Step aerobics is a fun, up-beat, full body workout that will get your heart pumping and put you in an amazing mood. Aerobic steps are relatively affordable and easy to store away when not in use, making them great for those with compact spaces or a limited budget. In this article, learn why you should add aerobic step workouts to your routine, and get started with 3 step aerobics workouts that you can follow along to from the comfort of your home!
Step Aerobic Benefits
Step aerobic workouts offer all of the incredible benefits of a high intensity cardio workout, with the added strength benefit of exercising on an incline to burn more calories, build strength, and improve coordination. Dive deeper into each benefit below.
1. Burn Calories
Step aerobics burns tons of calories, making it an ideal way to lose or maintain weight. The elevated step will help to increase your heart rate and challenge your legs as you step, helping you to burn even more calories!
2. Build Strength
Increase lean muscle mass in your lower body, upper body, and core. That’s right; you can work your full body on an aerobic step by using it to do lower body, upper body, and core exercises! Mix cardio aerobic step exercises in with challenging strength exercises on your step like elevated backs lunges, step squats, pushups, and mountain climbers for a fun way to get an incredible full body workout.
3. Improve Cardiovascular
Health Aerobic step workouts are designed to provide an incredible cardiovascular workout to elevate your current level of cardiovascular fitness. The wide variety of exercises that can be done on an aerobic step will allow you to continue challenging your fitness over time as your fitness level increases.
4. Boost Your Mood
Ready to feel great and boost your confidence? Aerobic step workouts are the perfect workout for you. Research shows that exercise on an aerobic step can boost your mood and energy levels(1).
5. Improve Balance & Agility
Finally, step aerobics is an incredible way to boost your balance and agility. By adding a step into your workout, your body will have to fight for balance to keep you confident and stable through each step. Plus, adding more challenging step combos to your routine will increase your coordination and agility!
Aerobic Step Workouts
Ready to get started? Set up your workout space, and make sure you have a water bottle handy because it’s about to get sweaty! Get your step on with the 3 fun step aerobics workouts below designed for every level.
20 Minute Low Impact Cardio Aerobic Step & Core Workout for Beginners
25 Minute Cardio & Full Body Intermediate Aerobic Step Workout
30 Minute Full Body Strength Building Advanced Aerobic Step Workout
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(1) “Effect of Exercise Intensity on Mood In Step Aerobics” US National Library of Medicine National Center for Biotechnology Information, 1997, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9407751/. Accessed 27 April, 2021.