BallroomFit is a conditioning program designed to improve strength, endurance, stamina and mobility as well as strengthen the body in order to prevent injury and get rid of aches and pains such as knee, back, hip and shoulder pain. Join us Sundays from 10:15am to 11:45am at Art Motion Dance Studio (60 Colonnade Rd. in Nepean). Want a better idea of what BallroomFit is about? Check out this great video! Send us an email at email@example.com with BallroomFit as the subject or give us a call 613-324-6639
This program is appropriate for ages 18 and older but our main focus is baby boomers. There will be jumping and bending activities as well as other body weight exercises. We use a 3 level difficulty system that allows you to choose your own difficulty on most exercises. If you are concerned about your age or current fitness level, please contact us in advance.
BallroomFit incorporates a wide variety of exercises and movement patterns. Among these are plyometric and other jumping activities, bodyweight exercises with resistance bands, agility ladders, abdominal twisting exercises, and leg work that involves bending at the knee. Interval and Superset style training (the combination of multiple exercises in quick succession) will be performed sometimes slowly and at other times for HIIT.
You can expect to have significantly improved cardiovascular health and conditioning, improved total body strength, improved core strength (abdominals, erector spinae, and glutes), improved agility, improved foot and leg speed, improved posture, and improved muscular symmetry. BallroomFit incorporates unilateral exercises and a unique stretching program that address existing muscle imbalances and that strengthen key muscle groups that will alleviate or remove hip, knee and back pain.
You can lose weight and build muscle with the BallroomFit program, however nutrition is key. Weight loss is dependent upon clean eating habits with a reduction of carbohydrate intake. Muscle growth is dependent upon an increase in protein and carbohydrate intake. Both goals require adequate protein.
Lionel Doonan and Melanie Doonan are both experienced personal trainers and fitness coaches. Formerly personal trainers at Movati Athletic and Snap fitness (respectively), they now own and operate New Again Fitness studio gym in Nepean. They are also competitive amateur Ballroom Dancers.
No you do not need any equipment. We do ask, however, that you wear not-marking sneakers, preferably without a black sole! No outdoor footwear is permitted.
I have a pre-existing injury. Is this program still possible for me to join? BallroomFit is designed to alleviate existing muscular knee, back and hip pain.