Born more than 30 years ago in the United States in 1986, step was invented by Gin Miller, an aerobics coach who was also a gymnast at the university, a discipline she taught to children, as well as a bodybuilder. To recover from a knee injury or illness, an orthopaedic doctor told her to step up and down on a milk crate. Miller was inspired and took the idea and adapted it to fitness. It quickly became one of the biggest phenomena in the fitness industry and has since remained a mainstay for group exercise classes around the world. Even its creator was surprised by its success.   

The step is literally the translation of "walking" in English. It is a platform with a length of 83 cm and a width of 34 cm. These dimensions may vary slightly depending on the brand. The height is adjustable on 3 levels according to the capacity and physical condition of each user.  The step is therefore a slightly raised, removable, rigid platform with a non-slip surface. During the class, which generally lasts from 30 minutes to one hour, you stand behind the step and follow the steps. The steps are usually choreographed, with the feet first placed on the platform, then on the floor or on the sides of the step.... The sequences are composed of various combinations of steps, each with its own name : "basic", "tape up", "v-step", "double step touch"...

The step is mainly used to strengthen the legs and tone the buttocks. The abdominal muscles are also strengthened, as they are constantly called upon to maintain an upright posture during the classes. In addition, the arms work in many combinations and are constantly in motion. This sport activity is also excellent for improving the cardiovascular rhythm in terms of endurance and changes of rhythm. The discipline also has a competitive stake since 2014. The four-time reigning world champion is now Rabah Yannis.

The students shared a playful moment with each other but also with students from the high school sports class. The fact that they participated in a step training session led by a group of boys from the high school sports class was a way to fight against the stereotype that step, and fitness in general, is a female sports activity. 

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