Dancing with the Stars' Sharna Burgess Shares How She Stays So Fit – Even During the Show's Off Season
Even when Sharna Burgess isn’t hitting the ballroom floor every week on Dancing with the Stars, the pro dancer still makes fitness a priority.
“I need to be equally as fit on and off season,” Burgess, 30, tells PEOPLE. “During the season I have less time for the gym – especially once we get into the final weeks. But if I cannot get my cardio in, I try and take a hot yoga class for stretching and calming my energy.”
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“The best form of exercise is one that you enjoy,” she says. “Find a local dance studio, take a friend to hot yoga – make it a social thing if you struggle to find the motivation. Once there are changes in your body and your energy levels, that will be all the motivation you need.”
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Another essential piece of fitness advice?
“Remember to stay hydrated,” says Burgess. “We all underestimate how important that is.”
—Gabrielle Olya, @GabyOlya