5 Wild Dance Workouts That Burn Belly Fat

From Shape Magazine. Article by Alison Gammon

Want to give dancing a whirl? Here are five other crazy ways to bust a move and get in a great workout while you’re at it:

Hooping: If you’re looking for a way to work your core while reliving your childhood playground days, hooping is an excellent workout. Hooping strengthens your core muscles and can even help build cardiovascular endurance. Put your body to motion in a hoop fitness class, where participants swivel their hips and move the hoop through their legs and arms to create a total body workout.

Glee Club at Crunch Fitness: The dance and vocal adrenaline workout is described as a mix of stylized dancing with hip-hop and Broadway flair.

Michael Jackson-Inspired Dance Class: Want to thrill your friends with your sweet moves and moonwalk your way to a toned dancer’s body? Try a Michael Jackson dance class. The King-of-Pop-inspired classes are gaining popularity in studios across the country.

Vegas Stiletto Fitness Class: Ditch your sneakers and unleash your inner diva in a Vegas Stiletto Fitness class that will make you feel sexy and sweaty. Though this class is based in Las Vegas, there are plenty of other fitness classes around the country that sport heels and teach sexy dance moves.

Wii’s Just Dance or Kinect’s Dance Central: If you’re too busy to make it to the gym, you can two-step in your living room with Wii’s Just Dance or Kinect’s Dance Central. Both games challenge players to mock the dance moves on the screen and burn some serious calories (just check the “sweat meter,” which counts calories burned in Just Dance) in the process. Pick a genre and start grooving right in your living room for an excellent workout that is more fun than work. The best part is it allows for two players! So grab a friend or bond with your kids while battling it out to see who has the best rhythm.


Published by Cara Zara

Professional entertainer and educator Cara Zara has performed at festivals, events, libraries, charity functions, and summer camps throughout the Southeast and has interacted with over 250,000 children. She has been teaching her popular programs since 2011 and has taught at over 200 private and public schools throughout Charlotte-Mecklenburg and surrounding counties. She loves inspiring children to learn and be physically active through fun movement and laughter.

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