Retired serviceman Whitey Tatarcuk, 58, took high-impact aerobics
for years and welcomed the progression to step.
Based on African dances and techniques of classical ballet and jazz dancing, funk combines the intensity of high-impact aerobics
with natural movements and rhythms.
professor of neurology at New York Medical College, suggests high-impact aerobics may cause permanent hearing impairment.
According to Weintraub's findings published in The New England Journal of Medicine, five women, all high-impact aerobics enthusiasts and three of whom were instructors, suffered inner-ear damage from repeated jumping.
In the midst of the transition away from high-impact aerobics
, the music industry began to promote rap music.
The movement toward low-impact fitness is attributable to three factors, according to ASD: the tremendous influx of women into physical fitness, a burgeoning senior population, and to a lesser degree, the aging of the baby-boomers -- some of whom have no doubt defected from running or high-impact aerobics
to these less taxing pursuits.
Whereas running was the cutting edge of the fitness boom, and other 'pain-is-gain' activities such as high-impact aerobics
and weight training were the second wave, much of the new growth in fitness will emerge from less-taxing and low-impact activities," says Harvey Lauer, president of American Sports Data, Inc.