Do you need more cardio in your life but dread the sight of a treadmill? If this describes you, then know that you’re not alone. I too am tired of running on the treadmill and doing sit-ups. So for this weekend’s short art burst, I’m daring you to dance for your workout.
Now, you may be thinking to yourself “But I’ve never taken lessons!” That’s okay – I’m not a trained dancer by any stretch of the imagination. To me, dancing is simply moving your body to some sort of rhythm. It doesn’t have to be some crazy Dancing with the Stars routine; it can be as simple as stepping side toside and snapping your fingers. It’s a wonderful way to express yourself.
Last Saturday, my roommate and I decided to dance for our workout. Since our school doesn’t have a dance studio, we ended up dancing in the basement of the school cafeteria. She and I hopped and shuffled and skipped around to our favorite songs and even made up some choreography of our own. We had a lot of fun while working up a sweat. So, try dancing for your workout today or this weekend. Make up some moves or copy some of your favorite dance moves from a show or movie that you like. (I have included some of my favorite dance songs below.) Remember, this is working out while having fun, so there is no pressure to create a beautiful piece of choreography. Just have fun!