The actress launches 100 Days of Dance, a program to help people lose weight and stay fit

By Elaine Aradillas
Updated January 01, 2012 03:55 PM
Credit: Brian Doben

Kirstie Alley is dancing into the new year!

On Sunday, New Year s Day, Alley launched 100 Days of Dance, a program in which she encourages people to dance for 100 consecutive days in order to lose weight or stay fit.

“I want everyone to experience some version of Dancing with the Stars,” says Alley, 60, who placed second and lost weight in the dance competition.

“People don’t have to do monotonous, zombie workouts that are boring,” Alley tells PEOPLE. “The thing about dancing is that it’s free and you can do it anywhere and any time.”

The actress, who lost 100 lbs. and whittled down to a size 6, says she stays fit by dancing one to two hours a day and following the diet plan Organic Liason. She’ll post videos of herself dancing on the site for 100 days starting on Sunday and she hopes to spotlight exotic locales with special guests along the way.

“My love is the Argentine Tango and I would love to go to Argentina in these 100 days,” says Alley. “I’ve got to make [John] Travolta dance with me. Jonathan Knight is going to dance with me. I have a whole fleet of people who said they would dance with me, so I’m excited.”