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The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Aerobics

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HEALTH HUB – AEROBIC STEPS – ADULT SIMS ONLY – PRIZE: 2LPs

TIME LIMITED HOBBY EVENT – TIME: 7 DAYS – TIME LIMITED PRIZE: ACTIVEWEAR OUTFITS

Once you complete The Grooving Guru Quest this hobby and the time limited Aerobics Event starts straight away:

The Aerobics Event has a time limit of 7 days, you have to complete the aerobics hobby collection 7 times in 7 days to unlock all the new activewear outfits (a collection means finding all 12 items in the hobby grid, not just one row!)
You can have one sim completing this hobby using the steps at the Health Hub and you can also buy more aerobic steps from the promotions r us store and place it in one of your sims houses. You can buy 14 steps from the promotions r us store, the price increases with each one you buy:

 AEROBIC STEPS  PRICE
1 S1,000
2 S1,100
3 S1,300
4 S2,500
5 S9,000
6 S20,000
7 S35,000
8 S50,000
9 8SPs
10 12SPs
11 18SPs
12 26SPs
13 32SPs
14 40SPs

I cannot find it in my home store to place it? You need to look in your inventory under the hobby and career items section

I cannot place the aerobic steps, it says its locked/ limited item, what do I do? You will have this problem if you try and place it from the new items tab, look in your inventory instead to be able to place the aerobic steps in one of your sims houses.

Once placed tap on it and select one of the options:

  • Warm Up- 4 hours 50 minutes
  • Shake It Off- 6 hours 30 minutes

Why can you only use one of the steps at the Health Hub? The other 4 can be used but only for 10 minutes, its like the main sim is taking a class but those sims aren’t doing the hobby

After the time has passed come back and click the exclamation mark above your sims head to find one of the aerobic collectibles. Every time your sims complete one of the options above their aerobic hobby skill level up percentage will increase, once they reach 100% they will level up, there are 6 levels. You need to reach level 6 to be able to unlock all of the aerobic collectibles, once unlocked you will be able to find them (then you can complete the collection to unlock one of the activewear outfits!

The table below shows the level up percentage for each option:

This may change in future updates

 LEVEL  4 hours 50 minutes 6 hours 30 minutes
1-2 400% 1600%
2-3 200% 800%
3-4 100% 400%
4-5 75% 300%
5-6 25% 100%

NOTE: it says 1600% but you will start from 0% at level 2

The next table shows you for each level what aerobic collectibles you unlock (so you can then find those ones too) and also the level up reward that a second and future sims will receive when they level up in this hobby:

 LEVEL  TITLE 1st TIME LEVEL UP UNLOCKS 2nd+ TIMES LEVEL UP REWARD
1 Arrthymic Amateur Salute-to-the-Floor and Long Trip are unlocked in the hobby collection
2 Isometric Initiate Simple Step, Longitudinal Lunge and Plyometric Groove are now unlocked in the hobby collection 250XP
3 Fiery Feet Triple-Triangulated-Turnstep, Jumping Jack and Star Stretch are now unlocked in the hobby collection 500XP
4 Aerobic Adept Reach for the Sky is now unlocked in the hobby collection S750
5 Lycra-clad Legend Shimmy’n’Shake and Boogie Blast Off are now unlocked in the hobby collection 10,000 Town Value
6 Stepping Sage Groove Wonderland is now unlocked in the hobby collection.

You can now complete the collection!

1LP

NOTE: only the first sim completing this hobby needs to get to level 6 to unlock all the collectibles, future sims will be able to find any collectible even if they are only on level 1 in this hobby (and they can do the shortest option to try and find the collectibles quicker!)

You won’t find a new collectible each time, you will get repeats, if this happens just keep going, you will find them eventually! If it is still taking too long you can use the lucky spin on the row where you cannot find the item, this will cost LPs, when you click on the LP button it will clear the row and give you a random collectible on that row so you aren’t guaranteed a new item (you will get back any other collectibles you already had in that row) Need to earn some LPs to use the lucky spin?


