11 Dance-Inspired Workouts For People With Absolutely No Rhythm
There tends to be two types of gym-goers in this world.
On one hand, there's the fitness fanatics like myself who simply love working out and truly enjoy the misery of a grueling 10-mile-run.
You know what they say: "No pain no gain," right?
Then, on the other hand, there's the people who consider going to the gym more of a chore than a heart-pumping hobby.
However, achieving a fit physique doesn't necessarily mean you have to chain yourself to a treadmill or follow a monotonous weight-lifting routine.
You can actually ditch the dumbbells once in a while and still get in shape by simply busting a few moves -- dance moves that is.
There are tons of high-intensity workouts out there that combine cardio and strength training with all sorts of stylish dance disciplines.
Plus, the best part is that these workouts are so much fun, you'll forget you're even exercising.
In order to help you shake your booty to beach-bod perfection, we set out to find a bunch of badass dance-inspired workouts that will actually make you look forward to going to the gym.
And don't worry, you don't have to be a pro dancer to get in on the action. You can master these fitness moves even if you're one of those people who has zero rhythm and two left feet.
Take a look at the pictures below to see these fun dance-insider fitness workouts.
Zumba is a high energy workout class that uses aerobic interval training centered around a combination of Latin, Creole and African dance moves to tone and sculpt your body.
It's a fun, fast-paced exercise class that at times pretty much looks like a giant dance party.
When it comes to achieving a sexy six pack, pole dancing probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind.
However, pole fitness is an awesome workout that combines gymnastics, acrobatics and pole-inspired dance moves to strengthen core and upper body muscles while also improving coordination, flexibility and balance.
Hip-hop cardio is basically a swagged-out aerobics class that strengthens and tones the body through a variety of choreographed dance moves.
It's a fun, challenging workout that will have you breaking a sweat while you learn how to break it down on the dance floor like a damn hip-hop legend.
Masala Bhangra is a fun cardio workout that combines Bhangra and Bollywood style dance moves with traditional low-impact exercises.
The class involves lots of sliding steps, spins, squats, jumps and wrist movements choreographed to music that sounds similar to a mash-up of hip-hop and Indian music.
This full body workout is basically salsa dancing on steroids.
It's a high-intensity, Latin-inspired dance class that builds strength and improves coordination by busting out a bunch of aerobic exercises combined with the classic hip swivels and fast-paced footwork of salsa-style dance.
Belly dancing is a great way to break a sweat while you show off some skin.
This workout will teach you how to shake your hips like Shakira as you tone your body and sculpt your core as well as increase your balance and flexibility.
This full-body workout is a high intensity cardio class that combines traditional Indian folk dance with modern hip-hop moves that are choreographed to upbeat Hindi pop music.
Ballerobica is an exercise class that combines ballet moves with kickboxing and body sculpting.
This full-body workout is basically a badass version of barre method, aiming to tone and elongate muscles and strengthen your core while improving your balance, posture and flexibility.
The Lithe Method
The Lithe method is pretty much the love child of cheerleading and barre method.
This cheerleading -nspired workout uses a "cardio-cheer-sculpting" approach that incorporates lots of jumping around and swaps out the pom-poms for some resistance bands that hang from the ceiling.
Nia Dance, also known as Neuromuscular Integrative Action, is a workout that blends elements of yoga and martial arts with a bunch of dance moves.
The class seeks to strengthen the mind-body bond by incorporating lots of movement throughout the entire room.
Classes like Cardio Twerk and the Vixen Workout are booty-bumping dance classes that aim to empower ladies while building lean muscle.
These high intensity workouts incorporate lots of Beyoncé inspired hip-hop moves that encourage you to unleash your inner diva as you twerk, pop, lock and drop your way to one seriously toned tush.