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Hot Water Aerobics

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Today the water in the pool was bathtub warm. Most likely around 90 degrees. I'd heard of hot yoga but never hot water aerobics! Although technically we did "hot" water aerobics in the therapy pool yesterday. I think the management was worried about people getting sick yesterday and set the temperature up at night just in case the heater cut off again. Well it didn't. I got into the water wearing my long sleeved winter water top. I fared okay for the first session of water aerobics but as I headed to the deep water class, I had to take it off. I was really afraid of over heating. One thing I will say in favor of "hot" water aerobics and that is that my muscles were much more limber. I think I can adapt to just about anything but cold. I got in a great workout and that's all that matters!

  
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SLENDERELLA61 1/11/2012 5:36PM

    Good for you for adapting to what was available! Glad you got your good workout. -Marsha

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DONNABRIGHT 1/11/2012 9:43AM

    It does sound nice to do but I would imagine it would get too warm after awhile. Great job on all the exercise.

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L*I*T*A* 1/10/2012 10:13PM

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LINTPICKER 1/10/2012 9:13PM

    a hot pool sounds great to me! I wish I had a place to go hot water exercising, my bathtub is just too small emoticon

sounds like a lot of fun!

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Adapting To The Cold Water Situation

Monday, January 09, 2012

This morning we ran into a snag at my water aerobics classes. The water heater turned itself off sometime during the night and the water was too cold for many of us. Our instructor taught the healthy back class in the heated therapy pool even though the pool only ranges between 3-4 feet deep. The heat actually made some of the stretches easier! The water felt great for this class. Unfortunately, our regular aerobics class is way too big to be held in such a small pool. There were 26 members today and the therapy pool was being used for therapy classes. So, the majority of the class decided to brave the cold water and the class was conducted in the regular pool. The last time I tried that, I got sick. With two knee replacements, I simply get way too cold when the water dips to 80 degrees. Consequently, a group of us with knee replacements and other issues, decided to conduct our own class in the shallow end of the therapy pool. The therapy teacher also teaches four of our water aerobics classes and she understood the problem clearly. (She is such a sweetheart!) She invited us to participate in the therapy class using more advanced moves tailored to our own abilities. We did lots of squats and lunges in an effort to stay under the warm water. In the end, we all got a vigorous lower body workout! Who would have thought it? Adapting to the cold water situation ended up giving me a great workout. I know this because when I did the week 2 day 2 video for my January Jumpstart Challenge Team, my quads, hamstrings and butt were really talking to me. I was surprised at how tight my muscles were! Yikes! I had to do some serious stretching after the video ended.

  
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SLENDERELLA61 1/15/2012 8:03PM

    Good job adapting to the situation! Sure hope they get that heater situation resolved. -Marsha

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PEGGYANNSCH 1/10/2012 2:27PM

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SHIROIHANA 1/10/2012 10:43AM

    That is very nice of the therapy instructor to have done that. This shows that when there is a will, there is a way.
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DONNABRIGHT 1/10/2012 9:15AM

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LINTPICKER 1/9/2012 10:28PM

    sounds warm and fat burning!

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I Am Not Sore From My Saturday Workout!

Sunday, January 08, 2012

I'm surprised to say that when I woke up this morning, I wasn't particularly sore from my workout yesterday. I hope this means that I'm getting stronger and that I don't get delayed soreness tomorrow!

  
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SLENDERELLA61 1/9/2012 8:02PM

    Wonderful! I'd say you are definitely getting stronger. -Marsha

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DONNABRIGHT 1/9/2012 2:17PM

    Now that sounds like definite progress!

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AQUAGIRL08 1/9/2012 11:44AM

    I was just a touch sore this morning but working out in the warm therapy pool took care of it!

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My New Water Class Was Great!

Saturday, January 07, 2012

I loved my new water class that I took this morning! As expected, some members of my Tuesday/Thursday class were there, so I felt totally at ease. At first I thought that the class was going to be much easier than my other classes. We did lots of warm up exercises. I came early and did close to an hour of water jogging and stretching before class, so the warm up felt easy and good. Then the instructor suddenly made the class very aerobic and all of us were breathing hard. It was great! I was able to do about 20 minutes of the water weights this time before my arms tired. This was a big deal for me! I'm making good progress. Because there are no other classes being taught in the deep area of the pool, this class lasted a little over an hour. Everyone chatted during exercise so the time just flew by. Before I knew it, the class was over! I know that I'll be back. It was a great workout. So good, in fact, that once I got home I felt so tired that I fell asleep after eating a healthy lunch. (I'm not generally one who naps during the day.) That was 120 minutes of wonderful exercise this morning!

  
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DONNABRIGHT 1/9/2012 2:17PM

    Awesome!

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THOMS1 1/7/2012 9:28PM

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SLENDERELLA61 1/7/2012 7:16PM

    Sounds fantastic! I'm going to have to try that one sometime!! So glad you are making progress. You are gaining health by leaps and bounds! -Marsha

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Trying A New Saturday Water Class

Friday, January 06, 2012

Tomorrow I will start a new Saturday deep water aerobics class. I have been doing deep water aerobics on Tuesdays and Thursdays after completing my regular water aerobics class. I'm finding that I like the challenge of the deep water a little better than working out in 4-5 feet of water. The instructor for this class will be different than the instructor for my Tuesday/Thursday classes. It will be interesting to see what kind of workout it will be. I kind of enjoy having a variety of instructors in my water classes. Every instructor tends to have her own style and focus. My muscles get worked in a variety of different ways because of it. This keeps my workouts fresh and keeps me from working the same muscles in exactly the same way all of the time. One of my workout buddies has been asking me for several weeks to join her for the Saturday class. I called her today to let her know that I would finally be joining her. She was very excited but said that she has to go to a funeral and won't be able to make it tomorrow. I'm still planning to attend by myself and am fairly certain that I'll run into some members of my Tuesday/Thursday classes, so I should feel comfortable.

I've been coupling these workouts with the January Jumpstart Challenge workouts. Since I had a little difficulty with the video for day 5, I've been able to pinpoint some weak areas of my body. My intent is to build some more strengthening as well as additional aerobics into my program. Adding this Saturday class is the first step.

  
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DONNABRIGHT 1/7/2012 10:47AM

    You are making awesome progress. You should feel so good about what you are doing.

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SLENDERELLA61 1/6/2012 7:59PM

    That's great that you are trying something challenging and new! Good for you. Take care. Wishing you continuing improvement in your health. -Marsha

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