aerobics

plural noun
aer·​o·​bics | \-biks \

Definition of aerobics 

1  singular or plural in construction : a system of physical conditioning involving exercises (such as running, walking, swimming, or calisthenics) strenuously performed so as to cause marked temporary increase in respiration and heart rate

2 : aerobic exercises

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This is a system of physical conditioning intended to improve the body’s ability to take in and use oxygen. Aerobic exercises, such as running, jogging, swimming, and dancing, stimulate heart and lung activity. To produce a benefit, aerobic training must raise the heart rate (pulse) to the exerciser’s training level for at least 20 minutes and include at least three sessions a week.

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Aqua aerobics classes are fun — and vigorous — at Horizon House. Nicole Tsong, The Seattle Times, "Retirement center residents get a great workout in the pool," 24 Sep. 2018 Before Christmas 1987, Bench married Laura Cwikowski, an Oklahoma City model and aerobics instructor. Jon Wertheim, SI.com, "Johnny Bench Is Already a Hall-of-Famer, But He's Looking For a New Distinction," 5 July 2018 The water aerobics program takes place three days a week at the Pembroke Lakes Pool and costs $3 per 45 minute class or $50 for a total of 20 classes. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Pembroke Pines offering swim lessons at three locations," 22 June 2018 DAILY Plantation Aquatic Complex Swim classes for ages 6 months to adults, private lessons, springboard dive classes, lifeguard certifications, water safety instructor certifications and water aerobics. Mary Lou Cruz, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Sunrise area events July 18-28," 13 July 2018 Zumba Zumba was once the top dance aerobics fitness fad in the country. USA TODAY, "The biggest exercise fad the year you were born," 12 July 2018 Workouts include cardio, weights, cross-fit and aerobics. Michelle C. Brooks, ajc, "Rowland Zellars II, 34, of Stockbridge lost 92 pounds," 10 July 2018 These include weekly activities such as water aerobics and Story Time, and big special events like community-wide picnics, outdoor movie parties and holiday celebrations. Houston Chronicle, "Elyson offers lakefront living from five leading home builders," 24 June 2018 In just a few short years, the fitness and aerobics movement wormed its way out of California and into pop culture. Nicholas Smith, Time, "How Jane Fonda Helped Inspire Reebok’s Freestyle Fitness Sneaker," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of aerobics

1967, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for aerobics

aerob(ic) + -ics

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aerobics

noun

English Language Learners Definition of aerobics

: a system of exercises often done by a group of people while music is playing : a system of aerobic exercises; also : aerobic exercises

aerobics

noun plural
aer·​o·​bics | \-biks \

Medical Definition of aerobics 

1  singular or plural in construction : a system of physical conditioning involving exercises (as running, walking, swimming, or calisthenics) strenuously performed so as to cause marked temporary increase in respiration and heart rate

2 : aerobic exercises

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