Are you ready to take your fitness to the next level? Is the gym not for you? Not all of us enjoy surrounding ourselves with sweating, grunting meatheads. You could attend a fitness boot camp, but what if you can’t stand being yelled at? Few people enjoy having instructors bark orders at them, even for the sake of fitness.
If you enjoy exercising outdoors, the winter time can be a dicey time of year due to the often unpredictable weather conditions. Shorter days also mean you have less time to go outside and take a walk before it grows dark. Surely, there’s a fun way to exercise without being stuck in an overcrowded gym, right?
If you really want to have a great time letting loose while burning calories, try ballroom dance lessons. Not only will you burn calories, but you’ll also tone up your muscles, which is always a plus. What exactly are the fitness benefits of ballroom dancing?
Boost Your Endurance Levels
What exactly is endurance? Basically, it refers to the ability of your muscles to work for longer periods of time without feeling fatigued. When you first start ballroom dancing, you may feel winded before you make it through an entire song.
However, over time, you’ll be able to dance for longer periods of time without growing tired as quickly. Other ways to increase endurance could be through running, which is boring and hard on your joints. Dancing is a fun way to increase your endurance while looking great as well.
Increase Your Strength
Not only will you boost your endurance levels over time, but you’ll also notice that you grow stronger as well. The more you dance, the more you force your muscles to resist against their own body weight, which helps you grow stronger. Male dancers in particular especially build their muscles as they lift their partners for certain dance moves. Women tend to build their strength through strutting, spinning and making quick turns. Doesn’t this beat lifting weights in a crowded gym?
Improve Your Flexibility
If you want to stay spry and prevent injuries, you need to increase your flexibility. Flexibility also helps you perform everyday activities more easily. Prior to every dance class, we perform stretching exercises to prepare your body to dance and to prevent injuries. Additionally, some of the dance moves you regularly execute will increase your range of motion, and you may notice that your flexibility improves over time.
Simply put, ballroom dancing is great for your overall health. Not only will you feel the physical benefits but you will experience the mental benefits as well. Ballroom dancing is a great way to blow off steam and release any stress. You’ll feel healthier and happier as you begin your ballroom dance journey.
If you are shy, you’ll soon feel at ease in our friendly, encouraging atmosphere. Don’t take our word for it; try an adult dance class for yourself to discover the joy of ballroom dancing! Contact the Modern Ballroom Dance Studio in Woodbridge to get started today!