30-Minute Belly Dancing Workout For a Toned Core

Have a blast while you burn calories with this belly dancing workout from Leilah Isaac. No dance experience required โ€” just get ready to have a blast while you tone your core.

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47 thoughts on “30-Minute Belly Dancing Workout For a Toned Core”

  1. I’ll be doing this.. I survived cancer twice and lost half my face to amputation.. a tumor destroyed my jaw and changed everything.. I was labeled a freak. I decided to start over, travel South America and start a youtube channel to inspire others who feel ugly and not good enough for this world.. Im living proof that it’s all about energy and mindset.. with optimism and positive projection you can overcome any mental or physical hurdle. self love from within overpowers any physical shell! go check me out and subscribe if you want to help me grow. i want to give people a spark of change.

    1. Claire Johnson

      The best website so far I found to learn Belly Dance is 4BellyDanceClasses.blogspot.com Hope this will helpโ€ฆ.

  2. I’ve been so out of shape lately ๐Ÿ˜ฌ *Let’s motivate each other!* โ˜บ๏ธGet off that couch and I know you’re holding those chips in your hands.. cos I am LOLololol Be consistent with your fitness, y’all could do it guys ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  3. This is not my thing, but I think it’s great that Popsugar offers different workouts. Would love to see more Barre, I love the workouts with Marnie Alton and Romi Rivera! Also please bring Jeanette Jenkins and Kit Rich back!

  4. more dance please! This is by far the best ab specific workout PSF has released! This is so fun and exactly what I was looking for! Thank you so much! Please bring Leilah back in the future! and my abs are on FIRE! it burns so good!

  5. Thank you so much, PopSugar & Leilah! I’ve been waiting forever for a belly dancing workout! This is by far my favorite dance workout!

    1. Now ANYONE Can Learn To Belly Dance Easily From Home! Go From Beginner To Expert With Over 50 Step-By-Step Videos With Private Coaching That Beats All Other Belly Dancing Classes > OnlinebellyDanceClass.blogspot.com

    2. I’m not sure but ,if anyone else needs to find out about how to belly dancing videos try Tarbetti Instant Dancing Tutor(just google it ) ? Ive heard some great things about it and my mate got great success with it.

  6. I just did this. Wow it was really hard to follow, thank god I don’t have a mirror to see myself in. But I liked it. Also it really got my heart rate up, didn’t expect that.

    1. Well, if one practice it often it does work on abs really well. I know since I’ve met some pro dancers in my city. Dancing only belly dance. Great abs, very small waist and great sense of balance. Were able to mve gracefully for over an hour long show in a narrow space of one one club. If I recall well they were performig 2-3 times a week during weekend, having regular workout 3 times a week plus some at home alone work on choreography and such. So it looks easy and graceful but if done well and frequently it is a decent abs workout. One of those girls literally had a six pack and never had done anything else but this since she hated gym but loved this dance due to fascination with the culture. It was has sole and only workout/form of physical activity. And she did look like an athlete.

    1. Patrick knowling

      Friends I found the best website that will help you to learn Belly Dance that is HootBelly.xyz Hope this will helpโ€ฆ

  7. The whoosh sound she makes at times is annoying๐Ÿ˜‘ but love the workout, minus her added sound effects.

  8. i did this dance exercise and now have tendonitis in both my legs that keeps coming back and am currently hobbling around my home weeks later. be very careful to build up very slowly with the jumping on your toes if you are going to do this video

  9. thank you so much i have been wanting to belly dance and workout at the same time thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Rishika Srivastava

    love you so much, appreciate your work alot, u make workout so much fun ๐Ÿ™‚ god bless you โ˜บ๏ธ

  11. Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฎ it is wonderful …. i spent two year to be a trainer in belly dance
    In your manner …it not take more than 6 months u mix bet.muscle exercises and belly dance movements

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