What is an aerobathon?

For the uninitiated, an aerobathan is a marathon effort of non-stop fitness fun! 

Aerobics is generally classified as rhythmic exercises performed to music.  During a well-structured aerobics workout, dance steps are mixed with running and jumping to give the entire body through a full range of movement, enhancing flexibility and improving strength. 

Step aerobics

Step aerobics is a classic cardio workout. The “step” is a 4-inch to 12-inch raised platform. You step up, around, and down from the platform in different patterns to boost your heart rate and breathing, and strengthen your muscles.

In early 1990’s, most aerobathons were based on disco music and could vary with step classes.

Zumba and cardio kickbox

Today, you are more likely to come across Zumba and cardio kickbox classes.

Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves.  

Cardio kickbox is a fitness program that combines martial arts techniques with fast-paced cardio.

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