Aerobics is a form of physical exercise that combines rhythmic aerobic exercise with stretching and strength training routines with the goal of improving all elements of fitness (flexibility, muscular strength, and cardio-vascular fitness). Both the term and the specific exercise method were developed by Dr Kenneth H. Cooper, an exercise physiologist, and Col. Pauline Potts, a physical therapist, both of the United States Air Force. Like other forms of exercise, step aerobics helps burn calories and fat. The number of calories burned depends on the speed of movements, step height, length of exercise, and the person's height and weight.
At the Mafikeng Campus, aerobics train at the Great Hall and they have also been one of the most outstanding sporting codes at the campus the past 4 years.
Sports Manager: Aerobics
018 389 2902
In order to promote the general well being of students on campus who does not participate in the official NWU Sport clubs, group training activities such as aerobics, pilates, yoga etc is offered in the Sport Centre on a weekly basis. These activities is subjected to the availability of private instructors and whether there are continued demand. For information regarding current activities and schedules contact the Sport Centre.
Contact details: 018 299 2914