Every now and then I run across a facility or two that still refers to group fitness or group exercise classes as, “Aerobics Classes”. With the growing trends in the fitness industry ( boot camps, HIT classes, and cross fit) becoming all the craze. Do you think that using the term, Aerobic hinders a group exercise program?
As a water aerobics instructor, I do not take offense at the term. However, I try to honor the parameters which the term ‘aerobics’ implies to me: getting people to move at moderate to vigorous intensity for a prolonged period of time.
However, for land based classes it is an umbrella term which can describe a lot of formats.