Fitness Steps and Blocks
For many workout disciplines from yoga and pilates to cardio and step aerobics, fitness steps are a very useful and versatile piece of equipment. Whether you are an experienced athlete preparing for competition, or an amatuer trying to lose a bit of weight, you can find a wide variety of fitness steps and blocks for your requirements.
Stepping sessions typically consists of sets of choreographed movements performed on a raised platform. The movements are usually accompanied by music and are designed to work the lower body, upper body and cardiovascular system. The step can be any type of raised bench, but in gyms and health clubs, plastic aerobic steps with nonslip surfaces on the top are used. You can do step aerobics at home by creating your own routine or following a video, or as part of a class at your gym. Regular sessions will provide both cardiovascular and muscular endurance. Incorporating both upper and lower body movements together will improve your coordination and agility, and the constant push up onto the step will increase leg strength.
The first thing to do is to determine what kind of fitness step that you require. Choose from risers, step sets or step platforms dependent on what your individual requirements are. Fitness steps and blocks are available from a variety of recognised brands such as Reebok , Klarfit , Body Sculpture and ScSports amongst others.
Fitness steps can be also used as part of other exercise regimes such as yoga where you can use the fitness steps & blocks as support when performing various yoga moves.
If you exercise requires different heights, or if you want to increase height as your fitness improves, choose a fitness step that comes with three separate steps and heights. They typically come in packs of three that slot together with ease to achieve a higher step as you progress through your workout. Simply pick a height that you feel comfortable with and you can have a professional aerobic workout either at a dedicated class or in the confines of your own home.
Most types of fitness steps are made with non-slip materials and a wide step for a safe and easy workout. They are also shock absorbent and are made from high quality materials to ensure durability.
Step into a unique fitness routine with fitness steps that can provide you with a total body workout that aims to tone and tighten your overall body.