We've all seen the stars go through miraculous transformations when they take on intensive weekly dance lessons, and what's even better is that they actually look like they're enjoying themselves.
But the dancing, at least, looks fun. You'll move, dip and twist your way around a dance floor and barely notice the effort you're putting into it. You'll certainly notice the burn in your muscles later on, but until then, it's all dance music, synchronised movements and awesome costumes.
Zumba took the world by hip-swinging, gyrating storm just a few years ago and has remained a top staple of many fitness junkies since.The Latin inspired workout teaches you a few moves to crack out at the club over the weekend while burning off calories at the same time. There's a whole community of Zumba fanatics and plenty of gyms and studios offer regular classes that you can join.
In case you ever run into a gorgeous South American on the dance floor, then it will likely be a good idea to learn how to Salsa. This Cuban dance style is known for its high number of beats per minute, stunning dresses and strong leading men. All the inspiration you'll need to get excited about this type of dance is in the movie 'Take the Lead' with Antonio Banderas - watch it and just try not to feel like dancing!
Long a domain of shady nightclubs and those places guys like to go for buck's nights, pole dancing hasn't been given the props it deserves for its ability to keep its practitioners in top shape.
It has recently seen something of an entry into the mainstream with plenty of hen's nights taking up a group lesson together for a few giggles - but it should be considered for more than something of a laugh. Climbing and spinning around a pole gracefully is a full body workout - not to mention a whopper of an ice breaker on a first date!