CORE RHYTHMS IS BACK!
Core Rhythms is a fusion of the two hottest concepts in fitness today—core conditioning and dance-based exercise. It is the goal of Core Rhythms to deliver the best of both in a fun, effective workout. The core, or “abs”, is the body’s center—the origin of stability and mobility—and must be trained as such. Core Rhythms is an aerobic, strength building workout based around Latin ballroom dancing to create a fun, easy, and effective way of getting in shape, while increasing cardio fitness, flexibility, agility, balance, and muscle tone. Core Rhythms focuses primarily on the back, sides, abdominals, hips and thighs. However, it does engage all the muscles, head to toe, making it a complete body workout.
Core Rhythms Objectives:
Core Rhythms is designed to offer a fat blasting cardio workout while simultaneously strengthening the core musculature in a safe, fun, and easy-to-follow format.
While it is a dance inspired program, the goal is not to achieve perfection in learning the steps or movements. There are three main principles for developing physical fitness in Core Rhythms classes.
First, to lengthen the muscles—making them long, lean, and flexible. Second, to strengthen the muscles by continuously working them in focused opposition to each other. And third, build cardio endurance by dancing over a sustained period of time.
Schedule: Classes are held Saturdays at 10:00am for Core Basics then the workout begins at 10:30am. We recommend arriving 5-10 minutes early to allow enough time to take care of tuition and get ready for class. Each class lasts approximately 40 minutes. Please click here to verify schedule, as the studio occasionally closes for special events.
- Drink plenty of fluids, especially before and after your workout.
- Don’t skip the warm up. Therefore, arrive with enough time to get ready for the start of class.
- Use core opposition for resistance.
- Place feet flat with knees aligned over toes instead of placing weight on the inside edge of the feet (with knees turned in, like in ballroom dancing).
- You need not “spot” when turning.
- Work at your own level. Challenge yourselves according to your own goals and avoid comparing your progress with others in the class. You all differ in age, backgrounds, fitness and skill levels.
- Keep moving. Don’t give up!!
- Take your time!!
Have fun!!! Laughter is one of the very best abdominal exercises