Believe it or not, dance fitness is one of the most effective workouts. What looks like a dance party is really high-intensity cardiovascular intervals that incorporate full-body strength and flexibility elements. Lucky for you, MINT offers a variety of dance fitness options! Before you enter the party, let’s get the record straight with tips from Maddie Roger:
Myth 1: You must have dance experience to participate.
- Absolutely not! Dance fitness uses a follow-the-leader format so all skill levels can be included.
Myth 2: Dance fitness isn’t a full-body strength workout.
- Dance fitness classes are designed to incorporate bodyweight strength skills—they just may be masked within a fun routine. Not only will you be working upper body, lower body, and core, but there are also flexibility and balance movements thrown into the mix!
Myth 3: Dance fitness is not an intense cardiovascular option.
- Dancing works your cardiovascular system just like a high-intensity interval workout would. The variety of intensity safely brings your heart rate up and back down throughout the session by design. Bonus: the many modifications offered allows for an adjustable format that will give your body its most efficient workout.
Myth 4: Dance fitness is designed for women.
- Dance fitness is designed for everyone! Girls, guys, nonbinary friends: dance fitness is an inclusive space that will keep you sweating and smiling the whole time.
Come check out our newest dance fitness class, MINT Dance Hip Hop! Sign up here, we can’t wait to see you at the party!