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Dance will burn calories, increase flexibility and improve the efficiency of your heart and lungs.

Alan Johnson, the Health Secretary, has today suggested that dance could be the panacea to treat the nation’s obesity epidemic, further to learning of John Sergeant’s remarkable weight loss during preparations for Strictly Come Dancing.

As usual, award-winning health spa, Ragdale Hall in Leicestershire is ahead of the curve having staged a number of dance-themed special events in the recent past and currently offering a timetable that features a wide selection of unique dance fitness flavours. From rock’n’roll to latin, disco to swing and even streetdance to cheerleading, Ragdale can boast one of the broadest and most exciting offerings to be found under one roof. Click here to view a sample Ragdale Hall Fitness Timetable

Ragdale’s Fitness Expert, Dean Hodgkin, has worked with both Reebok and Nike to create dance fitness programmes (City Jam and Rock Star) and sees great value in dance as a vehicle to improving one’s health and fitness. ‘Dance will burn calories, increase flexibility and improve the efficiency of your heart and lungs.' It’s a great way to push the fun factor sky high and so relieve the boredom of pure fitness-for-fitness-sake pursuits. Importantly, then, if you enjoy an activity you are much more likely to stick at it and so see the results you desire’, comments Dean, who is well aware of the startling attrition rate witnessed in traditional health clubs.

Since dance also gives an avenue for self-expression and an opportunity to simply play like when you were a child, exploring the boundaries of your body’s movement potential, it’s no surprise participants report significantly positive changes in mood following a dance class. It’s a great route to reducing stress, which can only be a good thing in these credit crunch days.

To sample Ragdale’s latest creations, Dance Thru The Ages and Strictly Dance Aerobics, contact Vicki Taylor, Marketing Manager on 01664 434831 or email

Ragdale Hall Health Hydro & Thermal Spa, Ragdale Village, Nr. Melton Mowbray,
Leicestershire, LE14 3PB ~ 01664 434831 ~

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