So you’ve done the same cardio machines for a while and you’re feeling confident, but bored with your routine. It may be time for water fitness.
Swimming isn’t just going back and forth in lanes. There are a variety of other challenging and fun activities you can do in the water. Aqua fitness is a whole category of aerobic exercises which increases the heart rate and the body’s intake of oxygen.
This type of exercise was around for several years until it was developed in to what it is known today as Aquatic Fitness. Not only is Aquatic Fitness lots of fun, it also comes with benefits its land-based counterparts can’t offer.
One benefit is that Aqua fitness allows a person to exercise every muscle and every joint in the body all at the same time. Water is 829 times denser than air so you will get greater resistance with a smaller risk of injury than if you were exercising on land.
Another benefit is that water aerobics cools off your body the entire time you are exercising. This is definitely a major benefit, especially during summertime temperatures, when exercising in a pool can hit the spot.
The last and probably most important benefit of aqua fitness is that almost anyone, any age, can perform water aerobics and still get the maximum workout. The reason for this is because the water causes your body to be buoyant, thus causing less strain and stress on your joints and muscles.
Knowing how to swim is not required
A person does not need to know how to swim in order to take advantage of Aqua fitness either. He or she can wear one of many devices that will enable them to stay afloat with little effort. This in turn enables the person to be able to concentrate on his or her routine. And, it helps to eliminate fear of a mishap in the water.
Aqua Fitness is generally performed in water that is up to a person’s waist. Water jogging, for example, is done in deeper water so that a person’s body stays submerged and maximizes the workout.
Which activity is for me?
Click here to visit our aquatics page. These should help you choose. And, check out this video to learn more.
The ideal location for Aquatics is in an indoor pool where the water temperature is controlled. Each of our 7 South Jersey locations has Aqua Fitness. Click here to find a location near you.
As with any exercise, talk to your health care provider first before you start.
So, if you need a new exercise routine to break the boredom and get different results, you might consider Aquatic Classes at Future Fitness Centers.