Monterey Weight Loss Programs

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.

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* Free ballroom dance lesson is for residents of: Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Seaside. Salinas CA and new students only.

Gym or Ballroom dancing Monterey Ca

Monterey danceOne of the most important reasons to book your lessons  is because ballroom dancing is such a wonderful physical activity. It gets your heart pumping just as running for an hour on a treadmill in a gym would; only, dancing is a whole lot more fun.

Burn Calories at Dance Studios Monterey Ca

You can shed serious amount of fat and burn 400 to 600 calories in a single dance class that lasts for an hour. This is extreme fat burning, very much comparable to what you could achieve in a gym. Just 30 minutes of dance may be equated to 5 miles of fast walking. The side-to-side dance movements involved in a typical dance strengthen the bones and help to prevent osteoporosis.

Here’s what research tells us why ballroom dance is so much better than going to a gym.

# Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY were involved in a comprehensive study of dementia – causes and treatment. They tracked 469 men and women over the age of 75 for almost 5 years. They found that elderly men and women who took part in dancing were at a lower risk of dementia than those who participated in bowling, walking for exercise, and activities such as climbing stairs or doing housework.

# A study conducted by a Swedish university found that elite cross-country skiers who did pre-season dance training suffered from less severe back pain from skiing than those who preferred to go to the gym instead.

# A study conducted in Korea found that ballroom dance was one of the best treatments for depressed teens, who were found to have much higher levels of serotonin, or the “happy hormone”.


Why Joining Dance Classes in Monterey or Salinas Ca is way better than going to a gym!

Going though your paces at tango classes or swing classes is way more interesting than going to a hip-hop or zumba dance style aerobic class. This is because learning dance is a whole lot more fun, more interactive or romantic than a dance-aerobic class.

It’s possible to achieve peak physical fitness by learning dance at dance studios just as you would by going to a gym, slogging away for hours with dumbbells. But surely, you won’t get the same enjoyment and satisfaction out of your gym work as you would get after a session with your partner.

Ballroom dance is a perfect total body cardio and aerobic workout. A typical dance is not really of a particularly high intensity, which means anybody can do it, so could you – no matter what the current state of your fitness is or how old you are. When you learn dance at dance studios you feel healthier and fitter, and find a great improvement in the cardiovascular system. You feel your stamina getting built up, even as you burn calories and shed fat.

An hour in dance classes can burn 400 to 600 calories, which is simply amazing.  What this means is you can potentially lose anywhere from 5 to 8 pounds after a month of dance classes, provided you are regular, and take part in the dance routine with a great deal of enthusiasm.

A typical one-hour dance class strengthens the core, firms up the abs, and makes the skin tighter. When you learn Swing, Tango, or Waltz, the head and shoulder rolls that you perform are an excellent workout for the upper body, especially for the neck. The fast footwork burns leg fat, stretches the calves, strengthen the ankles. Lifting your partner during the dance routine has the same effect on your body as a perfect squat, tightening the thighs and firming up the butt.

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* Free ballroom dance lesson is for residents of: Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Seaside. Salinas CA and new students only.

Father-Daughter Dance in Monterey, California

One of the most emotional moments during a wedding is the father-daughter dance. It is also, perhaps, the hardest part of a wedding. Tears would be in full flow during the father-dance dance. You would be crying, smearing your making, while your dad, one of the strongest men in the world, is likely to completely lose it as well.

Your dad, even more than you, is likely to be overwhelmed by the experience of the father-daughter dance. The father-daughter dance represents the moment that your dad finally realizes that he would be giving you over to another man, your husband.

Your dad would think about how he is no longer the most important man in your life that his little girl has grown up and moved on and would no longer be around, waiting for him to come home from office and tell him about her day in school.

The father-daughter dance is full of such sweet moments, extremely emotional moments, and none among your family and friends will be left with a dry eye either. It is such a lovely time for everyone.

But for the father-daughter to go off really well, both you and your dad would need to put in a lot of practice. Well, you may be in the prime of your youth and be extremely fit, but your dad will be slowed down by age and several ailments. That’s why it’s important for both you and your dad to join dance classes Monterey Ca or dance classes Salinas Ca and be trained by an experienced dance instructor.

When you join a Monterey dance school with your dad, the dance instructors will make sure that the pace is just right, and that your dad will have no difficulty at adjusting.

Learning the father-daughter dance at dance studios Monterey Ca can be a really fun experience. It would perhaps bring back memories of your childhood when both you and your dad used to dance to music in your living room, with your little feet on his toes.

Your dad would feel very emotional during his dance classes Monterey Ca or at dance classes Salinas Ca, because he will be thinking about all the wonderful moments of your childhood. But remember to shake him up, because there’s a job to be done here – impress all the people at your wedding with the perfect father-daughter dance.

Now, nobody expects the father-daughter dance to be perfect, but it would help quite a lot if both you and your dad are in sync. That would make the experience all the more awesome and unforgettable. It would be something your father would, several years later, talk about with his grandchildren – maybe he will tell them about how, at his age, he danced better than their mother on her own wedding!

But there is a lot of work to be done before that. First you should select a song that your dad would love, but not get too emotional about. You definitely wouldn’t want your dad to collapse into a heap of tears during the father-daughter dance, unable to control his emotions because of a particularly lovely song that reminds him of you when you were three years old!

So, if “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” would make your dad too emotional, choose something else. Something that is fun, and less emotional.

And before the song is played, walk over to your dad, tell him how he will always be the no.1 man in your life, even after your marriage and no matter how grown up you become. Tell him about how much you love him and always will. Tell him about how he has looked after you all your life so far, and now it’s your turn to take care of him. Then ask the DJ to turn the music on and begin the blissful father-daughter dance. There won’t be a single dry eye out there, among your friends and family, watching the two of you. It is a moment that will live with you forever.

Join dance studios Monterey Ca along with your dad and learn your dance lessons under the guidance of an experienced instructor.

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* Free ballroom dance lesson is for residents of: Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Seaside. Salinas CA and new students only.