In the Stone Age, Hunter-gatherers would exercise by throwing boulders from one spot to another while swaying to some sweet calypso beats or taking their overly enthusiastic and energetic pet Sabre-tooth tiger for a “walk”. Experience exercise in a fun and less hazardous way with today’s Groupon: 8 classes of Callanetics for ladies at Tanya Tait Dance Studio for R60.
Known as the no impact isometric exercise that focuses on stretching and toning the body, Callanetics is the perfect form of fitness that will not put strain on your body or cause you to walk around like Frankenstein. At Tanya Tait Dance Studio, situated in the Woodlands area, you will experience a fun and intensive workout and because it is gentle yet effective as an exercise routine, Callanetics is appropriate for any age or fitness level. Callanetics exercises generally feature small pulses or contractions of muscles rather than lots of movement and sweat. It uses isometric movement, which is when you carefully flex and pulse different parts of your body in small precise movements. The main aim of this exercise is to tone and lift the body and in comparison to the usual forms of exercise such as lifting weights, which contracts and shortens your muscles, Callanetics elongates them.
Exercise, like eating all your vegetables and flossing, is one of those things you do not really want to do, but will help you in the long run. Dancing with the bulls while wearing a bright red unitard would be met with more enthusiasm. Most complain that they either do not have time to exercise, between living their lives and playing “Where’s he - where’s he” with Chester their cat, or that exercise is too much effort. With the professionally trained body shapers at Tanya Tait Dance Studio, you will see that exercise does not have to be time consuming or leave you looking sweatier than a gorilla in a sauna covered in a mink blanket.
Callanetics targets deeper muscles and improves your posture which leads to an improved overall body profile. Benefits of Callanetics also include developing lean, firm legs, lifting and tighten your behind and creating a tight, flat stomach, all while protecting your back and knees.
Exercise fact: Dolphins exercise to old 80’s workout videos that have found their way to the bottom of the sea. They play it on their VHS players, which also miraculously sunk into the deep, and have group exercise nights every Friday where they wear headbands and shuffle socks.