As you probably well know, dancing is my first love. I’ve tapped, pirouetted, cha-cha-cha’ed and Zumba’ed my way through every stage of life and when times are tough, it’s dance I turn to for strength and salvation!
Have you noticed that we dance less as we get older? We’re more self-conscious, we don’t go clubbing, the party invites dry up and before you know it, we’ve forgotten how to boogie.
Well, I think we can all do something to change this sad situation. Let’s turn up the radio and dance like there’s no-one watching, while the kettle’s boiling or we’re dusting or making the bed.
There’s something about dancing to a killer tune that makes us happy and can help us forget any worries we have for a while. The physical and mental health benefits of dancing are endless and I believe it can transform your life – it did mine!
There’s no better workout than dancing – you use every part of your body and you don’t even realise it because you’re enjoying yourself so much. Dancing gets you fit because it:
· Raises your heart rate
· Strengthens your muscles
· Improves your balance and flexibility
· Develops your co-ordination
But almost more important than all of that is how dancing makes you feel! It has a massive impact on your mood, your stress levels, your confidence and gives you an extra bit of zip-a-dee-doo-da!
So relieve extra stress with a sway, a kick, a chassé and a twirl. It can be as gentle or as energetic as you like.
You’ll find a huge variety of dance fitness classes at Gemma Pearce Fitness and you can try them out either online anywhere, anytime, or in person at Steventon, Abingdon and Chilton. Take a look at www.gemmapearcefitness.co.uk. Whichever way you choose to dance, you’ll find a whole set of like-minded, supportive people just like you who have fallen in love with dance again and realise that the best way to get fit is to find something you love and enjoy sharing it with others.
Zumba online Mon 7th Feb 7.30pm on the website £5 - book here
Latin Fit - 5 day challenge starting Mon 14th Feb - 15 min workouts every day. More info and booking here