Looking for a New Workout? Try Drumming Exercises

Dr. Angela Seabright
Joshua Nelson

| 2 min read

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Exercising can be a strenuous task. What makes it harder is always doing the same typical exercises that can easily get boring. So, try something different this summer.
Drumming exercise is everything someone would expect from the title. The workout involves actual drum sticks and a group of people pounding to a song or an original beat. It’s a great way to get fit by the power of rhythm and is accessible to all age groups.
This full body workout provides the cardio you need while exercising. Drummers pound the floor and clink overhead in an upbeat fashion to different types of music. They’re also constantly moving from side to side and back and fourth, working their core to burn fat.
Having some similarities to Zumba and Aerobics, the drumming exercise gives participants more of an edge and is a great opportunity to relieve stress. Although it’s not very well known, it’s been receiving a lot of buzz for introducing a new way to lose weight. Now, a lot of fitness facilities are integrating the drumming exercise into their fitness programs.
“The drumming exercise is effective because the movement patterns associated with the class include everyday functional movement patterns,” Kane says.
Barb Kane, a health, wellness and fitness coach at the Maplewood Recreation Center in Garden City, MI, conducts drumming exercise sessions every Monday and Thursday at 6:15 p.m. During these sessions, Kane targets the upper, lower and core portions of the body. She receives a ton of positive responses from her workout sessions, as participants feel that it is fun because it doesn’t seem like exercise at all.
Kane enjoys conducting the class because music is as a universal language that everyone can enjoy and have fun working out too.
“So much can be communicated by strengthening the mind, body, and soul,” Kane shares.
Connect with your community by combining drumming, rhythm, music, and movement. Search for drumming classes at a fitness center near you or visit the Maplewood Center in Garden City, Mich. to participate in a class and meet Barb Kane.
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Photo Credit: Barb Kane

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