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Latest Exercise Trend: Ramping

I am always looking for a way to do something new, fitness wise. At one point, step aerobics was the latest thing, but that time has since come and gone. You'll still find step classes in almost every gym, but they are not nearly as popular as they once were.

Enter Ramping. I know it sounds a little odd but ramping is very similar to step aerobics (in fact it was created by the very same person that created step aerobics) but it is requires a lot less impact on your joints because instead of stepping up onto a flat step or bench, you lunge on and off an adjustable-incline ramp (half-moon looking contraption pictured above) specifically designed for ramping. Ramping is great for really working your butt and hamstrings. Great for getting those legs short shorts ready this summer. Check out the ramping site online for more information as well as to find a class near you.

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HistoryGeek913 HistoryGeek913 10 years
This looks very interesting. Step classes kill my knees (too many injuries), but this looks lower-impact for the joints. Doubt any of my local gyms are offering this, but I'll have to keep my eyes open for it.
joyofadventure joyofadventure 10 years
coolness
SU3 SU3 10 years
of dancing*
SU3 SU3 10 years
I've actually seen them here at the gym. To me, it looked more like they were doing some kind ofdancing routine or something... it looked fun nonetheless
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