Step aerobics routines caught on in the 80s as part of the aerobics craze, but still prevail as popular, complete full-body workouts.

If you’re unfamiliar with what these workouts entail, STEP typically features choreographed movements accompanied to music on a raised platform.

You might be wondering: what’s so great about this exercise routine? Well, three things.

1. Cardio. Upgrade your cardio, which translates to calories torched and fat burned. The physical benefits of cardio exercise are plentiful, including reduced risk of heart disease and osteoporosis, improved blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels and heart function, and enhanced muscle mass.

2. Strength. Boost your lower and upper body strength, plus muscular endurance – all of which helps in the development of stronger bones, better balance, and more effectiveness in managing your body’s weight.

3. Coordination. Improve your movement patterns to optimize your performance in a sport or other Greenville athletic club activity, create greater grace and better posture in your body, and ease mechanical stress that generates pain.

Greenville Gym offers STEP classes for all levels. For the beginner or intermediate stepper, join STEP extraordinaire Jessica for a fun-filled, hour-long STEP IT routine. And when/if you want to switch things up, the Greenville health center offers Zumba and Cycle group classes, both of which deliver similar benefits and results!