Losing Weight and Getting Fit With Just Dance 2015

Losing Weight and Getting Fit with Just Dance 2015
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Quick Summary: Can You Lose Weight with Just Dance 2015?

The answer is indeed yes! As you’ll read below, I have shed pounds before using games from the Just Dance franchise. I love that you can have so much fun while exercising. I ended up gaining back weight due to pregnancy and other stresses, but I bought Just Dance 2015 and 2016 and know that I am able to slim down while gaming now that I am back to losing weight. Try it out for yourself and see how much fun it can be!

Losing Weight and Getting Fit with Just Dance 2015

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I am no stranger to the Just Dance franchise. I own:

I won a spot on Ubisoft’s first Just Sweat Dream Team through my other blog and worked on losing weight by playing Just Dance 4 for most of the time. I combined that with Weight Watchers and did indeed lose 25 pounds in the process. I  gained back some weight, but that’s because of my own fault, not Just Dance 🙂  since I went through the rough times when Eric was quite sick and life was a bit stressful. The pounds also crept on when I was pregnant with Leia. However, it’s back to weight loss now and my clothes are fitting better.

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Tips to Lose Weight with Just Dance 2015

  • Consult a Doctor Before You Start. It’s a good idea to get checked out and make sure there’s no hidden problems or reasons why you might need to take it easier when trying to lose weight.
  • Make a Commitment to Do It Several Times a Week. As you might know, you need to work out several times a week if you want to see results. Aim for at least 30 minutes each session. Since a song usually seems to average about three minutes long, you would only need to do 10 songs. But hey, it’s a fun game….keep going if you can!
  • Wear Shoes. You usually do this indoors at your house, but wearing shoes can help support and protect your feet and ankles.
  • Give All of the Songs a Chance. You never know which songs will end up being your favorites. If you can find those ones that get you pumped and excited to keep going, it will make your weight loss efforts go easier.
  • Check Out the Download Section. Ubisoft keeps producing new songs even after the disk comes out. Some are songs found in previous editions of Just Dance. Others are brand new versions. Some of my favorite songs overall have come from this area.
  • Create a Song List with Warm Up, Regular Songs and a Cool Down The songs in the game do vary in speed and intensity. Ease into your workout session with a couple of the slower songs. After you have finished doing your set of faster songs, cool down with a couple more of the less difficult ones.
  • Get Your Whole Body Moving. At least in my versions for the Wii, the points are scored based on your hand and arm movements. Technically you could just stand there mostly and still get a great score, but it’s not as good for weight loss. I have fun and try to copy all of the dance moves and make sure I am giving my legs a good workout too.
  • Try the Other Versions of Just Dance too.  Having a wide variety of songs and dance styles to choose from will help keep you from getting bored with this program. This will make your exercise plan easier to stick with each week.
  • Keep a Glass of Water or Bottle Nearby.  I found that it helped me to keep going if I had a glass of water nearby to grab quick between songs. You can work up a sweat easily and it is good to stay hydrated.
  • Eat a Balanced Diet. It will be difficult to lose any weight with Just Dance unless you are also changing what you eat. Whether it’s paleo, Weight Watchers, Whole 30 or some other plan, use this opportunity to make your diet healthier.
  • Be Considerate to Those Around You. I used to do Dance Dance Revolution, but gave it up when I moved into a second floor condo. This game isn’t quite as loud and won’t be as hard on the floor, but I would suggest not doing it at 2 am when it might wake your neighbors.
  • Never Give Up, Never Surrender.  It’s one of my favorite movie quotes and it holds true here too. Unless you are playing the game 8 hours a day for weeks (not recommended!), this isn’t going to be a quick fix where you lose 40 pounds every month or anything like you would see on The Biggest Loser. However, you can steadily shed the pounds and get into better shape, while having a fun time gaming!

Come try Just Dance 2015 with me! Let me know in the comments…have you lost weight with Just Dance? What are your favorite songs? Losing Weight and Getting Fit with Just Dance 2015

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    • Erica Lynn
    • November 22, 2014

    I just started looking into using the Just Dance games for weight loss, so I am definitely excited to see that it works! Especially after seeing the playlist for the 2015 game. Best wishes on reaching your goals!

      • Miss Nessa
      • April 5, 2015

      Thanks so much! I hope that you have fun with it.

      • aminah
      • July 20, 2015

      hi i was wondering which one is better 2014 or 2015 one also will it help me to losse 5 stone from 14 in 8 weeks thank if u relp

    • Renhen
    • January 4, 2015

    I just started a low glycemic diet with no added sugars or refined carbs. I also just started Just Dance 2014 for exercise. I hate getting on exercise machines. They are so boring that I focus on feeling worn out. When I dance, the time flies by & I actually sweat. I would like to lose 70 pounds, but my goal is any at all! Good luck!

      • Miss Nessa
      • January 10, 2015

      Good luck to you too! That is indeed why I love this too….doesnt seem like exercise. I have been dealing with family stuff but will be back at it soon.

    • Jen
    • October 19, 2015

    I would like to know how this is going for you?

      • Miss Nessa
      • October 29, 2015

      I need to get back to it. Currently pregnant (wheee) so haven’t been focusing on weight loss really. It does work, though, and a really fun way to exercise 🙂

    • TYLER
    • March 31, 2016

    I just started on just dance 2016 plus it came with a 3 month trial with 150+ extra songs so I am going to try every day at least 30 mins

      • Miss Nessa
      • March 31, 2016

      That sounds like a great plan! I will have to look into the 150+ extra song part. It’s good to have a lot of variety. I wish you the best of luck.

    • Zack
    • July 21, 2016

    Since reading your blog, I decided to buy the game 3 months ago. I’ve also been doing EA Sports Active 2 on the PS3 and have noticed losing an additional 2 pounds per month.

    Here’s my routine:

    1. 20 minutes of Just Dance
    2. One session of EA Sports Active 2 on hard mode
    3. 50 push-ups
    4. 30 pull-ups

    Lost around 25 pounds in 3 months.

    I really, really hope they make another EA Sports Active on the PS4 with the use of the camera. The straps on the PS3 version are such a pain to clean and will get worn out eventually.

      • Miss Nessa
      • July 21, 2016

      Congrats on the weight loss! Sounds like a good routine. We have a PS4 now so it would be good indeed if they did.

    • Shawna Griffith
    • September 22, 2016

    This is genius! I HATE working out. This could be a fun way for me and my homeschool kiddo to be more active while not feeling like it’s really exercise.

    • AUSTIN
    • January 22, 2017

    i played it for 3 hours straight, now im just a skinny 15 year old boy with a high metabolism. i lost 5 pounds in one day (120 before 115 after).
    i would recommend it for the kinect simply because you move a lot more.

    • lizzy
    • February 15, 2017

    wow all these stories are some helpful tips?…n i just started playing just dance 2017 i love it❤❤❤it makes m3 sweat and at first i felt tired and disnt feel like doing it n know since i got 3 months of just dance unlimited im loving it❤❤??✌ita the best its a good workout..my goal is to do it 5-6days a week for 1 hour wish me the best of luck?✌??

      • Miss Nessa
      • February 15, 2017

      Awesome! I guess we are getting Just Dance 2017 when we get the Nintendo Switch, so it will be interesting to try it on that system. I wish you lots of luck and let me know how it all goes!

  1. Reply

    I love using video games to get active myself! Excise and you don’t even mind/realize it. I too use Just Dance to get moving.

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