Putting the golden back in your golden years with private ballroom dance lessons
Keeping fit in your golden years means so much more than just the many benefits for your health, fitness translates into your quality of life and independence. While this should, therefore, be a priority for you, you are not limited to lonely walks or boring silver classes. Private ballroom dance lessons open a new way for seniors to keep fit that helps you achieve more than just your physical health.
This article suggests that the 4 main components of fitness that are necessities for seniors to stay healthy and independent are endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance. The recommendation is to find an exercise to cater to each of these at least once a week, but ballroom dancing achieves each of these categories at once in a low impact and enjoyable private lesson, and here's how:
- Endurance~ Ballroom dancing has the unique ability to truly start at the very basic and increase the choreography at your pace. Since the lesson is private, there will be no pressure from other participants, and you can truly work at your level. While you are enjoying learning and progressing in fun, new steps, your endurance is growing without you even realizing it!
- Strength~ Dance is notorious for the long, lean muscle that is achieved through its graceful movements, and ballroom is no exception. It is an overall body workout that will build your strength in totality without the hard hitting, exhausting nature of some exercises. As you soften your legs to be able to navigate the steps properly, or keep your arms raised in the correct position, you are unknowingly building those muscles, your skills, and your confidence!
- Flexibility ~ Ballroom dance movements require a range that is not typical of other activities. As you will gently continue stretching with each lesson, your flexibility will continue to improve in a gradual, comfortable way. As your moves become more beautiful, so will your flexibility!
- Balance ~ It's known that ballroom dancing has to have agility and shifting of weight from foot to foot which needs good balance to achieve, and that is gained through a stronger core and correct posture. Correct hold in ballroom dancing requires excellent, lifted posture, and through standing and distributing your weight appropriately, your balance will get better dramatically!
The private ballroom dance lessons at Quick Quick Slow Ballroom Dance Studio can help you achieve your fitness goals and take your newfound health into every aspect of your life. So contact us today to set up your private ballroom dance lessons, so you can kick up your heels and put the golden back into your golden years!