Whether you exercise regularly or are just getting started this summer, we all have tough days where we just don’t want to put effort into exercising. I know for me, the thought of stepping on the treadmill after a long day at work fills me with dread. Even with an upbeat and bouncy playlist, the same workout routine gets old fast.
So what better way to get excited about exercise than to learn how to dance your way to a better bod? Now is the time to start a new exercise regime in your life! For the sexiest summer moves, try these workouts on for size!
For more articles on staying fit this summer, check out: Sexy Summer Arm Workouts, 3 Exercises to Make Your Arms and Back Look Dress Ready This Summer, 5 Easy Ab Exercises, Hula Hooping: The Next Big Celebrity Trend in Fitness, 9 Exercises for Sexy Legs
Zumba: Zumba was created in the mid 90s as a blend of dance and aerobic exercise. The choreography pulls primarily from Latin dances like samba, salsa, merengue and mambo, but a fun instructor won’t hesitate to throw in moves from genres like hip-hop, Bollywood and belly dancing.
Jazzercise: Burn tons of calories and improve your body strength with a Jazzercise workout this summer! Jazzercize combines elements of yoga, Pilates, strength training and kickboxing into jazz dance choreography to create a full body workout routine. Get together with your friends and make a girl’s night into a dance party workout!
Masala Bhangra: Have you ever admired the graceful moves and elaborate dance numbers in a Bollywood film? Masala Bhangra is a mix of Bollywood dance and aerobic exercise created by expat Sarina Jain. Masala Bhangra teaches you sliding steps, squats, jumps and turns combined with the distinctive intricate hand and wrist movements of the Bollywood style. Combine high-energy dancing with a musical mashup of classical Indian music and modern hip-hop and you’ve got a sexy summer workout!
The Bar Method: This ballet-inspired workout routine is all the rage in Hollywood. Among its devotees are actresses Drew Barrymore, Eliza Dushku, Ricki Lake and Zooey Deschanel. While other dance programs improve overall cardio and fitness levels, the Bar Method is the most focused on reshaping your body and toning your muscles. This program doesn’t involve as much jumping around, so if you’re looking for a non-impact dance-inspired exercise, the Bar Method is for you!
Pole Dancing: Whatever else you want to say about it, pole dancing is definitely the original sexy dance workout. Pole dancing is gaining ground in the mainstream crowd, because whatever else you may want to say about it, it’s actually a really fantastic workout. It improves upper arm and back strength and tones your backside and thighs. Also, friends have informed me that they feel an immediate confidence boost after walking out of a class, because they feel good and are looking good too!
Dance workouts are the most fun when you do them with your friends. Make a commitment to try one (or all!) of these dance workouts together. Burn calories, tone your body and have a party!
Do you have a dance fitness program? Have any thoughts about those listed here? Let us know what you think in the comments!