Dancing,” where celebrities who are not experienced at dance join the show and after several weeks of training, become expert dancers. They learn waltz, cha-cha-cha and salsa. What has been noticeable is how much slimmer they appear over the several weeks they spend on the show.
The BBC Breakfast Show presenter Susanna Reid, who participated on Strictly Come Dancing claimed to have lost half a stone in just six weeks of dance practice. Other celebrities such as Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh to actress Felicity Kendal have claimed massive weigh loss as well, after just a few weeks of regular dance practice. It’s just amazing how all contestants lose loads of weight and get fitter, purely because of dancing.
Dancing is a perfect workout, and when you’re put through your paces at Swing dance classes or Tango classes by the experienced dance instructors in Monterey, you will feel the difference too.
As Philip Harrison, a personal trainer for the fitness company Les Mills says, “Any exercise that pushes up your heart rate will help you stay trim. Dancing also releases feel-good endorphins so going to a class is a great way to boost your mood. We often forget that getting fit doesn’t have to be boring.”
“If you’re having a good time dancing to your favorite songs you won’t notice that you’re working out. It’s not a chore when you’re having fun.”
According to Philip, the reason ballroom dance is such an effective workout is because we don’t see it as exercise. To us, dancing is fun, not exercise, so we are likely to work out longer and put more effort, which burns fat faster.
As Philip says, “When you dance the movements you make are very varied and athletic. It tones the body while working on your cardio fitness. It’s exercise in disguise. You lose weight because you are constantly moving your whole body. No matter what form of dance you choose though, dancing will help keep you trim so have a go.”
So book your dance lessons at our Monterey dance studio today. But remember, it is important not to be nervous if you have never danced before. It’s not necessary to copy exactly what the dance instructor does 100% of the time.
You should dance because it feels good, because it really works your body, putting it through a whole range of movements, making the body more flexible, building your stamina and boosting your energy levels. You should dance because such an hour at a dance class is known to burn 400-600 calories, which means after a month of swing or salsa classes you may experience a weight loss 4 to 6 pounds, which is simply amazing.
Remember, dancing is for everyone, no matter how old you are, or what’s your current fitness status. It is never too late to learn dance. Dancing is good for the heart, mind, body and soul.