A fitness step is a platform/step that ranges in height from 4 inches to 10 inches, and has a grippy rubber tread on the top to prevent the user from slipping. In addition to being an excellent source of fitness and cardio, fitness step aerobics is a great way of toning your thighs, legs and glutes.
They are a convenient way to tone your lower body from the privacy and safety of your own home.
Correct Usage of your Aerobics Step
Before beginning your fitness workout, ensure that the step, or platform, on flat stable ground and at a height which is comfortable to you. As you become more comfortable with your fitness capabilities or need more of a challenge, adjust the height of the fitness step accordingly. Also, if you find that the height of your step is too difficult, lower the height accordingly. When stepping up onto your fitness step, keep your head upwards, your abdominal muscles pulled inwards and your shoulders should be back. You shouldn’t lean forwards with your waist or slouch downwards at all, to prevent back injury. Make sure that you’re stepping with your feet in the middle of the fitness step and that your feet are connecting with the step in a heel-to-ball motion. To help prevent from straining your knees or any other injury, do not allow your knee to bend more than ninety degrees. Less is better with step aerobics when it comes to bending your knees.
Exercises that you can use on your Fitness Step
Below are a selection of exercises that you can perform with your fitness step. Popular exercises that you can try on the fitness step include:
Basic Step (stepping up and then down in a controlled manner)
Running Step (stepping upwards and downwards quickly as though you were running up and down your stairs)
Fitness Step push-ups – doing press ups with your hands or feet on the fitness step.