1. Skating uses a lot of small stabilizer muscles that sometimes don't get activated with other activities
2. It also tones big muscle groups like your quads, hamstrings, hip flexors, and core
3. It is good cross training and can help in other activities such as running and yoga
4. For a 155lbs woman it can burn between 380-630 calories an hour
5. Its fun!
Bonus: If you can skate outside in the winter you get the added benefit of exercise outdoors including a positive influence on your mood and stress levels!
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Learn more about skating HERE including: safety tips, and getting the proper fit