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Dance for Fitness

Why settle for the treadmill when you can dance? Wii dance games have been proven to be an effective way to burn calories, lose weight, reduce stress, and improve heart health – and they're fun to play, too. Dance games and fitness dance games are great for people who are already in shape, those who want to get healthy and lose weight, and for all ages, including kids and seniors. Popular and trusted fitness brands such as Zumba and Gold's Gym have even created dance games that have been created by professional trainers to give the best possible workout.

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Dance fitness games really work

According to a test performed by Fitness Blender, Just Dance 2 was shown to burn 380 calories in one hour. This is equivalent to race walking and general aerobics. Zumba Fitness was found to burn between 400 and 500 calories per hour, equivalent to circuit training, running at a 12-minute mile pace, and playing tennis.1

Fitness Blender demonstrates that people who play a dance game like Just Dance 2 for just around an hour every day can lose more than a pound a week, without changing their diet or activity levels – just from playing a dance video game. (Actual calorie expenditure depends on how much a person weighs.)

Lose yourself in the game

It won't even feel like exercise when players focus on moving to their favorite songs. Any successful exercise program needs the participants to stick with it, and having a fun dance class right in the living room is a great way to enjoy the exercise and to keep coming back to it.

Dance games also feature multiple difficulty levels that players can adjust to fit their skill levels, so even beginners can enjoy exercising.

Dance features and health benefits

Dancing is a great form of aerobic exercise, and can help shed calories and increase weight loss. Aerobic exercise can also improve heart health, reduce stress, and even help keep a person's mind healthy. Dancing can also help improve balance and help tone the body.

Fitness dance games feature workouts that can be customized to the player's ability level and their fitness goals, so players can enjoy custom routines that will help improve the success of their exercise program. Some dance games, such as Just Dance 3, provide a fitness mode that focuses the dance moves on cardio and aerobic exercise and helps the player track the amount of calories they have burned.

Much cheapter than the gym

Typical gym memberships cost hundreds each year. The Wii console and a dance game, on the other hand, are just a fraction of that cost. Wii dance games, as well as fitness games that include dance, are like personal dance classes in the privacy and comfort of your own home.


How do I get started?

All that is needed to get started with a dance game is a Wii console with a Wii Remote and any dance game. That's it! If you'd like to have some of your friends or family play with you, simply add a few more Wii Remote controllers for multiplayer dancing.


Exercise Games with Dance:

  • Exerbeat
  • Get Fit with Mel B
  • Get Up and Dance
  • Gold's Gym Dance Workout
  • Just Dance
  • Just Dance 2
  • Just Dance 3
  • My Fitness Coach
  • My Fitness Coach 2
  • Zumba Fitness
  • Zumba Fitness 2

1 http://www.fitnessblender.com/v/article-detail/How-Many-Calories-does-the-Wii-Just-Dance-Game-Burn/4h/