Dance Pizazz’s Top Three Ways Dancing Can Help Keep the Weight Off for Good

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Dance Pizazz knows it’s not always easy, but keeping off added weight is absolutely possible through ballroom dance.

It’s a common and disheartening story: someone loses weight, keeps it off for a bit, but then regains most -if not all- of it again. There are many reasons the weight creeps back in, mainly due to the lack of variety in a work out regimen. This means that doing the same routine over and over again just wont do. According to the Mayo Clinic (, continued and maintained weight loss can be possible if the body is engaged in different ways. Basically, the body needs to be challenged to keep that weight off for good.

Dance Pizazz, the St. Louis area's funnest, friendliest dance studio ( is aware of this key element in sustained weight loss and wants to share its top three tips on how it can help with the never-ending battle against weight gain.

1. Dancing engages many muscle groups in varied ways. Ballroom dance is the perfect way to target the major and stabilizing muscle groups in contrasting ways. Different dances call for different moves that engage the muscles responsible for range for movement, but also those lesser-known muscles in charge of posture, balance, and flexibility. The broader the variety of dances the ballroom dancer is exposed to, the more muscles groups that will be engaged in new and different ways through every lesson.

2. Dancing = cardio. Ballroom dance -be it swing, salsa, or waltz- is a sure way to get that heart pumping. This means that the cardiovascular system is engaged, a sure-fire way to blast calories as you work different sets of muscles every time. Many studies have proven that a heart-healthy cardio workout is a proven way to melt fat and burn calories, which is one of the best ways to loose and keep unwanted weight off.

3. Dancing is fun! The best work out is a fun work out. It’s true: Ballroom dance can help you develop a healthier cardiovascular system and stronger, leaner muscles. But it’s also true that the workout an individual is most likely to stick with is the one that not only reaps results, but is also enjoyable. This means the dancer will be working out while expanding their social circle and learning a new, valuable skill set -all while having a good time!

The most common compliment Dance Pizazz’s instructors receive is “the time flew by!” That means that dancers of all levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) are getting an all-over body workout that is engaging and entertaining. What other exercise offers this many benefits and feels more like fun than like exercise? Check out to see other ways ballroom dance can help shed pounds and keep the weight off for good.

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