Not Your Daddy’s Cardio


One of my fabulous readers shared yesterday that she takes tap dance lessons for exercise and enjoyment.

I love that!

Another woman I know also uses dance for her cardio—including fire dancing—and she looks amazing!

The key to moving your body consistently is to enjoy it.

A limiting belief of many of the women I work with is that they will have to take up running or some form of exercise that they hate.

Depending on what your goals are, there are many ways to achieve the results you’re looking for.

For instance, I know women who are in great shape who have achieved their goals by doing everything from walking, to yoga, to tai chi. Others have done Pilates, dance-walking, boxing, jump-roping, and of course, running. And there are many more options.

Picking something that you actually enjoy doing significantly increases your chance of long-term success.

Think of it this way. If you are starting a workout program that you hate, are dreading and despise every moment while you are doing it, how long are you likely to sustain that program? Not very!

This is another example of how harnessing your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs and aligning them with your actions is like adding a rocket booster to your ability to achieve your goals.

If you think about your workout and want to do it, are excited about how fun it’s going to be, and love how you feel afterwards, just imagine how likely you are to do it consistently—and see results. 

So shop around. Try a variety of different exercise programs—or even some non-traditional exercise options. Find the way that moving your body feels good

Together we can do it!

Here’s one of my favorite examples of non-traditional exercise. Just watching this video makes me feel good!




7 thoughts on “Not Your Daddy’s Cardio

  1. I loved this. Imagine if everyone in the world “dance walked” everywhere they went. . . the world would be a happier, healthier and more fun place. I will let you know how this works for me when I try it on my hike this morning. I know my dog will enjoy it! He’s a bit of a dancer/prancer himself. You are a love. Thanks for a fun way to start the day. Off to a “dance hike” boggie!

    • Love, love, love it! Dance-hiking! Totally new and cool! Yes, if we all let ourselves be free enough to dance walk everywhere, just think of the positive energy. The revolution begins with us! Thanks for commenting!

  2. Totally agree, exercise should be fun and enjoyment and only then you can give a hundred percent. Zumba is in the UK pretty big too and I also love it as it is exercise to brilliant dance music. Love the dance walking idea…..:-)

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