Hot dancers offer advice on taking New York dance classes as a way to build lean muscles and increased flexibility. Michael Apuzzo, who has been a member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company for four years, explains how dance helps to keep him in shape.
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How does dancing keep you fit?
Dance requires you to constantly think about what your body is doing and what shape it’s making at any point in time. At the same time, it’s a physical exercise by necessity, so it forces you to stay at your peak physical shape and helps you maintain that for a long time.
Are there any exercise tools or techniques that you recommend?
I do a lot of warm-up exercises to activate my core, because if you just let the larger muscles do everything, they will eventually tire out, and then the smaller ones aren’t prepared to handle the workload. Also, since we’re on tour most of the year, I’ve learned to use Thera-Bands wherever I go. They come in different flexibilities, and you can tie them around poles or bedposts and target whatever muscle group you want.
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