Getting fit doesn’t have to mean spending hours in the gym! Now that summer is upon us, most people want to take steps to get in shape, but are turned off by the prospect of spending their time after work running on the road or lifting weights. Pennsylvanians are taking advantage of a new and exciting way to get fit – Latin dance lessons! More and more people are throwing out their gym membership and opting for adult Latin dance lessons because they know that cardio doesn’t have to be boring. Not convinced? Read on to learn the top three benefits of Latin dance lesson – and get ready to rumba!
- It’s a great way to get your heart rate up. Latin dancing is notorious for being vibrant, colorful, and fast – meaning that you burn more calories than other types of dance. Just sixty minutes of salsa dancing burns about 400 calories for a person weighing 140 pounds, or 500 calories for someone weighing 180 pounds. Because the dance style is fast-paced, your heart rate will increase more quickly and for a longer time period, resulting in a better workout for your cardiovascular system!
- There are many different types. From the meringue to the mambo and from the cha-cha to the tango, there are many forms of Latin dance to try. If one doesn’t suit your fancy, there are plenty of other dance styles that vary in speed and style, so you’re sure to find the perfect dance for you!
- It makes a great couples activity. Sick of hitting the same date night spots over and over again? Try a Latin dance class! Research has shown that dancing activates endorphins, which can help you bond as a couple. Many Latin dance styles require a partner, so you’ll be getting closer while also getting a great workout!
Here at Socialsport Dance Club, we teach a variety of fun and fast-paced dances, as well as slow and smooth ones. If you’re a beginner who doesn’t know where to start, please give us a call for more information. To learn more about our Latin dance classes, contact us at 215-784-9087.