Fitness – The Dirty Little Secret of Roller Skating

Skating Madera and FresnoRoller skating does have a “dirty little secret” that nobody likes to acknowledge. Roller skating is great exercise!   Roller skating is ranked among the best aerobic exercises according to the American Heart Association (AHA) and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness. Roller skating is a workout that involves almost all of the body’s muscles and in particular the heart. The National Institute for Fitness and Sports claims that roller skating works most of the major muscle groups – glutes, quads, abdomen, calves and arms. The AHA proclaims that roller skating is equivalent to bicycling and jogging as a cardio workout.

As you have been told a million times by “fitness experts”, many people quit their exercise regimen out of boredom. It’s not a lot of fun to exercise by yourself, which is the case with most forms of exercise. Roller skating is a sport where you can find yourself in a group of literally hundreds of people doing the same thing. They are not at the skating rink for exercise – they are there for the fun, music, lights and socializing. It’s easy to spend an hour roller skating,

An average 143 lb. person skating at 10 mph can experience caloric burn of as much as 600 calories in an hour roller skating. Most people average in the 6 mph range and will burn an average of 350 calories or greater.

Lastly, let’s consider the mental benefits. Consider the fact that you never see a person roller skating and frowning at the same time. Between the music, lights, social aspect, health benefits and fun; roller skating could simply be the best total body workout there is!

To get your roller skating workout visit Miracle Skate in Fresno or Madera. Call us at 559-674-7655 or use the convenient “Contact Us” feature on our website.


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