Sweat and Sing Along to This 20-Minute Disney Workout That Combines HIIT and Dance
What's better than a fun dance cardio workout? A fun dance cardio workout set to Disney tunes we know and love. Personal trainer and dance instructor Emily Thorne has choreographed a 20-minute Disney HIIT Hop workout to songs we bet you're familiar with. She teamed up with the That Disney Girl YouTube channel for this video, and the playlist includes "Get'cha Head in the Game" from High School Musical, Mulan's "I'll Make a Man Out of You," Camp Rock's "Hasta La Vista," and "Zero to Hero" from Hercules. You'll warm up to "What Dreams Are Made Of" from The Lizzie McGuire Movie, and the other songs mentioned will have their own choreography that you'll learn in two parts.
HIIT Hop is exactly what it sounds like. It's a form of dance fitness that Thorne created using a Tabata-inspired format of 20 seconds of high-intensity work, 10 seconds of rest. In the video above, you'll be alternating between two different Tabata sequences of choreography for each song (aka, you'll do one move as many times as you can in 20 seconds before taking a 10-second break and continuing on to the second move, then back to the first again).
Instead of exercises like burpees and jump squats, prepare for hip-hop moves that will raise your heart rate and challenge your entire body. Moves include drumming and punching, some moves inspired by basketball (and HSM), the corkscrew, and even a variation of a switching lunge jump. Don't forget to cool down afterward, and get ready for a Disney sweat fest you won't want to miss. It's nostalgia in a nutshell — we dare you not to sing along!