Exercise

The World’s Fittest Dance

As part of our Medibank Live Better program, we launched the World’s Fittest Dance, collaborating with Australia's leading contemporary dance company, the Sydney Dance Company, and renowned sports scientist Dr Craig Duncan.

Written by Editor Medibank

 

Designed to get Aussies moving and hearts pumping, the World’s Fittest Dance is flexible for both beginners and advanced dancers. We sat down with our lead choreographer, Holly Doyle from the Sydney Dance Company, for an easy step-by-step guide for members to follow at home.

Check out the video below to watch the behind-the-scenes journey and dance along.

Watch: The World's Fittest Dance

Step 1

With an open palm, push your right hand across your chest until your arm is straight.

At the same time, bend your left knee and stretch your right leg back out straight. Your right arm and right leg should arrive out at the same time.

Step 2

With your feet together, bring both your right arm and right leg back towards the centre of your body. Your fists should be closed and resting on your chest with your elbows lifted to the side.

Step 3

You’re now going to repeat Step 1, but this time using your left arm and left leg.

With an open palm, push your left hand across your chest until your arm is straight. At the same time, bend your right knee and stretch your left leg out. Like before, your left arm and left leg should arrive out straight at the same time.

Step 4

Repeat Step 2 with your feet together, to bring both the left arm and left leg back towards the centre of your body.

Now, you’re going to do what’s called chicken legs and we’re going to do the move starting with the right side.

To do this move, step on your right leg while bending and opening the knees out to the side. At the same time, swing the arms naturally in a loose running arm position across the chest.

Step 5

Now, we’ll do chicken legs to the left.

Step on your left leg while bending and opening the knees out to the side. Swing the arms naturally in a loose running arm position across the chest.

Step 6

Step to the right on your right leg and turn your body to face in the other direction. At the same time, lift your arms straight above your head (not illustrated).

Still facing the back, step your left foot together with your right and put both arms straight out to the side so they are parallel to the floor.

Step 7

You should still be facing the back of your space.

Now, repeat Steps 1–7 in the same order as above. Completing Step 7 will naturally turn you back around to face the front.

And there you have it, the World’s Fittest Dance move in just a few steps! To turn this move into a workout or dance sequence, you can gradually build momentum at a pace that’s comfortable for you.

 

 

This is general information. It is not health advice and it is not tailored to meet your individual health needs. You should consult a trusted health professional before determining whether this fitness activity is suitable for you.

 

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