Tired of the same old workout? For a fun and effective way to exercise, take yourself to the islands for an hour a day and burn calories dancing hula – but don’t forget to pack your aloha.
Skip the crunches and dance
This unique and fun hula workout features music, movement, and gestures with a Polynesian flare. You can burn up to 500 calories in a single 60 minutes workout, and whittle your waist due to the repeated hip and tummy action used in this routine. The constant movement and dancing also helps strengthen your legs, arms and hips. Other perks of taking up hula to tone up include improved rhythm, balance, a revved up metabolism, and a stronger back and core.
Don’t forget to pack your aloha
In Hawaii, aloha means hello and also when saying goodbye. But if we separate the parts of the word, we learn more about how it relates to everything in life. Alo means “to share”; oha means “to show affection or friendship”, and ha means “breath of life”.
So how does aloha go hand in hand with a workout? Well, it’s simple. Before you start any workout program make sure that you are doing it for the right reason. Whether you are a pro in tip-top shape, or someone who is just starting their fitness journey, the approach should be the same. Make it a new beginning, share your successes, love yourself, and enjoy the journey.
For more information on how you can burn calories dancing hula and experience an aloha-filled workout, contact Leilani Birkmire at 214-542-8654 or visit www.manulanihulahalau.com.