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Dance Workout Routines with Julianne Hough

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Dance Workout Routines with Julianne Hough
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Two-time Dancing With the Stars champ Julianne Hough shares her dance workout routines and more with Shape readers.

Julianne may have been booted off the popular show early this season-thanks to her two-left-feet partner, Adam Carolla-but the 20-year-old has no plans to slow down her white-hot career. "I've always wanted to sing," says Julianne, who's touring this summer to promote her newly released, self-titled debut country CD.

Two-time Dancing With the Stars champ Julianne Hough shares her dance workout routines and more with Shape readers.
Julianne may have been booted off the popular show early this season-thanks to her two-left-feet partner, Adam Carolla-but the 20-year-old has no plans to slow down her white-hot career. "I've always wanted to sing," says Julianne, who's touring this summer to promote her newly released, self-titled debut country CD. "The opportunity to dance just came first."

Performing since she was 6, Julianne became the youngest female world champion in Latin dance when she was 13, and two years ago she began appearing on Dancing With the Stars. But it wasn't until one of the show's producers heard her sing that her voice got the same attention as her footwork and she got a recording contract.

Now that she's off the show, Julianne hits the gym near her home for fitness workouts four or five times a week.

"I'm not a morning person," she says, "but I prefer to work out early because it gives me an energy boost for the rest of the day." She starts with half an hour on either the treadmill, the elliptical, or the stationary bike, then does sculpting moves with free weights.

As a dancer, Julianne has come up with a few of her own creative dance exercise moves to keep things interesting.

"I don't like using the weight machines because they don't allow me the freedom to move around," she says. "With free weights I can do little twists and turns and almost choreograph my workouts. That's more fun for me, and the time goes by faster."

"There are certain areas of the body that dancing won't tone, so I still stretch and do crunches, lunges, and arm moves just about every day," says Dancing With the Stars' Julianne Hough. She maintains her sculpting plan off-season too, when she runs for 30 to 45 minutes on most days. We asked Julianne to show us the 15-minute fitness workouts she does to supplement her dancing.

Do Julianne's workout routines with dance exercise moves twice a week.

You'll notice your legs firming up, your arms becoming more defined, and your muscles getting more limber. You just may be inspired to sign up for dance lessons-and you'll have the body for it!

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