What to do During the Holiday Break?

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December 10, 2013 by Nicole

holidayWith the holidays fast approaching, it’s highly likely that you’ll have some time off from the studio….so, what do you do with it?

You should absolutely enjoy the season! Eat, rest & be merry – it only comes around once a year! However, it’s also really important to stay engaged with your body, so that your first dance class in the new year starts off on the right foot. Basically, if you spend the whole break on the couch, you’re not going to start the new year as your best dance self.

The winter break might be the perfect opportunity to try out some strength training. You know I’m a fan. Or it could be the time to start your yoga practice – great complimentary training to dance! It utilizes similar muscles in different ways and further forges a mind-body connection. For me, personally, yoga has also helped cultivate gratitude for what my body can do.

Can’t get away from the house? Strength training is still an option! (I’m really trying on that one.) But so is going for a walk/jog, stretching, or trying out a workout DVD.

In short, remember to move! It’ll help compensate for the holiday treats and make your first week back in class an easier transition.

Do you have break goals? Or are you able to just truly take off? Tell me about it in the comments section!

About the author: I’m a professional communicator with a love of dance, entertainment and constant improvement. You can find me on Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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