Dance and Fitness Merge at CTG This Summer
Challenge yourself to free dance workouts during July
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We know we need to fit regular exercise into our daily routines. When we begin something new, it's fun and exciting. But, as with everything from the shiny new bike at Christmas to the video game we bought with our first paycheck as a teen, the novelty eventually wears off.
It is the same with exercise. The new machine or the fun class becomes rote and boring. Within weeks, what you once couldn't wait to do becomes the hurdle you dread.
For some reason, dance is different. We come into this world bobbing our heads just because. As soon as we can walk, we twirl and groove, even in the absence of music. We look forward for weeks to that first middle school dance. We plan for months for our high school prom. We fret for years over that first wedding dance. I still love weddings because my hubby and I have a rule. It's the one occasion during which he cannot refuse to dance with me. The rest of the time, I just dance with the girls and have loads of fun despite his dance floor shyness.
So, naturally, when you combine dance with fitness, you have a recipe for success. That's why programs like Zumba® and CIZE® become so popular. Just thinking about it makes you want to crank up the music and workout, doesn't it? Well, thanks to Community Theatre of Greensboro (CTG), you can workout to Shaun T's CIZE® video on Mondays and Wednesdays during July. The classes, which are free, are being held from 6-7 p.m. at The Studio at CTG through July 27.
So grab your dance shoes — sneakers will do — and wear something fun that you don't mind getting sweaty. Classes begin July 11. Here's what you can expect according to the CIZE® program, "Great dancing the way we've designed it is hard work. The more you get into it, the more you'll get out of it. You WILL drip sweat. And you WON'T stop moving. Performing these pulse-pounding, thrilling workouts is serious cardiovascular conditioning, core strengthening and overall muscle toning — all at once."