Rise to your potential with less focus on fancy footwork and more focus on athleticism

New Group Exercise class: Cardio Step Together

Cardio Step Together is 60 minutes of cardio training that uses steps (risers), which can be adjusted to a height that creates just the right intensity as you work to improve agility, coordination, strength and cardiovascular endurance.

Each Cardio Step Together class follows a consistent format that’s inspired by circuit training and sports drills:

  • Warm up—Practice moves used later in the class with a full-body warm up.
  • Skills—Get ready for things to go up as you practice on the step, the music speeds up and your heart rate increases.
  • Cardio push—Strive to push off the step and even “get some air” with intense movements that can scale for all fitness levels.
  • Strength—Tone and define your legs, glutes and core with a set focused on strength.
  • Cardio surge—Challenge yourself with interval-style training that incorporate lateral movements.
  • Agility—Take a trip back to school sports practice with drills like high knees, tire running and broad jumps.
  • Integration—Give your legs and heart a bit of a break with some balance work.
  • Cardio blast—Reach the cardio highpoint of the hour with plyometric jump training, strength work or speed drills.
  • Conditioning—Recover your heart rate as you condition your core and upper body.
  • Mobility—Gear up for what’s next in your day with stretching to improve range of motion and help support muscle recovery.

Why try Cardio Step Together?

  • It’s easy to work at your own pace and intensity—so if you’re new to exercise or are at peak performance, this class is for you.
  • It’s a great way to add variety to your workout routine—without adding the mental complexity of many freestyle step workouts.
  • It’s realistic to see success quickly— the consistent class format will help you get comfortable with the flow of the workout after just three classes.

Tips for your first class

  • Arrive a few minutes before class to introduce yourself to the instructor—they can answer any questions you might have and help you select a starting step height.
  • Pick a spot near the center of the room so that you can clearly see the instructor throughout class.
  • Training-style shoes can offer more support than running shoes, which is helpful with a lot of side-to-side movement in class.
  • Don’t forget to have fun and remember that class is YOUR time—it’s not a competition, so be sure to listen to your body during the workout and focus first on footwork, gradually adding arm movements as you get more comfortable.
  • After class, check in with your instructor if anything was particularly challenging during the workout—they can offer ideas and ways to make your next class even better.