Everyone can exercise in the water!
If you vowed to get fit in 2021 and are still motivated to do so – well done! If not, maybe it’s time to try something new?
So what are the best options to exercise in the water? Aquarobics can be highly challenging and effective, and now attracts a mixed audience of participants across ages, genders and Aquarobics class types, ranging from gentle and pre and post pregnancy exercise to high intensity and deep water training. The beauty of Aquarobics is that you can work at your own pace, and that the exercise is low impact, whilst still providing a tough workout.
As Aquarobics delivers a range of health benefits during pregnancy, we have just introduced 3 Aqua Gentle Natal classes per week specifically for mums to be. Studies have proven that women who do Aquarobics throughout their pregnancy need less pain-relieving medication during childbirth, have easier deliveries and quicker post birth recovery! Post natally, aquarobics relieves aches and pains, improves circulation, lifts mood to help combat general tiredness and postnatal depression and provides much needed time out for new Mums.
Water is 15 times more resistant than air, so many people use water resistance training when injured to maintain their cardiovascular fitness with less impact and stress on joints, bones, and muscles due to the buoyancy of water. The support provided by the water also makes it an ideal environment for post workout recovery and stretching, and provides relief for sufferers of arthritis, back pain, heart disease, obesity, fibromyalgia, or multiple sclerosis.
Lap swimming is the ultimate all-in-one exercise, working most muscles in the body with every stroke, increasing flexibility and muscle endurance. Muscles are strengthened and toned as a result of water resistance, core strength is improved, and the nature of breathing whilst swimming promotes greater lung capacity.
We offer squad swimming, or Kids Swim 4 Fitness as an alternative for children and teenagers who like to swim purely for fitness, without the training schedule and competitive aspect that comes with squads. Joining a local swim club is a great way to swim to swim, race and socialise with other fans of swimming, and membership is open to both competitive and social swimmers.
Whichever option you choose, please observe basic swim safety and enjoy your water workouts this summer. Good luck in achieving your fitness goals this year!