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Morning Workout Overhaul: Skip the Gym, Try a Dance Party

Photo by Brittni Zacher via Facebook/<a href=";theater">Morning Gloryville</a>
Photo by Brittni Zacher via Facebook/Morning Gloryville

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For 26 seasons —or however long Grey's Anatomy has been on the air— television doctor Meredith Grey has been recovering from the stress of work and life with a bottle of booze and a living room dance party. Thanks to Taylor Swift's undeniably-catchy "Shake It Off," most real people who have feelings have probably embraced a similar tradition by now— dancing, in the most uncoordinated way possible, shrouded in the anonymity of their homes. But the stress relief dance party needn't be limited to an end-of-the-day, living room ritual. Two companies, Daybreaker and Morning Gloryville— want you to start your day with a dance party, SFGate reports.

Both companies product substance-free morning raves around the city where you can dance your ass off before heading into work. And since aerobic dancing can burn almost 450 calories in an hour, the AM rave trend could qualify as your new fitness regime. Prices for the parties range between $18 and $35, (depending on the organizer and whether you purchase a ticket in advance), so the cost is similar to what you would pay for a single session at one of the city's boutique studios.

The next party will be with Morning Gloryville on Wednesday, January 14th from 6:30 to 10:30 am in the Inner Mission, followed by a Daybreaker on January 20 at Supperclub from 7:30 to 9:30. If you're down to try it, all you have to do is buy your ticket and come ready to dance. (Coffee and breakfast treats are provided; costumes are optional.) Bring your best moves and get ready to rock.

· Morning dance parties unite Mill Valley moms, Mission techies [SFGate]
· Six Workouts to Rescue You from a Fitness Rut [Racked]