Meanwhile, yesterday at the White House, Mrs. Obama boogied down with 80 children of National Guardsmen and reservists during a Let's Move fitness and nutrition event for military families. Although this isn't the first time we've seen the first lady show off her Beyoncé dance moves. Who can blame her? Dance aerobics are so hot right now because they are fun and a great overall workout — as evidenced by the large selection of dance workouts available today. Maybe that's why so many celebs are into Zumba.
We are pumped to share one of our fave stories from Self here on FitSugar!We recently grilled Gwyneth Paltrow's trainer Tracy Anderson about how Gwyneth gets her super-hot Glee body. But Anderson also trains the soon-to-be married Jessica Simpson, who is working out in advance of her upcoming wedding.
And while fitness junkie Paltrow does Anderson's program six days a week — religiously! — Simpson is ramping up slowly, starting with four days a week.
I love me some yoga, but sometimes the Om just isn't enough. I need to move. I need loud music with a beat. If you're in a similar position and can't fathom sticking just to your sticky mat for another class, I suggest you switch it up and give a dace class a try, be it Broadway moves or Bollywood-inspired choreography.
Occasionally I need some hip-hop aerobics. I may not be a B-girl, but I find getting my heart rate up while getting into a good groove a great way to exercise. Yoga is great form of mind/body exercise, but only certain styles count as cardio. While yoga lengthens tight muscles and builds calm inner strength, I find dance aerobics, any kind, to be a great complement because they challenge the body to work in a new way: to move quickly but with control as well as relate to the music of the beat and your own breath. Most gyms that offer group classes have some kind of dance workout on their schedule.