We know you love to dance – now here’s a chance to groove AND step up your fitness routine using the proven method of High-Intensity Interval Training.
If you think bootcamp sounds boring, we challenge you to test out our variation. After warming up, you’ll alternate between explosive, athletic exercises and dance routines set to your favorite radio hits.
Warning: Fun doesn’t mean easy! High Intensity Interval Training, or HITT, is designed to push you beyond the upper limits of your normal aerobic exercise capacity. The good news is that those pushes will be short – generally two minutes or less of maximum intensity exercise followed by longer intervals of low to moderate intensity exercise (in this case – dancing, the fun part.)
So why put yourself through this? HIIT maximizes calorie burn during and after exercise because it increases the length of time it takes your body to recover. Likewise, it promotes metabolic adaptations that enable you to use more fat as fuel, which adds up to more fat loss plus improved cardiovascular endurance. That’s not to say you won’t burn tons of calories in our other cardio dance classes. But depending on how hard you push yourself, your body can fall into a “steady state,” which means your heart rate doesn’t go out of its “normal zone.” You might notice that you’ve plateaued after initially losing some weight.
Dance Party Boot Camp kicks off on Sundays in August 2012, with Timaree instructing. Don’t worry, she won’t yell at you like a drill sergeant – but she will yell.