YouTube Dance Fitness

It’s not always about going to the gym, lifting weights, or doing traditional cardio. There are so many different types of fitness styles out there- you should never feel limited in your choices! People do a lot of sitting nowadays, but your body was made to move and move in so many different ways. And there’s nothing that makes people want to move their bodies more than music. That, or if you’re being chased by a dinosaur or something…

Music is fun. Dancing is fun. Both things have been around for hundreds of years- they’re celebratory things, and you have so much to celebrate! You’re alive! And I’m so happy that you are! More scientifically, dancing is an easy way to build up your cardio, boosts serotonin, and relieves stress. It also strengthens the muscles, improves coordination, and encourages a full range of movement.

There are many dance fitness accounts on YouTube. Below, I’ve shared my top 3 channels. I’ve watched these videos time after time and they’re always enjoyable. Most of the time they are recent songs like you hear on the radio. Just pick a song and follow along!

Refit is a great channel that has wide variety of songs that aim to instill positivity. They also have a mix of Christian music. This channel is great for any level of fitness. There are so many songs to choose from including modern hits as well as throwbacks.

The Fitness Marshall will definitely get you sweating. With more intense chorography style, this channel has all of the latest hits you’d find on the radio. You’ll feel like you’re going to the club rather than working out! Caleb Marshall is hilarious and full of high energy!

Shine Dance Fitness is a good mix between ReFit and The Fitness Marshall. The music choice includes hits as well as songs less commonly known. Regardless, this channel offers up a variety of movements that will make you feel badass.

Dance fitness is a quick way to get your heart pumping. Try doing a song or two for a great warm up before any other workout or just play your favorite song just for the hell of it! Reframe your mind when it comes to working out and move that body!

-Ze ❤

**Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any links that I post. Any programs, products, sites, etc. I mention are for sharing purposes only.**

What Makes You Happy?

Are there things in your life you never seem to have the time for? You wait until you have a day off to do them, but then, life seems to get in the way and the things you really enjoy get pushed to the wayside? That used to happen to me ALL. THE. TIME. Until I made them a priority.

I remember waking up one morning a couple years ago saying to myself: “there has to be more to life than this.” Then, I asked myself what I am passionate about. For me it was working out, learning Japanese, and writing. Especially writing. Any time I did manage to have a day off where I had time to write, I still never wrote anything because it was too big of a project. It just seemed so daunting! I remembered reading something about to get in the habit of writing, start with 10 mins a day. So, I took that and ran with it, applying it to the 2 other aforementioned things. I can honestly say that I HAVE FOUND SUCCESS with this method. Here is how I started:

I am a morning person (not like ass-crack-of-dawn morning, 90 minutes-2 hours before work), so the most logical time for me to be productive is when I wake up. I do these things no more than 5-10 mins every morning, in this order.

  1. Workout (I now work out 30 minutes every morning, but before my fitness level was up, I literally only worked out 10 mins a day)
  2. Study Japanese (I use an app called “Lingodeer” and do a lesson, then 5 min quiz)
  3. Write (this ends up only being a paragraph or so, but hey, I’ve gotten things written!)

I’ve also tried adding a 5-minute meditation with the app “Simple Habit” into my day. I was successful in the past, but I’ve gotten out of touch with it. Don’t get me wrong, I do have my moments where I do half of my routine or even skip it entirely, but knowing that I have a system in place to do things I look forward to, helps me to pick it up again the next day. There’s no need to punish yourself. Be kind to yourself and move forward.

You can start with just incorporating 1 thing into your day, see how it goes and then add more things as you feel ready. 🙂

Sincerely, we aren’t here to live other people’s lives. We are here for us- to enjoy life before it passes us by. Yes, there are certain things most of us have to do like work and pay bills, but that’s not all! If you don’t like your job, find a new one. If you don’t like your friends, find new ones OR become better acquainted with yourself. The things that are within your control can be changed to better suit and honor you for the person you truly are. So, what makes you happy?

-Ze ❤

**Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any links that I post. Any programs, products, sites, etc. I mention are for sharing purposes only.**

YouTube Fitness Review – Kat Musni

YouTube can be used for a lot of things. Aside from spending mindless hours watching random videos, you can also use it to get fit. As an introvert and a Cancerian, I like to stay home a lot. So, going to the gym for a regular workout isn’t really my thing. I’ve been using YouTube to work out for years and because of that, I have a few favorites. Today, I’d like to mention one, in particular, Kat Musni.

I came across Kat’s channel when I was looking to up my fitness level for my first ever Spartan race. Her workouts use dumbbells and every move is different, which is something I was looking for. Kat is a high energy, super positive person who is knowledgeable about her field. Her workouts always include a warm-up, a cool down, and great content. Mix in her motivating and insightful gab throughout the workout, you’ll feel great physically and mentally.

This past January, Kat posted her first 30-day fitness challenge called “The WarrioRAWR Challenge”. She gradually amps up the difficulty, but always offers modifications and encourages viewers to go at their own pace.

Side note: Kat is very open about her personal struggle with body image, sharing her progress every step of the way. She is a REAL PERSON and very approachable. I’ve had a few correspondences with her via Instagram and her personality is just as authentic and awesome as in her videos. I’m so thankful to have come across Kat Musni’s channel. It has changed my fitness entirely.

To view Kat’s channel, click here
To view the 30-day WarrioRAWR challenge, click here
To follow Kat on Instagram, click here

-Ze ❤

**Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any links that I post. Any programs, products, sites, etc. I mention are for sharing purposes only.**