to Clear Your Head
studies prove that group exercise helps not only your physical fitness
but also your mental health. At The Hills, we offer more than 50
complimentary classes each week, with something for everyone. This month
I'll feature our dance classes. Why? Because the study suggests that
dance classes in particular improve cardiovascular health, flexibility,
mood, and mental clarity. Adults participating in a moderate dance class
showed a demonstrable boost in cognitive performance. Furthermore,
subjects that chose a more vigorous class showed improved performance in
the hippocampus with regular participation. The hippocampus is the part
of your brain associated with learning and memory.
So maybe you have two left feet? Or you have never danced before?
No problem. Our classes are designed to welcome newcomers.
Here are some of our current dance offerings:
Body and Sole: Low-impact movement that strengthens and lengthens, engages the core, and brings mobility, balance, and agility.
Dance Fitness: A combination class with both dance and strength training. The dance section follows the LaBlast class format using simple dance patterns taken from many genres of dance, followed by strength training and core fitness.
Zumba: A dynamic fitness class using dance moves from salsa, mambo, cha-cha, tango, merengue, and more.
Move It Zumba: A class that combines Zumba dance with blocks of strength training and core fitness.
If you are ready to get started in a dance class, or are new to group fitness classes, we are offering the following beginner classes this month:
Saturday, March 3, 11:30am Introduction to Mat Pilates
Saturday, March 11, 11:30am Introduction to Dance Fitness (La Blast)
Saturday, March 18, 11:30am Introduction to Yoga
Please register to assure a spot - classes are free.
Hope to see you in class -
- Angelique Pine, Group Exercise Director, [email protected]