Zest: Dance Your Way To Fitness

Did you know that vigorous dancing burns 250 calories an hour? Dancing is suitable for people of all ages, shapes and sizes and all you need is a little music and space. Dancing has a vast array of benefits: it reduces stress, increases energy, improves strength and muscle tone, decreases blood pressure and lowers your risk of dementia. Dance is an exciting, body-boosting activity that anyone can try. With a bit of practise - and some positive thinking - even complete beginners will be able to master the routines in this book. This book shows you how you can dance your way to fitness - starting with a comprehensive ballet-style warm-up with core strength exercises. It gives a brief introduction benefits of dancing and the author tries to determine what kind of dance workout best suits you. This is followed by five dance workouts - Latin, Hip Hop, Burlesque, Bollywood and Broadway. You will see that each routine gives a fantastic all-over body workout. Each routine is illustrated with easy to follow step-by-step photography. Each dance workout is designed by a professional choreographer. There are general fitness guidelines, tips on nutrition, keeping injury free, clothing and case studies.