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The Salsa Circuit!

Friday, February 08, 2013

Several years ago, when I lived in Chicago, I made up my own workout routine because I lived in a tiny studio apartment without the space to even do workout DVDs. It turned out to be more fun than any other living room workout I've tried, and it's what keeps me coming back to exercise when I feel unmotivated.

I just put on a salsa music station on Pandora, use my smartphone stopwatch to keep an eye on the time, and start dancing. After a minute or two, I switch to minute-long free weight exercises, targeting one muscle group at a time. After each free weight minute, I go back to salsa, merengue, bachata, or just shakin' and jumpin'. emoticon

Before I know it, I've hit all my muscle groups and kept my heart rate high for 20-40 minutes. It's so painless! And it's so efficient. Gotta love that.

What's your favorite living room workout? And what music are you shakin' it to?
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  • 2013AM
    Love bachata! Such a good waist/ab workout for me, but I don't do it enough. I love going to Zumba classes. Can't really dance around the house, it must scare my three 50+ lb dogs because they all start jumping on me and barking. I guess they mistake my joyous dancing for being in trouble!
    1941 days ago
    That is fantastic!


    Thanks for sharing!

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    1960 days ago
    I have about 10 walk away the pounds tapes,,,,but your way sounds more fun!
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