NEW YEAR, NEW YOU 2021! Step Your Way To Fitness With Les Mills On Demand!By Delaina Dixon | January 20, 2021 | Fitness
New Year, new fitness routines! You’ve tried everything new, right? Well, maybe it’s time to go back in time to get in your best shape ever. Remember Step Aerobics — the workout done on a raised platform? It was huge in the early 2000s. Now it’s back, and making you sweat with Les Mills OnDemand.
Turning on this membership-based online fitness community, my eyes immediately focused on BODYSTEP®. Like step, step? Hadn’t done that in a minute. Reaching into the back of my closet, I pulled out and dusted off a pink step I had purchased eons ago. It still looked sturdy. I centered it on the floor and then turned on the video.
Smiling faces with uplifting Australian accents exclaimed moves I hadn’t heard in years: Basic. Turn. Knee. Repeater. It was an athletic endeavor, with a little bit of that dance-y choreography that made Step so much fun back in the day. And then I felt something; it was the sweat dripping down my back as I lifted my body weight up and down, over and over and over. And it felt good.
These 30- to 35-minute programs were just enough to get my heart racing, my muscles pulsing and my calories a-burning. It’s possible to burn around 260 calories in a 30-minute class. And thanks to the weight-bearing aspect of the workout, maintain a metabolic burn for hours to come.
A global leader in group fitness, Les Mills is honed from over 50 years of experience. It offers 20 science-backed group fitness programs, which also includes BODYPUMP® (weights), BODYCOMBAT® (martial arts), RPM® (indoor cycling), LES MILLS GRIT® (30-minute high-intensity interval training) and the revolutionary immersive cycle experience, THE TRIP®. Ready to give it a try? get your 30-day trial at Les Mills OnDemand.