The Benefits of Dance 

Supporting your 'Life Wheel'

By Catherine Cooper, Pilates, Dance Instructor & Rossiter Coach 

From September to Christmas we’re glued to our TVs as Tangos, Jives, Waltzes and Rumbas light up our screens as we enjoy The BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing Show.  We watch in awe, wishing we could dance so gracefully. Although you and I are unlikely to practise for hours with a champion dance partner, the good news is, dancing is for EVERYONE and it’s a great way to get fit. In fact there are so many benefits of dancing:

  • Strengthens bones and muscles. 

  • Tones your entire body. 

  • Increases your balance and improves flexibility and coordination. 

  • Reduces stress.

  • Improves general health and your lung capacity. 

  • Improves your cardiovascular system, lowering the risk of coronary diseases and high blood pressure. 

  • Can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s. 

But for me personally, having the opportunity to meet new people and have a real good laugh whilst getting fit is the biggest bonus. That’s why I love FitSteps! You don’t need any fancy gear just the desire to dance like nobody’s watching!  Devised by Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe of Strictly Come Dancing, FitSteps gives you the opportunity to learn those Ballroom and Latin moves whilst dancing solo and getting up a sweat. And if you have never danced before, don’t worry – dance based fitness classes are easy - usually consisting of 4 or 5 moves in each routine, making it easy to learn and master quickly. You’ll find the environment friendly, welcoming and we are keen to help get you moving and have the best fun. You won’t even realise you’re working out! 

 Leave your inner critic at the door, jump right in and FitStep your way to fun and fitness ........ Keeeep Dancing !!  Steps Classes are in Maidstone, Cranbrook and St Mary’s Platt  Please find me on Facebook Catherine x