Step aerobic exercises are gradually gaining popularity amongst people due to their many benefits. They are easy to perform and tone body like any other good workout. They do not require any equipment except for a raised platform and good shoes and you do not need to go to any gym or hire any trainer to get started. The following are some great step aerobic exercises to tone your legs:
Step your right foot on the step and lift your left leg backwards. Now place the left leg on the floor followed by right leg and put your right foot on the step and repeat.
Alternating hip lifts
Do the same exercise by alternating the legs. Step your right foot, lift your left leg and step down putting your left foot on the floor followed by right foot and then step with your left foot and raise your right leg.
Over the top
Stand with your right side facing the step. Now step your right foot onto the step followed by your left foot. Then step down with your right foot onto the opposite side of the step followed by your left foot. Now your left side will be facing the step. Step up with your left foot followed by right foot and get back to your initial position and repeat.
Stand facing the step and step up with your right foot and lift your left knee forward.tap the step with your left toe three times and step down with your left leg followed by your right leg. You may repeat the workout or do it alternately by lifting your right leg next time.
You can also do this exercise by first stepping your right leg on the raised platform and then curling your left knee backwards. Tap the step with left foot, curl back, tap again, curl back again, tap the floor again and then put your left foot on the floor followed by right foot. You may perform the workout alternately with curling your left foot and then right foot.
Stand with your right side facing the step. Step your right foot up and put your left foot in front of it. Step your right foot on the corner of the other side followed by your left foot. This is similar to Over the Top, difference being that you have to move diagonally instead of horizontally.