Cha cha spa days – dance your way to fitness in 2010
As TV screens UK-wide have been resonating to the sound of sambas and salsas each weekend, with tension mounting to fever pitch as the final approached, Strictly Come Dancing has occupied centre stage in the Great British public’s attentions for much of the past couple of months.
There’s no doubt that a dazzling display of dance has a beguiling magic all of its own – especially when you’re sitting admiring the ever more exotic routines from the comfort of your sofa, with a giant packet of crisps on one side of you and a bottomless box of chocolates on the other…
But what should all the eager TV dance addicts do now that the final is over, and the last sparkling sequin has waltzed off our screens till the next series – presumably in 2010?
Well, much as the “Strictly Sofa” brigade might not like to hear it, the answer is “get up off your derriere and do some dancing yourself!”
If you’re not sure how to get started or even what type of dance you might enjoy, one easy way to find out is to sample a variety of different classes. And spa days offer the perfect chance to find out all about what’s available.
Depending on your current level of fitness, your spa day schedule could include two or three dance sessions, before culminating in a luxurious massage to ease all those hard-working muscles before you head home – no doubt to dream about your fabulous spa experience.
Of course, the benefits of dance as a form of exercise are too many to list, but let’s mention some of them anyway… Dancing promotes good circulation; it also improves fitness; and (last but not least!) it burns fat. What’s not to like?
Most leading residential and day spas offer a full range of classes, boasting enticing names such as Hot Salsa Fitness, Sinatra Swing, French Jive and 70s Boogie, not to mention the more conventionally titled Line Dancing and Street Dance.
It’s well worth watching out for special spa events and offers – such as Fitness Weeks – which will give you an ideal opportunity to try out a host of different dances in a short space of time, as well as indulging in a few beauty treatments in between.
So if you are looking for a fun way of getting more exercise and toning up in 2010 – and you wouldn’t say no to a relaxing massage either – the dual concepts of dance classes and spa should definitely be waltzing their way to the top of your “to do” list for 2010.