Sadly my physiological knowledge is not extensive enough to produce an in depth explanation of why salsa is so great for your health, fitness and general well-being (I'm sure someone can help me out in the comments). My intention is merely to comment that whenever I am away from salsa, I notice a huge difference in my body - specifically a decline in muscle tone and an increase in "squidginess".
I've always been very active and have a background in sports that are considered to be high intensity. When I first started salsa, I never imagined that dancing would help me obtain a shape that I'm most happy with. I have never been so unaware of such an intense cardio session - the fun totally takes over and you forget you're exercising! It's also the most interactive and "full-contact" work -out that I have ever had!
I know I we all dance because we love the feeling, but I was wondering how much the rest of the community rate salsa as a fitness activity and how it has impacted on people's fitness levels or altered their routines? :)
It certainly works for the celebs on Strictly :D