Exercise Videos

Exercise videos Home
Aerobics & Workout
Baby Boomer Fitness
Dance to Fitness
Fitness Tools & Accessories
Jump Roping
Kick Boxing Exercise
Kids Dance & Exercise (& Sports!)
Pilates Mat Work
Prenatal Exercise
Recovery/Limited Mobility
Seniors' Dance & Exercise
Stability/Fitness Ball Workouts
Step Aerobics
Stretching & Warm up
Tai Chi/Qigong
Tone & Firm
Weight Training


Denise Austin
The Firm
Cathe Friedrich
Patrick Goudeau
Christy Lane
Lotte Berk Method
The Method
Leslie Sansone
Richard Simmons
Tae Bo
Urban Rebounding System

Step Aerobics

Step aerobics was innovated by Gin Miller circa 1989.
It is distinguished from other forms of aerobic exercise by its use of an elevated platform (the step), which enables a more vigorous workout than can be achieved with "regular" aerobics.
Aerobic exercise confers many health benefits. Burning calories effectively and increasing the basal metabolic rate, accomplished by regular aerobic exercise, both aid in weight loss. Although the benefits of exercise per se have long been apparent, aerobic exercise programs specifically were first promoted by Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, in the 1960s, as a type of training designed to strengthen the heart and lungs. Regular, vigorous aerobic activity can, as a result, reduce the risk of death due to cardiovascular problems. In addition, high-impact aerobic activities (such as jogging or jumping rope) can stimulate bone growth, as well as reducing the risk of osteoporosis for both women and men.