Research agrees: Ballroom Dancing is one of the best ways to get in shape

Did you know that an estimated 80 percent of the New Year’s resolutions crowd drops their gym membership by the second week of February?* That’s why more and more people are getting their fitness fix on the ballroom dance floor!

Once again, the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual survey lists “the combination of weight loss and exercise” as one of the top five hottest fitness trends for the upcoming year. Researchers agree that ballroom dancing is a terrific choice to meet that goal:

  • Studies show that dancing continuously for 30 minutes has the same impact on weight loss as walking, swimming, or cycling (Mayo Clinic).
  • A weekly dance program improves physical performance and increases energy levels among adults (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition).
  • Consistent social dance exercise leads to a slower heart rate, lower blood pressure and improved cholesterol levels (Mayo Clinic).
  • Even if you’ve got two left feet, you’ll want them to remain strong! Dancing boosts bone density, along with muscle strength and coordination (American Council on Exercise).

More: Studies prove ballroom dancing is one of the best ways to get in shape

Are you ready for a fun, new alternative to get in shape in 2015? Beginner ballroom dance packages are available now! Contact us now to learn why it’s better in the ballroom!

*International Health, Racquet and Sports Club Association