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Surprising Way to Lose Weight, Get in Shape, and Get Fit

Are you among the millions of people worldwide who have resolved to lose weight, get in shape or get fit in the New Year?  Losing weight and getting more fit are the two top New Year's resolutions every year. 


66% of people who make New Years Resolutions want to lose weight and get fit.  And it's an important goal.  But 73% of those people give up on those resolutions - mostly within six weeks or less!  For most people dieting and exercise regimens are too hard.  What if there was a really FUN way to get exercise, lose weight and fet fit?





































According to the January 1994 Mayo Clinic Health Letter, social dancing is a fun way to burn calories, lose weight, get more fit and have fun too.


According to the article, 


"Dancing can burn as many calories as walking, swimming or riding a bicycle. During a half hour of sustained dancing you can burn between 200 and 400 calories."


The article goes on to describe other health and fitness benefits of regular dancing including:


  • "Cardiovascular conditioning - Regular exercise can lead to a slower heart rate, lower blood pressure and an improved cholesterol profile (see Medical Essay, June 1991)." 

  • "Strong bones - The side-to-side movements of many dances strengthen your weight bearing bones (tibia, fibula and femur) and can help prevent or slow loss of bone mass (osteoporosis)."

  • "Rehabilitation - If you're recovering from heart or knee surgery, movement may be part of your rehabilitation. Dancing is a positive alternative to aerobic dance or jogging."


So if you're looking for a surprisingly fun way to lose weight, get in shape and get fit that can also:


  • Add romance to your life

  • Improve your relationship

  • Help you have more fun at parties, on date nights and any place where there's music and dancing...

A way to get exercise that is a heck of a lot more fun than treadmills and exercise bicycles and jogging and other boring exercise regimens...

Put on your dancing shoes and find a good dance instructor for private ballroom dance lessons or a good ballroom dance class!


Renowned, professional ballroom dance instructor, Gary Stephans, provides private ballroom dance lessons and group dance lessons in Alexandria, VA at the beautiful Athenaeum, in private homes, in office settings and at dance studios in Alexandria, VA, Falls Church VA and other Northern Virginia locations.  And he GUARANTEES you'll have FUN!


Read the Mayo Clinic Health Letter article, Health Benefits of Dancing


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