The dance walking revolution is sweeping the globe…have you heard about it yet? This new form of fitness got its start in 2012 when comedian Ben Aaron posted this hilarious video on YouTube.
This video sparked a worldwide interest in dance walking. Why is it becoming so popular?
You can do this just about anywhere. But if you’re not brave enough to walk down 5th Avenue in New York City like Ben Aaron did, here are a few ways to get started:
The story below was written by Teresa, a visitor to
The-Fitness-Walking-Guide.com. Read her beautiful story below on how she uses
dance walking for fitness and much more. In fact, Teresa describes it as good for the soul.
Smiles, laughter, thumbs-up and oh yes, a few uneasy glances are sure to greet me when I dance walk on the seashore. Foamy waves tease my sneakers, in attempts to soak them, while I Salsa back and forth. The early morning sun and gentle breezes kiss my face. Dance walking creates endorphins in my brain, and probably tones my body a little bit. I love dance walking!
When I first merged dancing with walking, 2 years ago, I had never heard of dance walking. At that time, I truly imagined that I was creating a new fitness craze! Then I reconsidered, hmmm, surely I could not be the only one having all this fun! A brief Google search revealed a delightful discovery. I was NOT alone!
Dance walking nourished my soul and helped in clearing my mind during caregiving for Mami .She suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and died unexpectedly last September. Eight short days after her death, Don, my husband, my rock - especially during our journey together with Mami’s cruel Alzheimer’s disease, also died unexpectedly.
Every day, dance walking is helping me place one foot in front of the other, shift my sadness to gratitude, accept my grief and maintain joy in my life. I am grateful for dance walking!
I strongly suspect that you love walking because you are visiting Melissa Ellefsen’s website! Do you also love dancing? Do you also love music? Why not combine all three together?! Dance walk as if no one is watching! Life is a gift! Celebrate each moment! I do...
Teresa Miranda - April 20, 2014
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