step aerobics


plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: 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 And unlike running, which can punish the knees and hip joints, step aerobics is a low-impact exercise that can improve bone density. Jen Murphy, WSJ, 10 Sep. 2022 Alicia Lalim, a wellness-activity specialist at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program in Rochester, Minn., remembers teaching step aerobics to a full house in the 1980s and ’90s. Jen Murphy, WSJ, 10 Sep. 2022 Guthrie has shared her mastery of in-room step aerobics. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, 27 July 2021 Bring a new dimension to activities such as walking, squats, lunges, step aerobics, and pilates. Popular Science, 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, 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, 8 Sep. 2020 Colussi recommends that parents, especially shorter ones, place a step aerobics stepper next to the crib. Anna Nowogrodzki, New York Times, 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,, 7 Apr. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1985, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of step aerobics was in 1985

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“Step aerobics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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