The best thing about a dance mat has to be how much fun it is. Unlike doing the same workout at the gym every session, the dance mat can provide a different program each time. With so many games available the possibilities are endless.
Working out on the Dance Mat can burn around 60 calories in 10 short minutes. As it’s so addictive you’ll soon find you’ve been playing for longer than that. Playing on the dance mat improves your fitness levels and co-ordination. It can be done alone, with a friend or with your children. You can also plug in two mats at the one time and dance against each other. Why not get your mates together and have a Dance party? I’m not much of a dancer but had to admit I thought using a dance mat would be simple. You just move your lets in time with the arrows, nothing to it. It turns out that this is not the case. Getting legs and brain to work together was a harder task than I had imagined.
I picked my song and all of a sudden the first few arrows flew up the screen and disappeared before I knew it. I realized I now had to start moving my feet. As I stepped to the beat my arms flapped all over the place trying to help my legs keep in time. You don’t actually have to move y our arms but for some reason mine just move when my feet do! I’m sure it didn’t help that I was laughing uncontrollably at myself most of the time. I could just imagine how funny I might look if people could see me bobbing around like this.
After a few more sessions on the dance mat, I can now complete some of the harder songs. You find that you eventually stop moving your leg out and then back to the middle pad and just move around on the arrows. That’s when you really start dancing, and looking good!?
I’ve found that I don’t get out of breath as easily and am more co-ordinates so it’s well worth looking a bit silly to start with. But be warned, it’s addictive!!