Aerobics is a form of physical exercise that combines rhythmic aerobic exercise with stretching and strength training routines with the goal of improving all elements of fitness (flexibility, muscular strength, and cardio-vascular fitness). It is usually performed to music and may be practiced in a group setting led by an instructor (fitness professional), although it can be done solo and without musical accompaniment. With the goal of preventing illness and promoting physical fitness, practitioners perform various routines comprising a number of different dance-like exercises
Low Impact Aerobics: This type of low-impact exercise is started at a slower rate and slowly increases its intensity. They do not include any activities that can often harm the bones or joints. Because of lower intensity, there is a lower risk of accidental injuries or leg overuse. Many times both feet are on the ground and sometimes one foot may be used.
High Impact Aerobics:High impact exercises are the exact opposite of low impact, hence the name. These exercises are filled with various rigorous actions. It may consist of jumping, turning, shuffling, doubling, etc. This type of aerobics involves energetic use of large muscle groups over a period of time for the purpose of cardiovascular exercise. The abdominal area, calf, and circulatory system are the main areas that these exercises target best for people who are nimble, active, and experienced.
Step Aerobics: In step aerobics, the main focus is to build the lower body. It uses step benches for work out and can be either high or low impact. The height of the step can be tailored to individual needs by inserting or removing risers under the step. Step height along with intensity and length of exercise time determine what type of impact this exercise will have on an individual. Some benefits of step aerobics are it helps burn calories thus reducing weight, provides endurance training to maintain health of the...