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2/19/13 8:05 A

It can be a great workout. It can also be ineffective if you don't work hard. Make sure you are moving as much water as strongly as you can with your arms and legs. Your instructor should be giving tips on how to get the most out of each exercise. If she isn't, ask her. I love aquafit and work hard in the pool. It was my first regular exercise when I started working out. I do notice, however, there are lots of ladies in the pool who have been going longer than I have, who are not really benefiting from it because they just drift through the motions. Work just a little harder than you think you can and you should do just fine. Congratulations! and have fun.

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2/19/13 7:42 A

Never tried it but I think that when the weather breaks and my bil (brother in law) opens his pool I am going to give it a try. I have only heard positive things about it.

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2/18/13 9:16 P

Water aerobics and water jogging kept me sane the last year or so after I badly injured both my knees. Those plus swimming in general are really good workouts in my opinion, and it's awesome that they don't cause you pain. :)

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2/18/13 8:52 P

I've done water aerobics and love it. I have to be careful when I swim or do water aerobics not to let myself get dehydrated because you don't sweat or get hot like you do with other non-water sports. So remember to take a bottle of water with you when you go! emoticon

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2/18/13 8:37 P

I do water aerobics twice a week and love it! I feel like I'm getting a good workout, but the best thing about it is.... it's fun!

Edited by: YOGA_KITTY at: 2/18/2013 (20:38)

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2/18/13 6:59 P

I took water aerobics. It is a great workout. Loved doing it. So enjoy and get healthy.....Good 4 U........

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2/18/13 6:25 P


As long as you're getting your heart rate up (breathing hard), that's what matters most. I agree with the previous poster that you should never feel pain.

When it comes to weight loss, the majority of your progress is going to come from diet, not exercise. So as long as you are tracking your food and consistently staying in your recommended calorie and nutrient ranges, that's what will help you steadliy lose weight.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

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2/18/13 4:18 P

Working out isn't supposed to be painful, so it's great that you've found a way of exercising without being in pain! I'd say go by your pulse to determine whether you're working out "enough" (and keep in mind that "enough" is completely subjective and relative, any workout at all is always better than none!). You can look up online what your target pulse rate should be (I think it depends on your age and gender) and then just check your pulse during or immediately after your workout to see how close you've gotten to your target zone.

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2/18/13 3:20 P

I am an obese woman and have found that water aerobics and water jogging I can do without pain. YAY!! what I am wondering as I am starting to get serious about this.. how do I know that I am getting in enough of a workout?? I don't feel any pain..

Also if anyone has used water aerobics with success I would like to hear about it

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