Alfonso Ribeiro: Dancing His Way To Health

  • stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis
  • better coordination, agility and flexibility
  • improved balance and spatial awareness
  • increased physical confidence
  • improved mental functioning
  • improved general and psychological wellbeing
  • greater self-confidence and self-esteem
  • better social skills.

Riberio says, “I’ve lost 17 pounds. When you’re working eight hours a day…you’re going to lose weight. It’s a lot of work, a lot of fun.”

“I’m always looking for something that’s kind of unique to do, something different. When they [Wendy’s] came to me it felt kind of fun to do especially now that I’m doing ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ It’s hard to find authentic, funny things to do out there…because typically what I get asked is ‘Can you come and do the Carlton Dance?’ So this was something that was kind of different so it made it a lot fun. If you can do something you love and have fun, that’s the win-win.”