Build Your Own Dance Workout!

Say h-e-l-l-o to a fabulous new workout that can help you have fun, let loose, relieve stress and amp up your energy. This is an easy method to help you find great workout songs; learn a couple of basic dance moves; then put those moves to work in your very own fabulous combination. This workout is fun, easy, and doable anywhere, anytime.

Whether you like to dance or not, I challenge you to try this workout – at least once. Pick one song, give it a shot, and see how great it makes you feel. Close the door if you need to… but just go for it!

First, take a moment to understand basic song structure and how you can use these patterns to build your dance workout. Most songs have an intro, a verse, a pre-chorus (or a build) and a chorus. So the recipe is simple:

1. Pick 3 of your favorite dance moves

2. Do one move for every part of the song (verse, build and chorus)

3. Change your moves right when the song changes from one part to another. This synchronization of change is fun! It adds dramatic impact and keeps you mentally and physically engaged in your workout

Okay, let’s build you a dance workout. First, choose a great dance song. Here are few good recommendations:

· Turn Up the Love – Far East Movement
· Hands in the Air – Timbaland
· Goin’ In – JLo
· I Can Only Imagine – David Guetta
· Pause – Pitbull
· Rain Over Me – Pitbull
· Where Have You Been – Rihanna
· Something for the DJ – Pitbull
· We No Speak Americano – Yolanda Be Cool
· Drop It Low – Kat De Luna
· Mars – Fake Blood
· Barbra Streisand – Duck Sauce
· The obvious ones: Call My Maybe, Party Rock Anthem, Sexy and I Know It, Gangnam Style
· Original Hardcore – Moguai (this is the ‘electro house’ style song I used on the show that was so great for matching your moves to a song)

Next, learn a couple of dance moves:

· Side Tap
· Step Touch Chest Pump 2x
· Double tap (add hips and arms)
· Grapevine
· Swoops right and left
· Cross front
· Twist with arms overhead
· If you want more intensity or total body strength, you can throw in a “power” move: squats, lunges, jumps, burpees, etc

Lastly, play your favorite song and go for it! March or just bounce to the beat on the intro, do a dance move on the verse, pick a new move on the pre-chorus (or do a “power move” like jumping jacks or squats) and do your best, rocking-out move on that chorus. Seriously, this is fun and it’ll get you moving in a good, positive, happy way. Enjoy!

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*Note: I’m a total music junkie, and when it comes to burning calories, two styles really rock: electro house music and workout music. These styles of music usually offer good clean beats with a steady-pumping pulse that just gets me going! If you want to some new workout music, check out:

35 Plus Pop Fitness & Workout Remixes by Yes! Fitness Music

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