Fitness Fun Friday with Michelle & Tammy – Step Aerobics

We are back and this week we are featuring Step Aerobics with Caroline at Next Level Fitness in Jackson, NJ. We did not master all the moves the first time around, but we have hope to do better on our next try! It is a great Aerobic workout!!

Aerobic exercise is an important part of a well-rounded exercise routine. Many different forms of exercise can give you an effective cardiovascular workout, and step aerobics is one of them. Step aerobics was introduced in the 1980s as part of the aerobics craze, and is still utilized in gyms and health clubs for a complete body workout. Step aerobics can be an intense workout, so consult your doctor for a check-up before you start.
A step aerobics session typically consists of sets of choreographed movements performed on a raised platform. The movements are usually accompanied by music and are designed to work the lower body, upper body and cardiovascular system. The step can be any type of raised bench, but in gyms and health clubs, plastic aerobic steps with nonslip surfaces on the top are used. You can do step aerobics at home by creating your own routine or following a video, or as part of a class at your health club.
Fitness Benefits
Exercising with an aerobic step provides several fitness benefits that can help you in other sports and in daily life. Regular sessions will provide both cardiovascular and muscular endurance. Incorporating both upper and lower body movements together will improve your coordination and agility, and the constant push up onto the step will increase leg strength.
Health Benefits
Along with making you a better athlete, aerobic stepping will also benefit your overall health. The intense cardiovascular workout will make your heart and lungs work more efficiently. The calorie burning aspect of the exercise will help you maintain a healthy weight, and avoid weight-related problems such as diabetes, heart disease and joint pain.
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