If you complete this hobby 7 times in the time limit you will unlock the 7 sets of activewearso each time you complete the collection you will get one female adult and one male adult activewear outfit:

 Tips for completing in the time limit

They have made this event a lot easier, it is still difficult but when I first tried to complete this I only just managed to reach level 6 by the end of the week so I got one outfit, they have changed this so you level up a lot quicker this time

  • I would recommend having one sim doing the 4 hour 30 minutes option 3 times and then the 6 hour 30 minutes option twice, that should get that sim to level 6 so you can complete the collection!
  • While that sim is levelling up have all your other sims doing the 4 hour 30 minute option (only until you get all the items that are unlocked until that first sim reaches level 6, then all your sims can just do the shortest option)
  • Have as many sims as possible completing this hobby event- I had 9, 8 at home and 1 at the health hub:

  • Remember to click start new collection at the top of the aerobics collection list once you have got all of the collectibles, as shown in this post
  • Once you have completed the collection for the first time you can have all sims on the shortest option, as once you reach level 6 all the items will be unlocked so the shortest option will help you earn more collectibles in the time limit!
  • You can always use the lucky spin on a row if you are really struggling, this video shows you how the lucky spin works

NOTE: I don’t know whether they will bring this back as a time limited hobby event one day but I really hope they do as I didn’t manage to complete it!


The completed aerobics collection is shown below, once you complete the collection you need to click ‘start a new collection’ at the top of the hobby collection screen, this clears the board so you can complete the collection again to earn more rewards (you will only get the option to restart the hobby collection when you have completed the collection):

You will earn XPs when you complete a row in the hobby but to complete the collection you need to find all 12 of the collectibles

The reward for completing this collection is 2LPs:

  • You will earn 2LPs each time you complete this collection once the aerobics event has ended

Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post

Find all hobby posts here

Thanks for reading!


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Author: weightlessmagic

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38 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Aerobics

  1. For anyone who is interested additional aerobics steps cost the following- 8sp, 12sp, 18sp, 26sp, 32sp, 40sp then caps for a town max of 15 (which i assume would include the 14 available for purchase + the one in the health club)… didn’t buy any of the ones costing social points myself just added them to the cart as though I was going to buy to see the cost😕

  2. Once you have multiple activewear outfits, how do you select which ones your sims wear during the aerobics hobby?

  3. I have good neighbours so I’m using their “total pets” lot in order to gain Lp. In order to reach the 6th level in time you NEED them. I usually use them when, in order to complete the task, you can use only 1 Lp: for the 6h 30m task you have to wait 4h31min and then you can use it. more “nerd mode” than expensive, because it requires a lot of time playing, but in this way I have almost 3 days to find most of the rewards.

  4. Is it possible to unlock all of the outfits within the time limit? I did the math for my game and which timings would be more worth it, but I still cut down to getting level 6 on the second to last day. There’s no way that I can do all the rest of the outfits in the remaining 2 days! 😦 Plus there is also the ice sculpture hobby coming soon with the Christmas items from the castle last year. It’s probably possible, just not very realistic

    • If you use a lot of LPs then yes its possible. But is it fair? Definitely not!

    • I did unlock all outfits, but it required 1) speeding through getting the first run through the hobby with some LP, and then 2) setting a timer and buying all of the allowed steps and having 15 Sims jumping around at the same time. Very time-consuming! To have enough LPs to do that first run-through I’ve gotten in the habit of having all adult Sims working on any of the hobbies that have 10-minute times for earning points – swimming, fashion designer, etc – between quests and special events. I just leave the game running in the background all the time and check it when I can. It’s amazing how quickly those LPs add up. Also, any Sims not involved in a quest are earning points all the time. Thanks, Weightlessmgic, for that basic tip!

  5. Why can you only use the one stepper at the health hub?

  6. With the outfit prizes, are they only for doing the hobby or can your sims wear them wherever? No wonder there was a Sim Town Market event for a time extension, they knew we’d need it! Next time they have a Sim Town Market event for a time extension, We’ll all know that we’re about to be flooded with events xD

  7. To make best use of your time/lps consider using both “shake it off” and “warm up” strategically. For example: for level 1 your sim does 1 shake; for level 2 your sim does 1 shake + 1 warm; for level 3 your sim does 2 shake + 1 warm; for level 4 it would be 3 shake + 1 warm; for level 5 it would be 10 shakes.

