The top 7 benefits of fitness skating
Combining the pleasure of gliding along with a workout for your muscles and balance, fitness skating is a sport that will win over even the most grudging participants. Take a look at its top 9 benefits.
1. Burning fat
By doing one hour of fitness skating, that's around 500 calories burned off. So regularly going skating will help get rid of fat and accelerate your weight loss. No more flabby paunch!
2. Low impact
Unlike running for example, fitness skating is a much less traumatic sport for your joints, particularly the cartilage in your ankles, knees and hips. The lack of jumping and landing also helps you avoid pain and injury.
3. Improved balance
As a skating sport, fitness skating involves a bit of a learning curve. But once you've got the hang of the technique, your sense of balance, flexibility, control and reflexes will develop!
Before experiencing the pleasure of gliding along cycle routes or through town, learn the basics of the sport that is accessible to all.
4. A mental boost
As soon as you've got your skates on your feet and you're gliding along, you'll immediately start feeling better. Fitness skating is done outdoors which helps you clear your head, rid yourself of stress that's built up during the day, and release any pressure as you enjoy a sense of freedom.
5. A varied activity
Because it's easy and affordable, fitness skating can be done as a hobby, as a means of getting between home and work, or even as a club activity. It's up to you to choose when and where you want to skate to keep fit!
6. A sport for everyone
Fitness skating is open to everyone: kids and adults, men and women, and experienced athletes and complete novices. You can adapt your skating to suit your own abilities. It's the perfect activity for having fun with family or friends.
7. A social link
Although fitness skating is an individual sport, it's often done in a group which creates social links and helps you meet people who share the same passion. You'll even find regular, large-scale skating events that bring together thousands of participants.
Time to get your skates on and get fit!