10 Reasons to Try Dance Cardio

Body by Simone Creator Simone De La Rue

Kick-ass tunes, great moves and tons of fun...what's not to love about dance cardio? Especially when you can get a great workout without it ever feeling like exercise! Here, celebrity trainer and fitness expert Simone De La Rue - whose A-list clientele includes Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Grace Hightower De Niro and Naomi Watts, among others - shares 10 reasons to try dance cardio.  So go ahead, dance like no one is watching...and watch the calories melt away! 

  1. Dance cardio is a full body workout.  We don't target one muscle group; every muscle in your body gets worked.

  2. You have to really use your brain to learn the choreography so you are burning extra calories in brain power.

  3. You can burn up to 600 calories in a one-hour class.

  4. It's a great "girlfriend workout"; rather than doing wine and cheese night, try dance cardio and dance it out with your girlfriends.

  5. It helps with coordination; even those non-dancers seem to find their way.

  6. You get to listen to kick-ass tunes.

  7. Feed off the energy of the group class as you all move together; it also pushes you to strive for perfection.

  8. It's a great stress reliever. 

  9. Channel your inner dancer; at some point we have all wanted to dance on stage.

  10. You are never looking at the clock since the class flies by. An hour on the treadmill or an hour dancing your buns off? You choose! :)

Simone De La Rue is a celebrity trainer and fitness expert to some of Hollywood's biggest stars.  A trained dancer who enjoyed a successful dance career spanning over two decades, Simone graced stages on Broadway, London's West End, and her native Australia.  As a dancer, Simone studied yoga and Pilates and developed her trademark Body By Simone programs based on the techniques she used to remain fit and injury free throughout her career.  Body By Simone mixes dance with yoga and Pilates to develop core strength, create long, lean muscle, promote cardio fitness, reduce stress and reach the ultimate goal of having a fit, lean dancer's body.  Simone and her top team of trainers teach these techniques at her popular New York City studio and online at BodyBySimoneTV.com​

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