  8. I think it should be possible to do the challenges without using LPs or SPs. I haven’t gotten any sets yet, but my one Sim is still on Level 4 and others are on Level 3.

  9. This has been impossible for me. With the limited times of 4h50m or 6h30m and trying to work and also sleep, I’m lucky to get through two rounds a day. There’s only two days left to this event and my 8 sims that I have doing this haven’t even hit the maximum xp level yet to unlock the last three aerobics workouts to even get the first set of athletic gear unlocked. I know that they’ll bring this back again but it’s so frustrating that they introduce a new hobby that takes forever to unlock all of the tiers while you’re doing the timer to collect all tiers 7 times for the different outfits. Very disappointed with this quest line.

  10. I agree with you Tara. I literally have 33 hours left and I just got the first set yesterday and none of my sims are even level 6 yet, they are actually only 8% into level 5. It sucks because I did want at least half of what was offered and the next event is coming up. Unfair…

  11. Hi there this doesn’t have to do with the event… I was organizing my houses and items with in. Then all the sudden it said I had reached the items cap! I have lights and plants and varies other items locked now! What is going on? I have never had this before. I am max level 55 with 32 sims. What do I do. I need those locked items. They locked my lamps plants and decor. Will they ever unlock again?

  12. I can’t get my sims to use the steppers in the gym, only the instructor step at the front

  13. Bummed. I wanted the workout clothes so I bought 14 aerobic steppers, I’m VIP 10 and used all of my extensions collected, also used my SPs to help level up and still only got 2 outfits. This was the worse ever challenge.

  14. One of my sims accidentally peed on the aerobic mat in the health hub. I can’t clean it because it’s in the middle of the mat, so when I press it just allows me to “warm up” or “shake it off”. Is there any way to clean the pee? I’m really annoyed about the yellow puddle on it.

    • This happened to me once at the lake, I couldn’t clean it because it would just come up with the fishing option but when I next updated my game the pee had disappeared so hopefully this still happens!

  15. I just now got the aerobics maxxed out last night. Now, I’m having the same problem with the ice sculpting. Have as many sculptors as allowed and I’m still a 5/6 with 2 days left. I wish they would not introduce a new hobby with time limited prizes at the same time. Introduce the hobby, give us a chance to get a sim to unlock all levels and then bring in the time limited prizes at a later date. I’m not spending money to unlock things with LPs. I already had a few sims age out and had to spend LPs to keep them as an adult since they made it that seniors and teens can’t work on the sculpting or aerobics either and with back to back challenges, all of my adults have been reaching senior age and if I age them, I have no adult to do the quest because if I kill my senior off, I am not filling the life orb and my town is maxxed out on how many sims I can have and with the weekly quests too, you need at least 1-2 of each type of sim depending on the challenge you get there. PLUS they have the Simtown Market challenge at the same time???? I can’t have them doing their hobbies to try to get those challenges met and also have them work at the careers that require constant monitoring to get the day done to get things ticked off for the market. I still need to be able to sleep, eat, work and sometimes have a personal life and not be monitoring a game 24/7 to be able to get everything done. Spread out the challenges more, one at a time and leave breaks in between again. I used to enjoy playing SIMS but they’re starting to make it that you can’t complete anything without spending real world cash and that shouldn’t be a requirement. I may stop playing soon if they don’t stop this.

  16. If I manage to complete a collection, will I be able to choose the outfit I like or it will be randomized?

  17. I am a bit behind in the game, so I just did the health hub quest and got the event. I have a sim at level 6 but strangely, the last item on row 1 and the first two items on row 2 never lit up like they were unlocked… so I have to use (un)lucky spins to get those each time. Really expensive and bizarre. And now Mean Curls just started while I still have 5 days left of this aerobics event… noooooooo

    • How weird! If that keeps happening you should contact them about it to see if they can fix this problem for you! The fashion designer one is a lot easier and quicker to complete than this one!

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