Shake off that holiday flab. The holidays are right around the corner and although Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are only one day they seem to cause us to gain the most weight. There are many alternatives to just pushing your festive meal away from you and you can go into the New Year looking better than ever.
Working out does not have to be dreadful. The days of running on a treadmill for countless hours are over. There are many fun alternatives to getting rid of that mid-section flab. Many different aerobic dance classes can help you burn 400-450 calories an hour.
If you are in the Chicago land area try one of these fun dance classes:
Go-go dancing: Monday’s $12 per class or $60 for a 10-class card.
Flamenco Arts Center, 3755 N. Western Ave.; 773-868-4130
Belly dancing: Saturday’s starting in January; 19 weeks for $285.
Chicago Multi-cultural Dance Center, 47 W. Polk St.; 312-461-0030
Hip-hop: On going throughout the week: $14 per class. Lou Conte Dance Studio, 1147 W. Jackson Blvd.; 312-850-9766
Hydro Dance Party: Various days/times; $100-$150 per month for membership. Equinox Fitness, 900 N. Michigan Ave.; 312-254-2500