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