Ballroom Dancing is Your Ticket to Weight Loss

Ballroom Dancing is Your Ticket to Weight Loss

There is enough evidence to prove that dancing could in fact be one of the most effective and exhilarating ways to lose weight and get into shape. Not everyone is built to go to the gym, do pilates or run endlessly to shed those extra pounds. Some people find working out to be an extremely boring agenda on their daily to-do list. For those of you who need motivation to get that body into shape, dancing is a great option, especially ballroom dancing.


Remember the show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’? It featured multiple celebrities doing the waltz, salsa, cha-cha-cha and various other ballroom dance forms in each episode. Breakfast presenter on BBC, Susanna Reid, who was a participant in the show in 2013, claimed that she managed to lose half a stone six weeks into the show! This was only due to her rehearsal andtraining routine for the dance-off which was broadcast every Saturday evening.

Dancing with the Stars-How Celebrities Lost Weight

‘Dancing With The Stars’ is among the most popular celebrity ballroom dance shows aired on
television and features some of the biggest stars from Hollywood, entertainment, sports and
other fields. Now here’s the scoop: the sacred Hollywood weight loss secret might not be an
expensive fitness regime; but rather a recipe that combines salsa, tango, rumba and even cha-
cha-cha! Kirstie Alley, one of the heavier actresses in Hollywood, lost an unbelievable 100
pounds after she completed season 12 on the show. Even though she was awarded the second
position in the competition, she was actually the real winner of the season.

And what about Gladys Knight? She may not have gained a lot of applause on the dance
floor, but she did manage to lose an incredible 60 pounds in season 14 of the ‘Dancing With
The Stars’. In fact, when she was sent back home in the middle of the season, she said that
she was so happy with her new and fit body that she was going to continue dancing with her
partner Tristan just to remain fit. It seems like each year, the vigorous ballroom dancing
routines on the show have helped numerous celebrities get into brilliant shape and shed all
that extra weight.

Start Ballroom Dancing for Weight Loss and Improved Health!

When we talk about ballroom dancing, there are various kinds of dance styles involved.
There is salsa, rumba, foxtrot, waltz, cha-cha-cha and many others. Each of these dance styles
involves kicks, twists, twirls, bends and flicks. This means that your body gets a chance to
move in a way that it has never moved before (maybe not even in a high-energy aerobic
class!).

Fitness experts say that dancing consistently for as little as 30 minutes could help you burn
anywhere between 200 to 500 calories. Also, social dancing as a form of exercise results in
lowered blood pressure, slower heart rate and enhanced cholesterol levels. There is a typical
side-to-side motion involved in most ballroom dances (Jive, Mambo, Cha-Cha-Cha etc.) help
in strengthening bones too!

Ready to try something new for your workout?  Try Ballroom and Latin Dancing this year. Use Promo Code WEIGHTLOSS and take $20 off!

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