Definition of step aerobics

: aerobics that involves repeatedly stepping on and off a raised platform

called also step training

Examples of step aerobics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bring a new dimension to activities such as walking, squats, lunges, step aerobics, and pilates. Popular Science, "Dumbbells for Effective Home Workouts," 9 Mar. 2021 Similarly, group exercise can increase feelings of mastery – thanks to growing competence, for example, at spinning or step aerobics. Jacob Meyer, The Conversation, "Group exercise may be even better for you than solo workouts – here’s why," 29 Dec. 2020 The American fitness market has been thriving ever since, absorbing things such as yoga and ballet and creating whole new workouts, such as step aerobics. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, "Americans Just Can’t Quit the Gym," 8 Sep. 2020 Colussi recommends that parents, especially shorter ones, place a step aerobics stepper next to the crib. Anna Nowogrodzki, New York Times, "Postpartum Body Changes You Should Know About," 17 Apr. 2020 Moderate-intensity aerobic work would involve a heart rate level between 70 and 80 percent of your max and could include workouts like step aerobics and jogging. Amy Schlinger,, "What Exactly is Aerobic Exercise, and Why Should You Add it to Your Workout Routine?," 7 Apr. 2020 Participants do yoga, step aerobics, and go to fitness centers and work out together. Julie Landry Laviolette, miamiherald, "Do a dance. Play in the pool. Here’s how to keep fit as you age. | Miami Herald," 26 Mar. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'step aerobics.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of step aerobics

1985, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about step aerobics

Time Traveler for step aerobics

Time Traveler

The first known use of step aerobics was in 1985

See more words from the same year

Statistics for step aerobics

Last Updated

17 Mar 2021

Cite this Entry

“Step aerobics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for step aerobics

step aerobics


English Language Learners Definition of step aerobics

: a system of exercise that involves repeatedly stepping on and off a raised platform often while music is playing also : exercises in this system

Comments on step aerobics

What made you want to look up step aerobics? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!