Spring into Aquarobics this Spring!

The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ National Health Survey released earlier this year revealed that 67 per cent of Australian adults were overweight or obese (12.5 million people), an increase from 63.4 per cent since 2014-15.
If the current trend continues, more than 18 million Australians will be overweight or obese by 2030, increasing the populations risk of chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. A 2019 study reported on by the Weekender showed that 32.8 per cent of adults in the Penrith region were classified as obese – a significantly higher number than surrounding cities, with Blacktown currently sitting at 30.6 per cent, the Blue Mountains at 26.2 per cent and Parramatta at 25.5 per cent.
Regular exercise is one way to combat the growing problem of obesity, but running, going to the gym or group sport isn’t for everyone, particularly if you have mobility issues of any type. Aquarobics isn’t just for the oldies as it has sometimes been perceived but can be a highly challenging and effective workout. Aquatic exercise is one of the most effective ways to train whilst putting less stress on the body and increasing your range of motion, regardless of your age, gender or fitness level!
Water is 15 times more resistant than air, so many people also 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 research shows that in water exercise provides relief for sufferers of arthritis, back pain, heart disease, obesity, fibromyalgia, or multiple sclerosis.
Aquarobics has enjoyed a comeback over the past few years, and now attracts a mixed audience of participants across Aquarobics class types, ranging from gentle and pre and post pregnancy exercise to high intensity workouts and deep water training. The beauty of Aquarobics is that you can work at your own pace, and that the exercise is low impact, so much kinder to knees, hips, backs and ankles. Just as importantly – it’s set to music, is great fun, mood boosting, non intimidating and very social – providing wonderful benefits for both body and mind!
Grab a friend and come and join us to see what all the fuss is about. But I warn you – Aquarobics is addictive! Just ask the participants who have been coming along for 5, 10 and in some cases 20 years………!