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?
Hey what’s wrong with leg warmers!!!???
We actually had a few fitness center members asking us to bring “old school” aerobic classes back! Of course, this group just happened to be about my age.
Hey, you really can’t go wrong with a box step, grapevine and step curl!!
So I teach a Cardio Interval class and I mix it up and incorporated some of the classic aerobic dance moves … “shake your booty”
Many of the commercial gyms in our area offer these “aerobic” classes and they are called various names like “Hi-Lo Retro” or “Old School-style”
Very interesting question! “Aerobics” may be too general a term. Using a specific term to define a class may give better results. For example, if I see an ad for a Zumba class, I know what that is as well as what I will be doing in a Step class, Spin class, Barre class, etc. If I see “aerobics,” I may think of old school aerobics. However, if I am looking for old school aerobics, then that is a good term. “Aerobics” may be somewhat dated, but that may not be a bad thing, depending on the market target.