How do I do Aerobics at Home?

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There are many ways to do aerobics at home. One could rent or buy an aerobics DVD, or make up an aerobic routine independently, for example. Routines may also be found for free by searching online. Doing aerobics at home can be a great way to lose weight, get in shape, and save money by not paying for a membership or classes at a fitness center.

To do aerobics at home, one might choose to purchase some different types of fitness equipment. An aerobics stepper is one common type; this is a small step that sits on the floor, which one may step on and off of. Many aerobics routines incorporate the use of an aerobic step, because it is more challenging than simply walking in place. In addition to the aerobics stepper, a fitness hula hoop, exercise ball, jump rope, resistance band, and hand weights could all be incorporated into aerobics workouts.


One of the best ways to do aerobics at home is generally to purchase an aerobics DVD. There are many different types available, depending on one's preference; for instance, one might choose dance aerobics, aerobics kickboxing, prenatal aerobics, or regular step aerobics, just to name a few. It may even be a good idea to purchase a number of different aerobics programs to do on different days. This way, the muscles do not get used to the same program, which can prevent progress, and one will not become bored doing the same routine every day.

Searching online for free aerobics programs can be helpful as well. Some of these are available in podcast form, which may be beneficial to use while traveling. Of course, it is not necessary to follow a specific program to do aerobics at home. With a little creativity, one can create a great aerobics program. Jumping rope, hula hooping, jogging in place, or running up and down the stairs in the home are all great ways to work out at home. The key is to keep the heart rate up for a regular period of time, so be sure to keep exercising for 20 to 30 minutes per session in order to receive the most benefits.

Aerobics at home may also be accomplished by purchasing or renting fitness equipment. Treadmills, ellipticals, stair steppers, and stationary bicycles are all aerobic machines that can be used in the home. If they are used regularly, they can be a good investment, and can actually be cheaper than going to the gym after a period of time.


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