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Dance workouts: Twist, twerk and twirl back into shape

Tired of flexing your way to stronger muscles? Twist, twerk and twirl back into shape.

Written by Agencies |Updated : February 28, 2014 5:23 PM IST

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Tired of flexing your way to stronger muscles? Twist, twerk and twirl back into shape.

Teen icon Miley Cyrus has 27 million Youtube views, all thanks to Twerking. Say, what? Twerking involves twisting and jerking movements of the hips that improves lower body flexibility. This seductive workout is meant to tone your core, glutes, hips and thigh muscles.

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Robbie Williams is now into Bokwa, which requires using your feet to draw letters or numbers while doing their cardio to music. It combines elements of African dance, capoeira, kickboxing, light boxing, and fancy step footwork to strengthen the feet and ankles. You not only burn around 1,200 calories but also tone your lower body muscles. Age no bar!

Pole Dance
Want to power up the passion in your bedroom? Sign up for a pole dance workout. This strength-based training which involves spinning, swinging, twirling, climbing and more, targets the whole body. It improves posture and increases upper body definition. Pregnant women and people with histories of heart disease, joint, back and knee problems, and should steer clear. (Also read: Get fit the sexy way)

Zumba took 2011 by storm. Now its time for Batuka to step in. A dance form that originated in Brazil, Batuka is an aerobic activity combined with martial art moves. It is meant to increase endurance levels and emphasizes positive thinking. A fun, high intensity dance workout, Batuka offers choreographed routines to globally inspired music. (Also read: Dance away the weight with Zumba!)

Belly dance

Wondering how Katrina got her moves right in Sheila Ki Jawani? Belly dancing is a sure-fire way to burn belly fat and strengthen your abs. Dance away stress, improve blood circulation and body posture. This is a good pre-natal workout!

Try these workouts only with a fitness expert in attendance. Celebrity fitness experts Vinod Channa and Arun Kumar (Fitness Head, Snap Fitness India) spoke to Rama Sreekant.

Content Courtesty: DNA

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