Do Dance Teachers Need to Workout?

I received a contact question from a dance teacher by what she could do today to get fit from a full day of teaching.

The Question:

My real question is I am a dance teacher, and as I’ve gotten older it’s harder to keep the bodyweight off. Any suggestions? It’s getting harder to work out after working for my energy teaching 5 classes every day.  – G

My Answer:

First and foremost I feel lit is vital to make sure you that you aren’t alone in this…

Many dance instructors worldwide proceed through similar challenges since they mature and /or their teaching schedules change. I just wrote about our challenges regarding this very topic inside a post on my Dance Meets Fitness blog I called, Practice What You

Step One: Cardiovascular training:

You mentioned that you simply teach 5 classes each day. This can be a heavy teaching schedule happening the assumption which is several (commonly five to six days) every week.

But the quantity of physical activity you are receiving from teaching classes will be different greatly depending on the technique, the level, age of students, and also the month or year.

General guidelines require cardiovascular / endurance training 5 days a week, for thirty minutes or more. You will have to see how much additional cardiovascular activity you’ll want to incorporate to satisfy the principles.

It is very important to adjust this system more than once throughout the year.

As dance instructors, our activity levels can change often because of factors including the holiday seasons, when the school has gone out as well as the complete shift we undergo for that summer months. Even the shift to the second term can cause change as our classes may need less demonstration and more traveling making corrections because our students …

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