Get in shape before the holiday season in Dubai by taking belly dance classes
24 October 2018| Last updated on 24 October 2018
Living in Dubai, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut with no time for physical activity or a workout session.
Most people find it extremely boring to be slogging away at the gym, hence a fun and energetic workout like belly dance is the right choice for you. It’s a perfect workout for women who are looking to lose weight but hate the idea of a gym.
Belly dance may not be your first choice when it comes to losing a few pounds but hear us out. Belly dancing has been gaining popularity for a while now. The easy nature of the dancing plus fitness and friendship being one of the many reasons women are signing up for classes.
Belly dance is a relatively low-impact exercise, which makes it suitable for women for all ages. It acts as a total body workout that includes movements which come naturally to women.
This also makes it a low injury risk exercise. Even though the name suggests a belly workout, it focuses on a lot more muscle groups than the belly. In addition to abdominal muscles being used, muscles in the legs and glutes are also utilized to keep one’s balance.
First impressions of a belly dancing class would be of excitement and nervousness but once the class begins you can’t help but shake a leg with the rest of the participants. Teachers usually make the class fun and exciting for all students, hence it being difficult for you shimmy and enjoy it.
Benefits of Belly Dancing
One of the best benefits of belly dancing is enhanced posture and strengthening of your back muscles. The repetitive twisting and turning of the spine results better flexibility, improved posture and reduced lower back pain.
Another amazing benefit is the toning of upper body. Whilst dancing the muscles in your arms, chest and shoulders are also utilized when holding up a dance move.
Belly dancing is also a great cardio workout, it help you burn anywhere between 300-500—calories an hour, depending on the intensity of the session.
And as it gets your heart racing, it also acts as an excellent workout for your cardiovascular health. Combined with a healthy diet, belly dancing is a great way to lose weight and tone your body.