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Celebrating Aerobics

The word that changed the world—aerobics.

Most people don’t realize that Dr. Kenneth Cooper coined the word aerobics. The verb "aerobic" existed, meaning "to live in air or with oxygen." Dr. Cooper added one letter—an "s"—and in an instant created the noun "aerobics."

But there’s more to that word than meets the eye. Aerobics is a movement filled with people who read a book and followed a plan that changed their lives.

March 2013 marked the 45th Anniversary of Aerobics. Read through the below Infographic to see how aerobics has impacted the world and continues to inspire millions to live a healthy life to the fullest.

Timeline of Aerobics