5 Guidelines for Finding the Right Exercise for You

Fox Trot Dance Lessons

Seeking a fun way to get fit? Not every workout will make you look forward to exercise, but we’ve got some tips on picking the right one for you—and why dancing could be your perfect match.


  1. Find a Fun Distraction
    Ever noticed how every step during a run can remind you how much you dislike it? From boredom to discomfort, it’s easy to get caught up in the negatives. But getting active doesn’t have to feel like a chore. The secret? Choose something so engaging it doesn’t even feel like exercise. Ballroom dancing is vibrant and enjoyable, making you forget you’re working out at all.
  2. Accountability Partners
    Teaming up with a buddy is a popular way to stay committed. It’s harder to bail on a friend than on yourself. Dance naturally fosters this partnership, whether you bring a friend or pair up with one of our instructors. This camaraderie is a huge plus of ballroom dancing.
  3. Quick Results
    Waiting ages to see any progress can be disheartening. Dance delivers immediate rewards: not just physically, but mentally too. You’ll notice improvements in your posture, agility, mental sharpness, and self-esteem right from the start.
  4. Avoid the Intimidation Factor
    Ever felt out of place in a Zumba class or baffled by extreme yoga poses? Starting something new can be daunting. That’s where dance shines. You won’t feel lost among experts. Our individualized attention ensures you progress at your pace, without embarrassment or feeling overwhelmed.
  5. Stay Motivated
    Maintaining an exercise routine can be tough, but ballroom dance lessons at Arthur Murray offer a unique form of motivation. You won’t have to force yourself to attend like you might with the gym. Our students find all sorts of reasons to keep coming back, from boosting confidence to enhancing their social life.


Thinking of giving dance a try? Here’s what keeps our students coming back:

  • Gaining more confidence
  • Enjoying a workout that doesn’t feel like one
  • Having a blast
  • Dancing confidently with their partners
  • Being able to dance anywhere
  • Making new friends
  • Improving their social life
  • Finding stress relief
  • Enhancing coordination

Join us at Arthur Murray to discover your own reasons to dance your way to fitness!