Dancing is a great way to incorporate cardio, burn calories and sculpt your body. From high energy Zumba to fat- burning belly dancing to calming ballet, there’s a style for everyone. Prefer to work out with a partner? Try ballroom or salsa! Cue music.
Zumba What other workout lets you incinerate calories while shaking a pair of sticks -- in lieu of maracas -- to tone your arms? This Latin-inspired dance-workout combines high-energy choreography with toning sequences, making the so-called “fitness party” ideal for both dropping pounds and giving the muscles in your legs and glutes some serious definition. “It’s a great form of cardio, and you can really achieve a long, lean dancer’s physique,” says Zumba instructor Gina Grant. Gyms and dance studios around the country offer Zumba classes, or pop in a DVD or video game to use at home on your Nintendo Wii, Xbox or PlayStation.