Sometimes (maybe a lot of the time) working out stinks. You have a million and one things to do and sometimes we have a hard time rationalizing taking time out of our day to workout.
This is why one of my favorite forms of cardio is dancing. I grew up dancing, I have danced professionally, and I teach dance. But, that's not the type of dance I'm talking about. I mean a good old fashioned dance party in your living room.
Why I Love it
First off, dancing is fun. Dancing to music you love is even funner (yes, I know that's not a word). We don't always enjoy every workout we do although that is the goal. On the other hand I have never not enjoyed a dance party.
This is a great workout for the days you don't feel like working out. Just put on the playlist and let the music pump you up. You may get a better workout than you expected!
Best of all, you can workout with your kids! While some stay at home moms my like working out at the gym as a chance to clear their head and interact with adults sans numerous interruptions; many working moms hate feeling like they are taking even more time away from the family. The great thing about dance parties, is anyone can participate. Show your kids the value of exercise and taking care of your body all while having a good time.
- Conga Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine
- Gonna Make You Sweat C + C Music Factory
- Barbie Girl Aqua
- I Like to Move It Reel 2 Real
- Tootsee Roll 69 Boyz
- Unbelievable Emf
- One Week Barenaked Ladies
- Tubthumping Chumbawamba
- Groove is in the Heart Deee-lite
- Blue (Da Ba Dee) Eiffel 65
- I See You Baby Groove Armada
- Jump Around House of Pain
- Jump Kriss Kross
- Everybody (Backstreet's Back) Backstreet Boys
- C'mon N' Ride It (The Train) Quad City DJ's
- Give It Away Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Baby Got Back Sir Mix-A-lot
- Wannabe Spice Girls
So, this is a pretty long list, 18 songs. You of course don't have to use them all. With songs typically being 3 minutes long, you have close to an hour here. I like to have it on shuffle so I can be surprised and so every dance party is different. There are a ton more songs that I love from the 90's but
A) I couldn't add them all or this list would be infinitely long, and
B) I only wanted super up beat ones that make you wanna get up and dance.
What songs would you add to the list? Let me know in the comments. Also, let me know if you use the 90's playlist with your kids and if they liked the music, lol.
For more info on fat-burning workouts for women, check out this post from Mass Gain Source.
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