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One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Not everyone enjoys lifting weights, or yoga. Maybe you’re not crazy for CrossFit, or big on barre. Perhaps the thought of running makes you tired. There’s got to be a solution for you, right?

Maybe what you need to do…is dance! Dancing not only burns calories, but it works every muscle group. It’s also a lot of fun.

“It’s really amazing because you can see the improvement, right from the first class,” says Maria Valencia Alvarez, a teacher at Pique Dance Studio.

“You don’t even realize that your body is working so hard. You have to listen to the placement of your body, and focus on what your body is telling you to do. You’re pulling yourself up, squishing those ribs, squeezing the booty all of the time, pushing those knees up, it’s amazing.”

Not only is dancing a lot of fun, but it takes a lot of work. Pole requires tremendous core strength to pull your body upwards into the spins. It requires leg strength to balance. Ballet strengthens all of the muscle groups, as well as improves hand-eye coordination.

READ THE FULL STORY IN THE LATEST EDITION OF OUR DIGITAL MAGAZINE.

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