Dancing in the recent years has fast become a mode of exercising and achieving fitness level in a fun way. Online sources describe dance fitness ‘as a type of group fitness that incorporates some or many forms of dance.’
It's a full body aerobic workout, divided into different tracks that provide peaks and troughs of intensity. The overall intensity of a class varies depending on the style you're doing. Dancing is a whole-body workout that's actually fun.
Dancing which used to be a disco ‘thing’ now has made its way into the gym. Unlike in the disco where you dance under the influence of substances, dancing in a gym comes with multiple health benefits, especially for the heart. You can get fitter and lose weight with coordinated and supervised dancing.
Dancing makes you stronger. A 30-minute dance class burns between 130 and 250 calories, about the same as jogging. Dance teaches the importance of movement and fitness in a variety of ways through a variety of disciplines, online sources say.
In Uganda, dance fitness is a phenomenon which has been embraced especially by upscale gyms in urban areas. In this article, we look at some the urbane gyms that are using dance classes to lure fitness junkies.
Zumba At The City Gym
The City Gym is a premier health and wellness facility in Kampala City, on Kampala Boulevard building. The fancy gym is a full-service health and wellness club with the best atmosphere you can want in Kampala.
On Zumba, The City Gym says they take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party.
Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. “Zumba emphasizes moving to the music and having fun regardless of your fitness level.” James Oketch the The City Gym chief instructor said.
Catch Zumba at The City Gym every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Sukama Dance at Speke Apartments Gym
When you need to get loose and bust a move, Sukuma Dance at Speke Apartments Gym located at Wampewo Avenue is the place to be. Sukuma Dance involve energizing, fun, ryythmic music and intense exercising.
Catch Sukuma Dance at Speke Apartments on Monday evening at 6pm, Tuesday morning at 7am, Wednesday evening at 6pm, Thursday morning at 7am and Saturday evening at 6pm.
Sakata Dance at Kabira Country Club
Kabira Country Club has an expansive gym that offers zumba and Sukuma dance fitness classes but today we will look at Sakata Dance which happens every wednesday evening.
The Sakata dance, as explained by Sakata Dance Workout, the guys who conduct the Sakata Dance class at Kabira say the dances concentrates on mainly music or beats that have a certain groove to them. The dance moves are easy to learn and memorize but require practice and a level of fitness to perfect – this is perhaps where we emphasize most, fitness.
Sakata dance workout focuses on dance as an element for your therapy. "Feel the beat, dance, exercise, stretch, have fun and stay healthy."
Dolphin Suites Fitness Center
Dolpin Suites, Princess Anne Drive, Plot 36 Bugolobi, Kampala, is a classy hotel with an exotic Fitness Centre which helps their guests to stay in shape and keeping fit and healthy all the time.
It caters to people of all ages and different fitness levels, whether you are extremely athletic or just need a little exercise. The facilities are staffed with professional trainers who are on hand to take you through your routine workouts, guiding you every step of the way.
Dolphin Suites Fitness Center offers services like a health club, steam & sauna, swimming pool, family friendly facilities, restaurant, parking space and conference facilities. “We understand the importance of keeping in shape and the advantages of leading a healthy lifestyle.”