Aerobics

AEROBICS

Aerobics is a form of physical exercise that combines rhythmic aerobic exercise with stretching and strength training routines with the goal of improving all elements of fitness (flexibility, muscular strength, and cardio-vascular fitness). It is usually performed to music and may be practiced in a group setting led by an instructor (fitness professional), although it can be done solo and without musical accompaniment. With the goal of preventing illness and promoting physical fitness, practitioners perform various routines comprising a number of different dance-like exercises. Formal aerobics classes are divided into different levels of intensity and complexity. A well-balanced aerobics class will have five components: warm-up (5–10 minutes), cardio vascular conditioning (25–30 minutes), muscular strength and conditioning (10–15 minutes), cool-down (5–8 minutes) and stretching and flexibility (5–8 minutes). Aerobics classes may allow participants to select their level of participation according to their fitness level. Many gyms offer a variety of aerobic classes. Each class is designed for a certain level of experience and taught by a certified instructor with a specialty area related to their particular class.

At R-Fitness we have qualified instructors to teach all levels.


Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

The benefits of aerobic exercise to protect the heart are very well known. But exercise is not only beneficial for the heart and muscles. Other benefits of exercise includes:

Better cardiac function

The heart gets more blood per beat. That means that the heart rate is reduced in times of relaxation and during the exercise.

Weight loss

During exercise the body burns fat and as a result the total body fat is reduced.

Improving mental health

Regular exercise releases the endorphins, the natural painkillers of the body, which among other things reduces stress, anxiety and depression.

Helps the immune system

Numerous studies have shown that people who exercise regularly are less prone to mild viral infections such as colds or flu.

Reducing diseases

The extra weight is an aggravating factor in the emergence of: heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and certain types of cancer.

Increases body resistance

Maybe during or immediately after exercise you feel tired, but in the long-term exercise increases the strength and the sense of well-being keeping fatigue away.