For some, aerobics is a super-fun activity and it has taken the exercise world by storm ever since it first burst onto the scene over two decades ago. It has withstood the test of time and has remained extremely popular because of the wide array of benefits that aerobics offers.
It offers health benefits, fitness, fun, agility, stress-relief and relaxation techniques and the chance to wear a ridiculously coloured Lycra outfit that you couldn't normally get away with!
By doing aerobics regularly you will reap the rewards of a new and improved healthy lifestyle as it offers a plethora of health benefits. In this day and age we are all concerned with the condition of our heart and this type of cardiovascular activity will pump and pound your heart into healthy fitness. For those seeking to lose weight, there is no better exercise. Simply put, this activity is a calorie mega-burner! When doing this type of workout it is common to find yourself soaked to the skin in sweat and you will often find yourself close to exhaustion by the end of a gruelling aerobics class. Advanced classes will often focus on flexibility and range of movement so regular attendance can significantly help you in this regard. You will also find that your general levels of fitness are the best they have ever been.
Due to its unbridled popularity and success, this revolution in exercise has metamorphosised into several different disciplines and styles. Step is perhaps the most common of all and consists of basic (and sometimes advanced) stepping techniques timed to the beat of fast-paced movement that is aimed to burn fat and boost fitness. Slide is a variation of the step style but includes a lot more lateral movements - classes in this tend to focus more on achieving flexibility. Whilst a non-impact exercise, injury in this field is not rare and goes some way to explaining its recent dip in popularity.
A recent phenomenon in this field is that of Aerospin. It is specially designed to be effective in the fight against burning fat and is well known for its muscle toning properties. It uses indoor cycling for a non-impact highly cardiovascular workout.