FitView – Let’s Dance

By Efren Martinez

Just Dance!
One of the biggest enjoyments for me as a Quake DJ is to see a fully packed dance floor at any one of my gigs that I’m entertaining. Being able to move our bodies to the rhythm of a beat is in no doubt in my mind a gift from God. No other species on Earth can really appreciate this blessing like we can. In fact, most animals don’t care for and or are frightened by load noises, rhythmic sounds and bass, especially cats. Soon after we are born, babies have been known to respond well to music. Whether it be a lullaby or any kind of rhythmic sound, babies will start to move along to the rhythm of the music by kicking their legs and moving their arms. Dancing, baby style. Dancing yourself into fitness is quite possibly the most enjoyable way to exercise compared to any other. Although most of us out there can be very self-conscious about not knowing how to dance correctly, the truth of the matter is that there is no specific way how you personally should dance.

Seriously, about 80% of us really don’t know what were doing out there on the dance floor other than moving our bodies to the beats without the fear of being so self-conscious. My biggest advice is, don’t worry about what others might think of your creative dance moves. Just Dance! Get out there and move your arms, legs, hips and every joint in your body as much as possible. Doing so will elevate your heart rate to a fitness cardio level that burns mostly fat while your having the best time trying to do that sideways moonwalk dance move. Friends, it really doesn’t matter what style of music you enjoy dancing to. Just dance!

A few years ago my wife and I took a few lessons at the Senior Citizens Center on how to ballroom dance as well as how to foxtrot. Although I prefer to freestyle when it comes to dancing, ballroom dancing turned out to be quite a workout for not only my body, but also my mind and coordination. So if your looking for some other enjoyable fitness to practice outside of swimming, biking or running. Give it a go next time you find yourself in front of a dance floor and don’t fret if you think you don’t know how to dance, chances are the person next to you has that same feeling. My advice is dare to be a leader in life, reach into your inner courage and find your John Travolta “Staying Alive” “Dance Fever” and get on the dance floor with no cares about what others might think of your fun and perhaps uncoordinated dance moves. You my friend, you are celebrating our God given gift of dance and exercising your mind, body & soul to your own heart beat of life.

Luv 2 Dance Studios in Modesto has Adult Hip Hop Dance Classes every Wednesday at 5:30PM
3604 Oakdale Rd, Ste C
Modesto, California
209 551-3000

Fan Fact Below “source internet”
To find out how many calories the Wii game Just Dance burns, I wore a mechanism called the Body Bugg, and played thirty nonstop minutes of the video game. In half an hour, I burned a whopping 190 calories playing Wii Just Dance 2 (which should be very similar to the first version in terms of expenditure).



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About the Author:

I answered the call back in 1983; mixing Music and Entertainment with an eccentric European style has always come easy for me. In the early 80's I was the Disc Jockey for most of the high school dances in Modesto. In the late 80's I found myself in Hollywood working as a dancer and sound engineer for various professional recording industries. In 1990 my wife of 25 years and I started (The Quake Mobile DJ ®) which was seeded from San Francisco's 1985, The Quake, radio station that only lasted a short while on the air. 26 years later The Quake Mobile DJ is bigger & better than ever in the Entertainment industry. Real-Estate, photojournalism, event promoter, saving animals, travel and fitness are a few other of my interests. I also enjoy motivational speaking to children and to those who are struggling with addiction. In my life, I have always been a very direct person and once I see a goal I won't quit till I've achieved it. But out of all of the above I feel in my heart that the best inspiration in my life is my wife and my love for the faith that I practice. Phil 4:20