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Aerobics is a form of physical exercise that combines rhythmic aerobic exercise with stretching and strength training routines with the goal of improving all elements of fitness (flexibility, muscular strength, and cardiovascular fitness).

An Overview of Aerobics

Aerobics is usually performed to music and may be practiced in a group setting led by an instructor, although it can be done solo and without musical accompaniment.

These are some of the most common aerobics classes offered:

  • Step Aerobics: Involves the use of a platform to step up and down. The platform helps burn more calories from the extra motion. This is not optimal for people with joint problems.
  • Water/Aqua Aerobics: Best type of low-impact aerobics because it provides the least amount of resistance. Ideal for those with health conditions. Doesn't strain the muscles, but gives a sense of weightlessness and is helpful for those who want to continue to stay active, even with a medical condition.
  • Belly Aerobics: Incorporated with basic aerobics, but focuses more on working the stomach region to remove excess weight around the mid-section. This can include motions where the arms are stretched upward while twisting the rest of the body such as crunches and belly dancing (taught by an instructor). The belly dancing technique works on specific muscles and areas of the stomach to tone.


  • Great form of aerobic exercise to improve your cardiovascular heath
  • Great way to meet new people


Many gym will offer aerobics classes for free as part of their membership, and some will offer pay as you go for non-members.


All you need is basic gym wear as all the equipment and music will be provided by the instructor.

Find Aerobics Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

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Teignbridge District Council

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Moor Fitness and Nutrition

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Stage Left, Palace Theatre

Stage Left, Palace Theatre

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Seaton Fitness Centre

Seaton Fitness Centre

Seaton Fitness Centre includes a gym, and studio for exercise classes

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Torbay Leisure Centre

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Fitness 4 Living ND

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Nordic Walk - Meander (Slower Pace) -  Mincinglake Valley Park

Nordic Walk - Meander (Slower Pace) - Mincinglake Valley Park

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Beginners Forest Functional Fitness - Haldon Forest Park

Beginners Forest Functional Fitness - Haldon Forest Park

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🔴 Circuit Training

Outdoor Circuits:
Teaching on Zoom during Lockdown, we will be back outdoors soon.
Even over Zoom, you can be outdoors just set yourself up somewhere safe.
Connecting with nature, hearing the birds, the wind in the trees, the rain/stars/clouds is all essential to our wellbeing. No matter what kind of stressful day they have had, everyone has a smile on their faces and feel relaxed and ready to sleep.
A mixed group, suitable for all abilities, exercises adapted for dodgy knees, painful shoulders. The only two rules? 1. sensible shoes. 2. NO EXERCISES ON THE GROUND.

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