The beauty and grace of a dancer’s physique is unparalleled. That’s why many fitness experts have combined the concepts of fitness with the art of dance to keep you in tip-top shape. If you thought Zumba was the only way to groove and get fit – think again. A multitude of dance-inspired fitness techniques challenge all levels of participants to achieve a beach-ready body. Get fit and lean with a variety of dance-inspired fitness moves from the Palm Beaches to Miami – no dance experience is required.

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Pure Barre
350 Esplanade Way, Suite 55
Boca Raton, FL 33432
(561) 445-3257

Want a dancer’s body? Look no further than Pure Barre. Pure Barre offers locations throughout the country. However, South Florida – and Boca Raton, in particular – boasts some of the most talented instructors, passionate about the technique and certain to drive you to achieve a beautiful, fit body. The Pure Barre technique incorporates ballet barre movements with yoga, Pilates and stretching to deliver a dynamic one-hour workout that lifts in all the right places, tones your body from head to toe and burns an enormous amount of calories. You don’t have to be a dancer either, all ages and fitness levels are welcome and encouraged. Class schedule varies monthly.

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Yoga South
3500 N.W. Boca Raton Blvd., Suite 731
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 368-9887

To be fit like a dancer, you need to achieve good posture and flexibility. Nothing can take your body to the next level of flexibility like Yin Yoga offered at Yoga South. This unique yoga class is a favorite among athletes because each movement is centered on holding a stretched pose for two to three minutes. It may seem somewhat excruciating as the 75 minutes of stretching wanes on, but time flies as your body unwinds, lengthens, strengthens and tones. Instructor Tammy Heckman guides beginner, intermediate and advanced students through the class, ensuring safety and results. Yin Yoga classes are offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12 p.m.

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Defy Gravity Yoga
88 S.E. 4th Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33444
(561) 665-1770

Some people say that dancing is a bit like flying. What if getting lean like a dancer was flying? Introducing one of the newest trends in fitness – flying yoga from Defy Gravity Yoga in Delray Beach. Take your body to new heights (literally) with Defy Gravity’s aerial yoga classes. Using hammocks hung from the ceiling, you can sculpt, stretch and slim your physique – it’s a lot like dancing on air. Defy Gravity Yoga offers classes throughout the week – you can sign up online or, for a small fee, drop in and join as space is available. Classes are available to accommodate all levels with opportunities for trying advanced classes as your skills improve.

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Miami Dance Studio
222 N.E. 25 St.
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 572-1119

Move and groove through a variety of beats and dance styles at the Miami Dance Studio. This Miami studio offers dance classes for people of all ages and levels, as well as fitness-centric dance classes. You can choose from ballet, tap, modern, salsa, ballroom, belly dancing and flamenco or get fit with classics like yoga, Pilates, Zumba and conditioning classes. The studio is open seven days per week with the bulk of classes occurring in the evening.

Pole Dance Miami
7207 S.W. 48th St.
Miami, FL 33155
(305) 456-4171

Awaken your inner stripper and try pole dancing at Pole Dance Miami. Classes range from beginner to advanced – you can even watch demo videos of each class level on the website to grasp a better understanding of the workout. If you want to mix things up, Pole Dance Miami offers a variety of dance-style classes to keep you groovin’ while you get fit. With more than 40 classes per week, you can easily find one to fit your schedule. You can also opt to get fit with a group of your closest girlfriends – try a pole dance party at the studio. Pole parties require advanced registration and minimum attendance.

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