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DWTS Sharna Burgess In Workout Gear Is Going "Back To Basics"

“On DWTS I never focused on my own dancing.”

Former Dancing With the Stars cast member Sharna Burgess is getting back into her best dance training since leaving the show. Burgess, 38, shared a video of herself dancing at a studio, wearing gray joggers and a white sports bra. "An imperfect work in progress. @julztocker I love how much we laugh with and at each other while trying to get it together lol. Back to basics today and it's shocking how off balance and stiff I was/am. On DWTS I never focused on my own dancing but rather sacrificed it to be what and where my partner needed. I developed bad habits and my technique got lazy. This combo is a version of something I used to do every single day while I was with Burn the Floor," she captioned the post. Here's how Burgess is living her best life.


Postpartum Care

Burgess welcomed her first child with Brian Austin Green in 2022 and took her time getting back into fitness again. "Honestly, I thought I would [feel pressure]. I thought it would be because of having been an athlete and my body being my career — it's not just about aesthetics on the outside, it's about how my core feels to be able to dance and do what I do," she told Us Weekly. I thought I would feel that pressure. [But] I don't have pressure on myself."


Love Your Workouts

Burgess has good advice for people just starting out on their fitness journey. "The best form of exercise is one that you enjoy," she told PEOPLE. "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."


Goodbye To DWTS

Burgess has mixed feelings about not being asked to return to Dancing With the Stars. "Because it was such a shock, because I wasn't expecting it, it was tough," she told Variety. "It's not the first time. My last five years on the show have been rocky — not because of the show. I love the show deeply, but we had a new executive producer come in, I think five years ago now. I had just won with Bobby Bones and he decided to not bring me back," Burgess said. "There's a lot of speculation as to why."


Rest Day

Burgess always takes one day a week to rest and relax. "It's a sleep-in, eat chocolate, and do whatever I want kind of day," she told Now To Love. "That helps me stay in line throughout the rest of the week. I have very low willpower when it comes to food, but if I have my structure, and I know that I can indulge at the end of the week, then I feel good about it."

No Off Season

Burgess doesn't allow herself to have an 'off season'. "I need to be equally as fit on and off season," she told 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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