Burn Calories , tone and shape your booty and legs , improve agility and coordination. The moves target your legs, upper body, and core, building strength and flexibility. They also improve your balance, coordination, and agility. The social component of a group class can be beneficial in forging new connections and may help to raise motivation levels.
STEP WORKOUTS ARE SO VERSATILE
– You can make them as high or low impact as you want meaning they are suitable for all fitness levels.
– You can concentrate more on strength, cardio ,toning or HITT making it a versatile workout.
NEW TO STEP????
Don’t worry we’ve got you!!!!
Start with a low step and follow the instructor ,if you get lost its not a biggie just march your feet and join back in when you’re ready. It takes between 5 and 10 classes to get your step legs and when you do it feels AMAZING!!!!!
THE BENEFITS OF STEP :
CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH :
step aerobics has all the benefits of a high-intensity cardio workout without putting stress on your joints. It improves overall fitness by building strength , reducing fat, and boosting your cardiovascular health- Several studies have shown that engaging in 1 hour of step aerobics is roughly equal to running 7 miles. It also burns calories, making it an ideal way to maintain your target body weight.
LEG STRENGTH :
your leg strength will greatly benefit from performing step exercises. One of the reasons as to why it is so great for your leg muscles is because step ups are a unilateral movement. This means that doing a step up forces you to exercise each leg separately, thus increasing your single-legged balance and the ability to use each leg separately.
Step aerobics and step ups are great because they utilize virtually every muscle in the leg, therefore making it one of the best ways to increase leg strength. Step ups are a type of strength training for your legs, thus they are also great for cyclists and runners because it will complement any cycling or running routine. Step aerobics will tone your muscles and definitely make your glutes look better too.
MUSCULOSKELETAL HEALTH :
STEP helps to increase your musculoskeletal health . doing step aerobics can increase your bone health and ward off problems in the future.
Step aerobics is a weight bearing exercise, the type of exercise which is best for increasing bone mass and bone density. This is because weight bearing exercises such as stepping up and down like with step aerobics forces your bones to generate more mass.
The constant strain and pressure caused by weight bearing exercises stimulate your bones to create more bone cells, thus increasing their density, size, and strength.
Healthier bones are great because they make you more mobile, help you balance better, and of course combat the effects of degenerative bone diseases too. Studies show that weight bearing exercises such as step aerobics are great for reducing the effects of degenerative bone diseases such as osteoporosis, that or even prevent it from occurring in the future.
LOW IMPACT :
One of the biggest benefits of engaging in step aerobics as a primary form of exercise is that it is low impact. Low impact exercises are defined as those which make you keep 1 foot on the ground at all times, therefore lowering the stress and impact on your joints.
for people that already suffer from bone and joint problems such as osteoporosis, high impact exercises like running can cause more harm than good. People who have weak ankles or knees or for those who suffer from degenerative bone diseases definitely want to engage in low impact exercises as opposed to high impact ones. The same is true for beginners who are not used to strenuous exercise.
One versatile thing about step aerobics is that it can actually come in the form of both a high impact and low impact exercise. You can engage in moderate step aerobics which is classified as low impact or you can step things up, make your routine more intense, and turn your step aerobics routine into a high impact affair.
The choice here is yours to make and whether you want to engage in low or high impact exercises depends on your own health and fitness level. Thanks to the nature of step aerobics it can be both of those things. You should be aware that the high impact version will help you burn more calories as opposed to the low impact version, however depending on your health it may better for your bones.