Fitness requires three things, dedication to your goals, a willingness to change your life, and a plan. Without a plan, it’s too easy to quit your new lifestyle when things get hard. The following information will help you in creating your plan of action on the road to being physically fit.
To reduce your soreness following a dance workout, be sure to perform adequate cool down stretches. This cool down period allows your muscles to loosen up and relax after your class is over and signals to your body that the workout is over. If you don’t cool down properly after exercising you can experience soreness and even cramping.
Get into a positive mental attitude. Dance lesson can tone your body, but if your head isn’t there, the rest of you won’t be. A good fitness program starts and ends in the mind, so if you want a strong, lean body make sure that your mental attitude is there first.
Having strong thighs can really go a long way in protecting your knees when you dance. Tearing a knee ligament is among the most common injuries in sports. Make sure to exercise hamstrings and quads to make your knees safer. Try performing leg curls and extensions to strengthen those Thigh muscles.
A modification to traditional running that can increase fitness is high knee running. It simply involves raising your knees above your waist while running. By doing high knee running, you increase strength in your core muscles by essentially doing a standing crunch while running. It’s also an extra workout for your thighs.
A really good way to help you get fit is to put up pictures of your ideal body around your house. By constantly being aware of the body you want to have, you’ll be more likely to stick with your fitness goals. Get creative with where you place these pictures so they are constantly in your view.
So, what do you want out of your fitness plan? Whether it’s weight loss, toning or just improving the state of your health – you can succeed in your goals. We are here to help you reach those goals at The Ballroom of Huntington. Take the information above and use what works for you. It’s your body, take good care of yourself!