bbc.co.uk
Home
TV
Radio
Talk
Where I Live
A-Z Index
BBC Sport Academy
GAMES CHAT PHOTOS QUIZ WIN
BBC Sport You are in: In the Gym: Features  

Homepage
In the Gym
Exercises
Workouts
Features
Jargon Guide



Latest Sports News
CBBC
Academy Parent

Get the newsletter
Check out the fab new fitness crazes
Around the Academy:

Diana Moran
BBC breakfast instructor Diana Moran

The world has gone fitness crazy.

Every time you visit a gym, there seems to be a new type of fitness class added to the timetable.

Gym's try to appeal to as many people as possible. When very few men were attending aerobic style classes they created boxercise so the class didn't sound too wimpy.

Even though it is very similar to normal aerobics, the men started streaming in.

Nearly all of these classes can be done at your local gym, leisure centre or YMCA.

Instructors also found some women weren't keen to slip into their fitness gear, so aqua aerobics was invented so they could do exercises underwater and not be seen.

This is now a very popular form of exercise.

To make sure you know your Boxercise from your Spinning, the Academy has provided you with a guide to all the latest crazes.




Introduction
Boxercise
Body pump
Skipping
Spinning
Yoga
Circuit training

Open Quote
The word aerobics came about when the gym instructors got together and said if we're going to charge 10 an hour, we can't call it jumping up and down
Close Quote
Rita Rudner
Rita Rudner
Comedian



FROM THE BBC >>
:: Advice on becoming an aerobics instructor
:: Aerobics



^^ Back to top
© BBC Contact us | Help | About us Disclaimer
Football  |  Cricket  |  Tennis  |  Golf  |  Rugby Union  |  Rugby League  |  Athletics  |  Basketball  |  Swimming
Other Sport  |  In the Gym  |  Healthy Eating  |  Treatment Room  |  Your Blueprint  |  Learning Centre