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Aqua Spinning

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Jack LaLanne Show began airing in the 1950's. The fitness guru developed fitness programs including aerobics and water aerobics. In the 1980's, Johnathan Goldberg introduced the concept of stationary cycling in a class. Thus spinning was born. It was inevitable that the two popular exercise formats would be combined to create a new form of exercise.

While watching the news today, I learned about aqua spinning, which originated in Europe. It is a high-intensity workout in the water. The use of water supports the body and reduces the risk of sports injuries. It is a great form of exercise for people with joint problems and those who want an intense workout.

Coming to a gym near you?


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MYSTICRAINS 6/7/2013 7:52PM

    I'd love this

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BLUES2ELMO 2/11/2010 11:44AM

    WOW that looks like my cup of tea---I love water aerobics. I'm gonna talk to the Y!!

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MAUIPIXIE 10/2/2009 9:11AM

    That looks like fun. I have wanted try just water aerobics, gonna make it to my pool next tues to give it a try

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WILDFIRE_STAR 9/27/2008 1:10AM

    Maybe I could actually ribe a bike if it was in the water...LOL

Really it looks like fun! I would think that if it stayed in the water to long it would rust. Thanks for sharing!


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MELINKY 9/26/2008 9:22PM

    this sounds like it would be easier on the joints perhaps? I'd give it a whirl.

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NOMI_822 9/26/2008 6:34PM

    I might have to join a gym that had that as I love the water. That makes a lot of sense though. I still have memories of the old Jack LaLanne Show and my mom trying to keep up. I have seen him in recent years and while he is way older I still can't keep up with him!!! emoticon emoticon

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ORANGE-AVOCADO 9/26/2008 4:12PM

    HA! How crazy is that?!

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SAYRAH-M 9/26/2008 3:08PM

    That is ALL WET!!

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BONMACK 9/26/2008 3:02PM

    Wow........what a totally neat concept, first I've heard of this! I'd LOVE to try that, bet it'd be a really good workout. Thanx for posting this!

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WILDCARD1 9/26/2008 1:10PM

    That looks cool! I would love to try it!!!

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LEANVIXEN 9/26/2008 10:01AM

    That must be so much harder than spinning because the water is more dense than air...Sounds like a lot of fun though!

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MDTWEETY 9/26/2008 8:40AM

    Wow, this looks fun!!

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OAKDALE3 9/26/2008 8:03AM

    This looks so cool!! I would love to try it!! If only I could find a bathing suite that fits......

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JLITT62 9/26/2008 7:50AM

    Ok, how the heck do they keep the bikes from rusting up?

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BINEMELLES 9/26/2008 4:44AM

    this originated in europe? wow! i want to try it!

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OUTOFIDEAS 9/26/2008 12:09AM

    This looks like something I could really love! Cool! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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