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Step Into Fitness!

Take a step back in time and revisit the days of step aerobics. Look around your house for a step that suits your fitness level: a foot rest, the first step on the staircase, or even the curb outside. Your legs do a lot of the work, but allowing your arms to swing to the beat can boost your momentum and really get your heart rate up. Now all you have to do is break out the leg warmers and pump up the music!

DO THE ENTIRE SET OF MOVES TWICE.
Step ups (Repeat series for 1 minute)
1. Step up with your right foot.
2. Step up with your left foot.
3. Step down backwards with your right.
4. Step down backwards with the left foot. Repeat for 30 seconds.
5. Switch sides and repeat for 30 seconds.

Figure “A” (Repeat series for 1 minute)
1. Step up to the center with your right foot.
2. Place your left right next to it (this is the point of the “A”).
3. Take a wide step down your right foot.
4. Take a wide step down with your left, so your feet are about two feet apart.
5. Switch sides and repeat for 30 seconds.

Jumping Jacks (1 minute)

Hamstring Steps (Repeat the series for 1 minute)
1. Step up with your right foot.
2. As you bring your left foot up, bend your knee back to do a hamstring curl.
3. Step back down with your left foot. (Your left foot shouldn’t touch the bench.)
4. Step down with your right.
5. Step up with your left foot.
6. Hamstring curl with your right.
7. Step down and repeat

Jumping Jacks (1 minute)

Knee Lifts (Repeat the series for 1 minute)
1. Step up on bench with your left foot.
2. Bring up your right, pulling your knee towards your chest.
3. Step back with your right and tap floor.
4. Lift knee back up; repeat for 30 seconds.
5. Switch sides on repeat for 30 seconds.

Zig-Zags (Repeat the series for 1 minute)
1. Face the center of the bench, and step up with your left foot.
2. Step up and tap your right foot next to your left.
3. Staying on the bench, step to the right and tap your left foot next to your right.
4. Step down to center with your left foot; follow with your right. Repeat for 30 seconds.
5. Switch sides and repeat for 30 seconds.

Jumping Jacks (30 seconds)

 

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