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Mix Up Your Workouts with Cardio Dance Classes

Exercise can feel like a chore. High-energy music and an entertaining instructor can be the push you need to stay motivated and engaged in your workouts. Here are a few cardio dance workouts and fitness instructors on YouTube to try to reinvigorate your workouts.

The Fitness Marshall is a cardio dance instructor and choreographer known for his contagious energy and fun dance workouts set to pop songs. Caleb Marshall, the driving force behind The Fitness Marshall, is a longtime dancer and choreographer who started posting videos to YouTube in 2014. Today, he teaches his popular cardio classes live throughout the United States and in videos online.

The Fitness Marshall offers full, 60-minute workouts available to members and makes short video clips available on YouTube. New videos are posted weekly.

Dance along to workouts set to Demi Lovato’s “I Love Me,” Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts,” or Sia’s “Cheap Thrills.”

Obsessed with TikTok dances? The YouTube fitness channel MadFit has a 15-minute long TikTok Dance Party Workout that includes a mashup of eight popular TikTok songs.

Move to Arizona Zervas’ “Roxanne,” Tiagz, “They Call Me Tiago,” or Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage.”

If TikTok isn’t your thing, MadFit has a variety of dance cardio workouts, as well as yoga, low impact, and HIIT workouts. There are also videos featuring no-equipment exercises and several you can do in an apartment.

Try out African dancing with Afrifitness, a YouTube channel that posts cardio workouts based on African dance moves. Rachael Okesola, Afrifitness creator, described herself on the Afrifitness website as an expert in African fitness and wellness. The workouts include African dance, resistance training, and HIIT moves set to African music, according to the Afrifitness website.

YouTube channel POPSUGAR Fitness has workouts based on several international styles of dance. Check out one of several Bollywood-style dance workouts, which is a Hindi-language sector of the Indian filmmaking industry that started in what is now Mumbai, in the 1930s, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. POPSUGAR Fitness also has belly dancing, Latin-style dance, hip-hop, and pop-style dance workouts. This fitness channel also HIIT, kickboxing, Tabata, and strength training classes, among many more exercise videos.

Do you love belting out Broadway tunes? Joseph Corella, a choreographer, Broadway performer, and dance teacher, has a YouTube channel with several musical-theater style dance workouts set to Broadway songs. Corella’s workouts are set to songs from “Mean Girls,” “Hairspray,” “Waitress,” “Mamma Mia!,” “Anything Goes,” and many more. Channel your inner theater geek and get a great workout in the process!


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