Never in a million years would I have considered myself a dancer. Actually, I still don’t. I was usually the girl hiding in the corner during bat mitzvahs and any dance related event, way too shy to bust a move. But now, dance cardio workouts are one of my absolute faves. They are probably the most fun workout out there (in my opinion), and most times, the sweatiest. Letting loose to some good music brings me pure happiness. We could all use a lil’ fun right now, especially in our at-home workouts.
Below, I’ve rounded up some of the free dance cardio workouts you can do at home, because we’re still working out from home, and let’s face it: who knows when we’re getting back into the studio?!
305 Fitness: 305 is one of my favorite studios in NYC. I had no doubt that they would bring the same energy, sass, and upbeat music to their virtual workouts. Even though you’re not in the actual 305 studio, their instructors and DJ’s make you feel like it’s pretty close to it. Founder, Sadie Kurzban, is usually dancing in front of a pink wall in the actual 305, AKA Miami. I mean, does it get more 305 Fitness than that?!
To take 305 for free, head to their Youtube channel and join them LIVE everyday at 12 PM EST and Tuesdays + Thursdays at 6 PM EST. Missed the live class? You can still head to their Youtube channel and select a class to take on your own time.
I’ve known Michele for a while now – we’re from the same hometown and both went to Binghamton University, where we connected in the Health + Wellness classes, of course. Michele resonates such positivity, something we could all use right now, and she channels this same positive energy into her classes. She is always up-beat, smiling, and full of contagious energy. Speaking from experience, her classes are a lot of fun and they’re a great total body workout, leaving you feeling toned, strong, and of course, very sweaty.
Michele’s classes are “pay what you can” and they’re hosted on Zoom. You can sign up for her classes here.
The Sculpt Society (TSS) by Megan Roup. Megan’s Sculpt Society classes are a mix of dance cardio + sculpt, giving you a total body workout. The dance moves are intended so that anyone can follow along, even if you’re not a “dancer.” For the sculpt portion, TSS uses your own body weight, and some light resistance such as bands, gliders, and light weights. Even if you don’t have this equipment at home, you can still get a great, sweaty workout.
Megan brings amazing energy to her classes and her matching workout outfits are always on point. Click here to get a FREE 2 week trial of The Sculpt Society. I, myself, am looking forward to trying out The Sculpt Society – I’ve been wanting to for a while! Note that the monthly rate for TSS is $19.99 a month so keep that in mind as your 2 week trial comes to a close.
Beginner Dance Cardio with Amanda Kloots on Well+Good’s Youtube channel is a great option for those looking for a quick cardio workout. No equipment is needed for this one and it’s less than 10 minutes so you can get a quick workout in, even if you don’t have much time. If you do have more time, replay the video again – you’ll be more familiar with the moves and double your workout time.
Once you feel good about the beginner video, or if you’re looking for a challenge, head on over to Amanda’s Advanced Dance Cardio workout, also less than 10 minutes. Both of these are free on Youtube, as part of Well + Good’s Trainer of the Month Club.
I hope this dance cardio roundup is helpful, when you need to de-stress, blow off some steam, or just looking for a fun cardio workout. Let’s just say – after these workouts, this won’t be you.