Last night at work I took a class called Cardio Dance. It’s a fun class that we offer with a super, high energy instructor! He brings so much excitement and positivity to his class that it really makes exercise feel like a party and a good time.
I always recommend this class to members at our facility who do not like formal exercise, such as being on a treadmill. This class allows people to get exercise without feeling like they are actually working out.
Although I’m a freak of nature (as most of us fitness bloggers are!) and love all forms of exercise, sometimes taking a fun class is more appealing than say, trucking along on the elliptical watching the clock. This class flew by! And what I love about this particular class is that the moves are not overly complicated and it’s easy to follow.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the best dance whatsoever (although when I drink at a wedding I think I’m a pro! 😉 ) but I always have fun trying and working up a sweat.
The Cardio Dance class was 50 minutes long and we did a variety of dances, including hip hop, salsa, and even a little bit of kickboxing moves which is right up my ally with teaching Group Exercise.
This week we are previewing some of the classes we offer since our next session starts next week. The instructor last night brought along a live drummer and I thought it was so unique and fun! It really emphasized some of the beats in the songs he played.
I’ve talked about my job as a Fitness Specialist before and I’ve got to admit that being able to take a class here and there is definitely one of the best perks. All in a days work!
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I’m working the bright n’ early shift at work today (hello 5am wake up call!) and will be here until 2:30pm. Myself and the intern here are going to the daycare at our work site to talk with the kids about exercise and to do a couple of activities with them. Should be fun, but I’m a bit nervous as there are 70 total kids, ages 5-8 (although we’re splitting them up into two separate groups).
After work I am heading to the grocery store to pick up a few items for Friday evening. Some of my girlfriends from college are coming over for appetizers and drinks and we may end up heading out for the night to some bars. I can’t wait to catch up with them. Now it’s officially work time…Have a great day everyone!
Have you ever taken a cardio dance class?
Do you enjoy dance-type classes as your workout?
Any tips on working with 5-8 year old kids? 🙂