CHOOSING YOUR SHOES:
During a fitness workout session, you perform a host of different types of exercise movements, such as spins, skating steps, tuck jumps, squats, lunges, etc., at different speeds. That's one of the differences with running, which primarily consists of linear movements. To do cardio fitness comfortably and safely, there are three criteria you should consider when choosing your shoes:
- Multi-directional flexibility: allows the feet freedom of movement to perform quick steps, spins, and flexes.
- Cushioning on the forefoot: protects your body from repetitive impact while stabilizing your balance on your supporting leg, so that you can link your movements together in a fluid manner.
- Support at the forefoot: In fitness workouts, the forefoot is the main area on which you apply pressure. Having good support here helps you keep your balance when your foot hits the ground to change directions.