Dance requires participants to be fully present in their bodies through the entire workout, increasing body control and awareness. But, most importantly, it is fun. And studies also show that client retention and participation depends on creating movement programs that bring them joy.
Don't be scared and don't take our word for it. Check out what your fellow RedBirds have to say about this great form of exercise that works your body and your brain!
Emily is a new mom and long time RedBird client who has just put on her dancing shoes! Hear her story and encouragement from other RB clients just beginning their cardio dance practice:
"I'm new to Cardio Dance. Let me back up, I'm new to body awareness. As a former athlete, I was accustomed to working hard and powering my way through challenges. Then I came across RedBird. How could I be so strong and yet so bad?! Why are my shoulders always creeping up to my ears?! Pilates, gaining core strength, body engineering turned into brain training, and yet, that whole Cardio Dance thing was out there .. . . I wanted to do it, but no way, no how was I going to do it in front of anyone! I'm pretty sure me dancing is the equivalent of that episode of Lucille Ball working in the chocolate factory--not able to keep up with the line, and just stuffing chocolates in her mouth. RB360 gave me an opportunity to dip my toes in the warm waters of Cardio Dance at my own pace. At first it was very hard! After a few days, repetition began to pay off. I became more confident. I got like half a dance down pat! Finally, it was time to Cardio Dance it up in front of my audience. Baby James wasn't going to nap when it was time to work out. So, determined to get some exercise and set a good example, I put him in his bouncer chair, set up my computer nearby, and danced. Nothing is sweeter than seeing your little guy smile and laugh and jump while you Pop It. Still not ready for an audience that can verbally communicate with words, but I'll take baby cheers any time."
- Emily Hathaway, RB360online Client
"Just tried cardio dance for the first time evvvverrrr . . . and I see why you ladies LOVE it so much! That is perhaps the most I have ever smiled during a workout. Wow! Lee - your smile and energy is SUPER contagious! I cannot believe I found another thing I love about RedBird."
- Kim Rodriguez, RB360online Client