Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bellydance Tip & How To: Choo Choo Shimmy

It's our very best friend! It's our saving grace! When we can't believe we ate the whole "Ben and Jerry's" ice cream pint (but know it was us because we were the only one's home) and want to burn off all the calories and fat in a jiffy - it's the "Choo Choo Shimmy" to the rescue!!

Choo Choo Shimmies are the biggest calorie burning and fat burning move in our bellydance arsenal and for this reason - we will always love this move!

So here's the "how to".... Stand with your feet together underneath you and your knees slightly bent. Shuffle your feet across the floor allowing the hips to go along for the ride. Your weight should be placed equally on both feet.

Special Note: If you want to really work your waistline - then you will want to add a "twist" by twisting your hips from side to side periodically while choo choo shimmying from one side to the other.

Need help learning more about the choo choo shimmy? Feel free to come to class and we'll show you how! For class locations - CLICK HERE!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

3 Easy Ways To Burn 100 Calories

Working hard? Miss a class or two? Worried about the pounds "creeping up" on you? Well, here are a few suggestions to help burn calories between classes!

Vacuum & Shimmy
You know how to vacuum, and you know how to shimmy so why not combine the two? Vacuum and Shimmy for 25 minutes to your favorite song and you'll burn 100 calories

Ironing Clothes & Shimmying
Add a shimmy while ironing your clothes for 25 minutes and you will see 100 calories melt away!

Belly dancing For 20 Minutes
Have a minute alone? Great! Turn on the music and give yourself a show for 25 minutes! Not alone? Have kids? Get them involved, have them shimmy with you! Grab your significant other - you never know - they may "out shimmy" you!

Have a few more ideas? Feel free to share!