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Surely you have heard on more than one occasion that 10,000 steps a day is the magic figure that you must walk to lose weight. But as we have explained in Vitónica sometime, everything that glitters after that figure is not gold. The main drawback of this idea is that it is the same figure for everyone, regardless of their age, their weight, the weight they want to lose or their eating habits.

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If you are more of collective classes than of room training (although we already know that the best is a combination of both) you will surely love these classes: Sh'bam and Body Jam propose two different dance styles with which you can sweat the shirt and have fun while training. From Les Mills, the creators of other disciplines such as Body Pump and Body Combat, bet on other types of pre-choreographed classes where music, rhythm and good vibes are the key factors to enjoy training.

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That Zumba is a phenomenon of collective classes is undeniable, we like it more or we like it less. But like all phenomena, little by little they are running out: we already talked about this when we saw that this discipline had fallen from the list of trends in fitness for 2014 of the ACSM. So its creators have thought of "renewing or dying": looking to go a step further in dance classes they have added a step, and we have a new phenomenon.

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We all know that playing sports is good for the body, but surely if most people ask us what is good about each type of training, we don't know what to answer. Therefore, what we want to do this time is to explain what is triggered internally with aerobic and anaerobic activity respectively.

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Another doubt of the first days in the gym. Enter or not enter the collective classes? That is the question. Here we have to ask ourselves some questions, like what level of physical condition do we have and what kind of collective class are we going to ask? If our physical condition is zero, that is, we start from scratch, we better not get into classes such as spinning, body pump or TRX, because no matter how light we do the activity, it will be a great effort for our level.

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We continue with the series of posts with the benefits of collective classes, trying to encourage you to participate in them. Today it is the turn of the five benefits of the step: a discipline that, despite having been implanted in the gyms for years, still has many followers. The step sessions are collective classes, whose central element is a height-adjustable step that becomes an implement around which the choreography flows.

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Surely if many of us talk about boxing we find something complicated that we barely understand, and we don't know for sure what this sport consists of. Many times we simply think that it is about hitting without more, but since everything has its technique and its why. That is why this time we are going to stop in an exercise that is usually done in boxing to gain resistance, strength and control and that can help us when it comes to tune our body, it is about jumping rope.

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We have constantly commented on Vitónica the importance of maintaining a body in perfect condition, alternating different types of exercises and sports routines into which the modalities of aerobic and anaerobic exercise will enter. On this occasion we are going to stop at the pros and cons of combining both modalities at the same time, and there are many people who while doing aerobic exercise take the opportunity to exercise some of their muscles.

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With the practice of sports, higher amounts of oxygen are demanded, since our body needs more input to be able to carry out the activity itself. Oxygen is achieved through proper breathing by controlling the times and the way in which we should do it. But many times we miss some points about it.

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Spinning is an activity that many of us do in the gym, and it is a good way to do a complete aerobic workout while keeping our legs toned. In spite of everything, there are many people fleeing from doing this activity because of the amount of myths that circulate around them and make for many a sport to avoid when going against their goals.

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Christmas is a time of gifts, and that is why at Vitónica we want to help you when choosing the ones that best suit the needs of the users and achieve with them to maintain the health and fitness of the people who receive them. For this reason on this occasion we will recommend giving a step, a tool to carry out intense and low impact workouts.

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Christmas is a time we usually spend with the family and it is a time for reunions, and this also makes it a time for gifts. Following our spirit it is important that we keep in mind that a suitable gift for this time and aimed at improving our health can be a virtual personal trainer, something that will suit us all, sports lovers and those who are not so much.

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If you are still hesitant to go to an aerobics class, here is a video with the basic aerobic steps. You can practice at home and see how you are given, the exercises are arranged in difficulty progression. I personally did not pass the third step, coordination is not my thing, but based on practice things come out.

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If what we try is to lose weight, when exercising we must take into account the characteristics of the activity and our particularities. That is, it is necessary to know that how many more muscle groups are mobilized more calories are burned, but we must also consider our body weight, our time and our aerobic capacity.

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Have you ever seen more boys than girls in an aerobics class? It's really weird to find a boy in an aerobics class. It is curious because collective classes such as body pump, GAP or step have more male presence, but in aerobics classes it is difficult to see a boy. Perhaps it is because aerobics requires a lot of coordination and that is why girls usually beat us, or because there is a false myth that classifies aerobics as a female modality.

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The collective classes are a good solution to lose those kilos that we have left over for the summer. Among all of them there is one that is one of the most indicated, it is the GAP, in which different parts of our body are worked such as the buttocks, the abdominals and the legs. It is an exercise that combines aerobic training aimed at losing those extra kilos, with the toning of the parts involved in the exercise by lifting weights.

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Looking ahead to the summer that is already approaching, we all want to end the fat we have left over. Exercise is one of the best ways to do it, specifically aerobic exercise. One of the most successful solutions is to alternate aerobic training sessions with toning to keep each part of our body strong and thus avoid sagging caused by weight loss.

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