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Heat Up Your Home Workout With These Burlesque Dance Moves

Dancing is a workout! And in honor of Valentine's Day we've created our own burlesque dance workout inspired by Christina Aguilera's sexy move in Burlesque. Take a lesson in your living room and get ready for some body rolls and deep squats. High heels are optional!

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Burlesque. It's not just a movie, it's actually a great workout. Inspired by Christina Aguilera's toned physique in the film, we've brought in Janelle Dote to show us three easy moves that you can do at home that don't require any equipment. I've worked on music videos with Jennifer Lopez and Mario. The first move I am going to show you, the grapevine swivel. Now we're mirroring these so it's a little easier for you to follow along at home. First move, grapevine swivel, starting with your right foot, take four steps your right. It's one, two, three together, four, pivot with your right foot, five, six, seven, and eight. Let's try the grapevine swivel. Five, six Seven Eight One Two Three Four Five Six Seven and Eight. I can really feel that in my lower body. It targets the abductors, the glutes and then when you get really into it, you'll get your quad and your hamstring. So now you're ready to move on to the second step, the step out and stroke down. Starting with a step out on each foot with your right foot, step out, step out left on two, chest pump, three jump together, four. It's a slow swivel, five, six, quick seven and quick eight as you stroke down your body. So, are you ready? I'm ready. Five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. I really love this move. I can already feel it in my abs. You're using your upper abs, your lower abs, your midsection, and even with those popping moves, you're using your core to stabilize yourself. Okay, you're ready for your third and final step, the drop it like it's hot. So remember the lower you can go the better for your workout, but do what you can do and just build up to that. First move, you're going to drop down on one jump out on two over your right leg to make up three, four, keep your legs open, drop down five, jump out over your left leg on six to make up seven, eight. Let's all try this together. You ready? Five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six six, seven, eight. With this move, you will feel a sweat coming on. That's because it's a power move. When you go down to come up, you're using your cardio and strength training to really maximize workout. So now you've learned all three moves. We are going to put them together, get into costume, let down our hair and give you the full burlesque effect. Alright, so now let's put it all together. You ready? Here we go. Five, six, seven, great fun. One, two, three four, swivel, five, six, seven and eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Drop one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Good! If you really want to amp this up, put on a pair of heels, the higher, the better. You'll feel muscles working that you didn't even know exist. Thank you so much, Janelle. My pleasure, thank you. And remember, if you're not ready to pull out the corsets just yet, these moves will still get you best bod in no time. Thanks for watching FitSugar TV. See you next time.

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