Salsa dancing couple

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Instead of the Elliptical Trainer (465 calories)...
Try Salsa Dancing (393 calories)

The elliptical trainer smoothly mimics running without impact, which makes it appropriate for injured athletes. The salsa smoothly mimics the hip-gyrating movements of...well, you know, which makes it appealing to couples as well as those looking to partner up. Dance studios, rec centers, universities and gyms offer beginner salsa classes that draw students of all ages. This smoldering Latin dance helps tone the lower body and can also pump up your calves, especially if you wear a pair of good dance shoes. The best part is that a salsa session at a club or dance hall rarely ends after 60 minutes, so you can double or even triple your calorie-burning (and partner-impressing) potential.

As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.