Be the Best Version of Yourself
Lose Weight and Get Fit While Having Fun
Tamara Mahon's Weight Loss Story!
"Following a traumatic life event, I found myself turning to food for comfort. As a result, I began packing on the pounds, quicker than one can say "cheesy garlic bread." I became very unhappy with the woman I saw in the mirror and decided to take immediate action. I ended the pity party, put down the pizza and made a promise to myself to fix the problem. Zumba was the PERFECT solution! It combined two of my favourite things in this world: music and dance. After my first class with Tracie, I was completely hooked. It's been a year and I have not only dropped 25lbs, but maintained my hourglass figure and a healthy lifestyle, all the while never feeling like I worked out a single day. At 30, I am in the best shape of my life, both physically and emotionally, thanks to Zumba!"
- Tamara Mahon
Tamara's story is a common one. Many Toronto Dance Salsa students sign up for dance classes to lose weight and get fit. After all, it is on most of our New Year's Resolution lists. Losing weight can be a very difficulty process, especially if you are not a fan of the gym. But the beautiful thing about dancing is that it is FUN and, when you have fun, it isn't a chore to work out. That is when the weight starts melting off and that is when you realize that having fun is rewarding your body, your spirit and your mind.
Get Fit at TDS!
If you have ever watched the celebrities shedding the pounds on Dancing with the Stars, you may already know that dancing is an amazing way to exercise without evening knowing you are exercising!
Salsa is a wonderful form of cardiovascular exercise. It has been estimated that a half hour of salsa dancing will burn as much as 200-400 calories, an equivalent amount to such exercises as cycling, swimming or power walking. Salsa will increase your heart rate, help you burn more calories, tone your muscles, and may even help you lose weight. Because of the unique movements of salsa, you will be strengthening your body and toning areas such as abs, hips, buttocks, thighs, calves, and arms. Salsa classes and social dancing will make you sweat and you will enjoy every minute of it. Salsa also promotes other healthy habits. Salsa dancers tend to drink and smoke less. Salsa dancers eat healthier food and keep their weight at a healthy level.
So don't underestimate the weight loss power of the partnered dances such as Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Cha Cha. These are the sneaky dances that don't seem like a workout until you get out on the dance floor. At your first dance social or outing, you will see that your heart is racing, your body is sweating and your muscles are working. The time always races by and, before you know it, you have danced for three hours. Our students who attend classes, socials and outings regularly will always tell us about their loose clothing, fitter bodies and amazing weight loss stories. We love to hear them!
Zumba and Latin Cardio
Founded by celebrity fitness trainer, "Beto" Perez, Zumba Fitness Classes Toronto fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic workout system that will blow you away. It's an exhilarating workout of caloric-burning, heart-racing, muscle-pumping, and body-energizing movements meant to engage and captivate for life! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat.
In the past years Zumba Fitness Classes have become nothing short of a revolution. Coining the concept of "fitness-party" and making fitness fun, Zumba has spread like wild-fire throughout North America. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you've got Zumba Fitness!
Zumba Fitness Classes in Toronto will get you grooving to Merengue, Salsa, Reggaeton, Cumbia, Bachata and Cha Cha Cha. The progressive level 1 class will start you with the basic footwork patterns and as the weeks progress, styling and fitness elements will be added to have you really working up a sweat!
Other Great Classes to Stay In Shape!
In addition to our huge selection of Salsa and Zumba classes, we have many other dance and fitness opportunities to get you in shape. Here are a few examples:
* Argentine Tango
* Belly Dance
* Cha Cha Cha
* Casino Rueda
* Hip Hop
To view our great selection of classes that will tone, tuck and tighten, visit our Toronto Dance Salsa Lessons and Classes Schedule.