Exercise, Training, Step Aerobics, Dance

He or She Might Be Thinking About...

  • Do I have the right shoes?
  • Will I be able to keep up with the class?
  • I feel stupid because I don't know the routines.
  • Are people laughing at me because I can't keep up with the instructor?
  • Will I be able to finish the class.
  • Should I try to get close to the front of the class and teacher?
  • How many calories am I burning?
  • What should I eat before exercising?
  • What should I eat after I take the class?
  • Do men take the class, or is it mostly women?
  • My legs are really sore after doing aerobic classes this week.
  • I hope I like the music.

Words That Might Be Encouraging

  • Make sure you stay hydrated.
  • Aerobic classes are a great way to stay motivated. Everyone is usually very supportive.
  • Warming up your Achilles heal is worth taking the time to prepare.
  • Don't push yourself too hard on the first day. Do a little more each day.
  • Aerobics help burn fat calories efficiently. 
  • Aerobics can help increase your stamina.
  • Aerobic exercise activates your immune system. It helps reduce susceptibility to minor viral illnesses, such as colds and flu.
  • Aerobic exercise reduces the risk of many conditions, including obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, stroke and certain types of cancer.
  • Weight-bearing aerobic exercises, help decrease the risk of osteoporosis.
  • Aerobic exercise may help lower blood pressure and control blood sugar. If you have coronary artery disease, aerobic exercise may help you manage your condition.
  • Aerobic exercise boosts your high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the "good," cholesterol, and lowers your low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the "bad," cholesterol.
  • Aerobic exercise can reduce depression and the tension associated with anxiety.
  • Aerobic exercise keeps your muscles strong, which can help you maintain mobility as you get older.
  • Studies show that people who participate in regular aerobic exercise live longer than those who don't exercise regularly.

Words That Might Be Discouraging

  • I thought aerobics ended in the 1980s?
  • I don't think aerobics is good on the knees.
  • Low impact aerobics doesn't really get your heart rate going high enough.
  • You need to be careful not to twist an ankle when you are exercising.
  • Do you wear color-coordinated outfits when you workout?
  • Aerobics burn fewer calories than other forms of exercise.
  • You look funny dancing around with all the ladies in the class.
  • I think aerobics is just for girls.
  • You look really feminine doing aerobics.
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