Is Roller Skating A Good Workout?
Vynnessa Smith, a NASM-certified personal trainer and instructor at Blast Midtown/Buckhead and Cycmode in Georgia, recalled why she took up roller-skating during quarantine: "Rolling-skating is a manual sport, meaning the skater has to put in some serious work and force to get the wheels moving. I was looking for something easier on my joints and started roller skating as an alternative to running." There are so many forms of roller-skating, and it doesn't take much to get your heart rate up, which makes it such a great cardio workout, she further explained.
In addition to being a great source of cardio, roller skating encompasses strength and aerobics all while being low impact, Shayna Meikle, founder and president of Beach Cities Roller Derby, and owner of Pigeon's Roller Skate Shop in California, told POPSUGAR. "On top of getting your body in shape, it's a freeing activity so you actually enjoy doing it!" she added.