[widget id=”ad_unit-350545257″]Ad Widget: Fitness – 468×60 Banner Inline[/widget]How long have you been doing aerobics routines and exercises? If the whole thing is becoming disheartening, then most likely it is because the same repetitive routines are making the experience dull and monotonous. There is another choice but to step up! What about getting into step aerobics?
Step aerobics uses a platform and follows a a routine that is choreographed. It may also use a domed flexible apparatus used in BOSU (Both Sides Utilized) which is a balance exercise routine. To attain a total body workout, step aerobics may be fused with other routines such as use of jumping rope, body sculpting routines, sliding or funk aerobics.
Why is step aerobics an ideal workout? Similar to the traditional aerobics, it can also promote resiliency, strength, wellness, good mood, and retentive mind. The beat and the choreography can make the heart and the lungs pumping. The use of legs makes it an ideal cross-training exercise for those into cycling, running and walking. It also develops one’s sense of balance, coordination and flexibility. What can change the level of impact and the degree of difficulty of step aerobics are the rhythm of the music, the complexity of the choreography and the higher the step. For those who wants a greater challenge are welcome to use weights.
Step aerobics is very popular in the gyms these days as it adds variety, fun and challenge especially in cross-training. Except for those with problems on backs, knees and ankles anyone can do step aerobics. Lowering the height of the steps and slowing down the beat may help if one wishes to join the fun. The fact that shoe manufacturers came out with customize shoes for stepping means only that it is fast gaining popularity. Other athletic shoes may also be used except for running shoes which may cause one to stumble if those waffle bottom designs catch the top of the platform.
Just remember though that no matter how fit you are, get accustomed first with the lowest platforms of the step aerobics. If confused, forget the arms; concentrate on the foot work first. Despite difficulty, enjoy stepping by enjoying the moment.