“Summer” Dance Fitness Video
There are specific sections in the workout that focus more on the arms. The rest is a full-body workout.
Do the breakdown as many times as you need to feel comfortable and get the most benefit out of the workout. The steps are fairly difficult. Just keep moving, and you’ll still get a workout.
The leg movements can be adjusted to whatever height is challenging but feels natural to your body. I would advise starting at approximately 45 degrees and working higher as you get stronger with the routine. You can always stay at 45 degrees, and it will still be a great workout.
For the arm movements, push through your arms to create resistance as if you were using weights. Lengthen your arms without locking or hyper-extending your elbows.
Engage your abdominal muscles throughout the routine to have strong posture, get more benefit from the routine, and protect your body.
For both workouts, crosstrainers or dance shoes are recommended. I was barefoot for this routine as that was best with my flooring.
Just Keep Moving
The breakdown is made for you to go through as many times as you need. You may want to go through it before you do the full workout each time. You may want to do it one to three times and just do the full workout otherwise. Remember, it is for you and what you need specifically. Use it to suit your needs best!
This is a full-body cardio and toning workout. Keep your core engaged to get the most benefit for your abs and to protect your body. Activate your core throughout the routine by lengthening your body and drawing your belly button into your spine. You shouldn’t feel the moves or routine in your lower back. If you do find you feel it in your lower back, activate your abdominals and glutes even more.
Do a warmup before this workout and a cool-down after. You may also choose to do the breakdown a couple of times as you warm up.
Here are some ideas for you to use this workout (times are approximate):
15-Minute Workout – Do the breakdown 1x and full workout 2x. This would be slightly longer when cooling down.
30 -Minute Workout – Do the breakdown 2x and full workout 4x.
45-Minute Workout – Do the breakdown 2x and full workout 2x. Repeat breakdown and full workout alternating each 2x. Follow with approximately 5-minute cool-down.
Have fun, and enjoy the movement of your body! If you have any song requests for future workouts, please let me know. 🙂
Here are 10 other dance workouts you can try!
Note: For all my dance workouts, see my dance workout category.