Aesthetic Fitness

Definition- what is aesthetic fitness?

Aesthetic fitness is a term used in the fitness and bodybuilding scene. Aesthetic fitness belongs to the world of bodybuilding. The word "Aesthetic" (in German: aesthetic) means tasteful, beautiful. "Bodybuilding" describes sport with the aim of active body design. The growth of muscle mass is essential and is achieved through strength training.

The word bodybuilder is used less nowadays, but theoretically one could also say aesthetic bodybuilding instead of aesthetic fitness. Basically, it's about training the muscles so that they don't look so small, not too big, but just right. The interpretation is not as subjective as it might sound here. Aesthetic fitness requires credibly strong muscles. This means that the respective athletes are characterized by a muscular appearance.


In aesthetic fitness, the main goal is to create a muscular body through targeted training that looks tasteful and aesthetic. You don't train towards an extreme goal of massive muscles, as in conventional bodybuilding, but towards a sensual, defined body. The aim is to build up defined muscles that are nice to look at.

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How and where can you do aesthetic fitness?

In order to practice aesthetic fitness, it is essential to build up muscles and reduce fat tissue. This is how you create a defined body.
This means that depending on your current body weight, endurance training may be necessary to reduce excess fat. You can use a cross trainer or treadmill in the gym, go jogging in the great outdoors, swimming, cycling or the like.

Strength training is necessary for the muscles to come into their own. You train all major muscle groups. In order to create an aesthetic appearance, it is important to train the entire body. The legs have to be trained in the same way as the arms so that everything looks harmonious and beautiful in the overall picture. You can do strength training in your own gym or in a gym. It can be useful to register in a gym and discuss goals with a trained trainer and work out a targeted training plan.

If you follow the plan, it can be easier to train all muscle groups equally and to do non-comfortable exercises more often than the unloved ones. In addition, you can do fitness and strength exercises outdoors, such as the popular "Freeletics" or high intensity interval training (HIIT), which you can do both at home and in the gym.

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What is Aesthetic Fitness?

Aesthetic fitness basically describes a modern style of most gym goers.
Real, extreme bodybuilding is less practiced than regularly going to the gym just to look beautiful. Since strength training is a prerequisite for aesthetic fitness, it includes visits to the gym, home fitness room or outdoor strength exercises, for example Freeletics. Modern HIIT (high intensity interval training) is also part of aesthetic fitness. Anything that creates an aesthetic muscular body can be counted as Aesthetic Fitness.

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That's what on this: sense or nonsense?

Aesthetic Fitness sounds extremely appealing. Who doesn't want to look aesthetic or fit? In principle, however, this term doesn't mean very much. Ultimately, extreme bodybuilders find their form of fitness just as beautiful and aesthetic as athletes with other goals. An aesthetic appearance is something that people judge very differently from one another. We think this trend is nonsensical.