Step

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Using a height-adjustable step platform, improve your cardiovascular fitness AND get great legs in a fun and challenging workout. Step challenges the brain just a little more, but it’s still achievable by most.

What to expect

You’ll learn a routine built up over the entire class, finishing with a grand finale. Each instructor creates their own choreography, so every class is different. Instructors will typically change their routine every 3-4 weeks, depending on the class.

At your first step class

  • Set your step to the lowest height. Ask the instructor for assistance if you need to.
  • Focus on your leg patterns – forget about the arms for now.
  • It takes a few classes to learn the basic moves for step – and to get addicted.

Controlling intensity

  • You are in charge of intensity – the instructor simply provides the moves and motivation.
  • Either increase step height, add jumps (the instructor will show you how), or get your arms moving above your head more.
  • We don’t recommend hand weights. They don’t offer any additional benefit (when weighed against injury risk) in modern step.

Benefits of step

  • Tone and shape your legs
  • Improve your cardiovascular fitness
  • Improve your co-ordination

How often should you attend?

About three to four times per week, especially when starting out. Practice makes perfect!

Who shouldn’t attend step?

In our experience, people with certain knee injuries find this class difficult. However, everyone is different. So, give it a whirl and see how you feel. You can always leave the class if it's not working for you, but please let the instructor know beforehand if you are at all unsure.

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