SparkPeople Water Aerobics Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=2769 If you love water aerobics, deep water jogging, or just exercising on your own in the water, then this is a team for you! H2O - the complete workout!! SparkPeople Water Aerobics Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=2769 Do You Do It in the Deep? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x57062829 Most WA classes are in the shallow water, but there are lots of benefits to deep water workouts. Does your pool have a deep water class? A deep/shallow combo class? I find that an hour's deep workout fixes me up wonderfully from what a week's worth of shallow water and teaching from the deck have done to my muscles and joints. Sun, 9 Mar 2014 14:22:51 EST NEW TO THE TEAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x57006906 Hi, My name is Jill. I live in Minnesota. I go to the YMCA at least 4 days a week. I have lost 116 pounds my current weight is 297 I have been going to the pool for 5 months now. It is slow going. I notice more inches then weight loss. But my muscle and core strength have increased.I looked forward to being apart of a group. I have lymphedema and a lower back injury. When i go to the pool I take more then one class....sometimes 3 in a row. I am determined!! We will be successful!! Tue, 4 Mar 2014 20:16:10 EST Water Shoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x56821995 Looking at a featured Spark article on shoes today <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=1find_your_sole_mate_the_perfect_sh<BR>oe_for_every_workout </link> <BR> I found myself disagreeing with the recommended shoes. It linked to some better advice <BR> <link>swimlaneropeblog.wordpress.com/2013/<BR>04/01/what-to-look-for-in-water-aerobi<BR>cs-shoes/ </link> which specified shoes that are more cushioned and that adjust. <BR> <BR> What kind of water shoes do you use or like bes... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:05:34 EST Hello from central Wisconsin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x56710531 Kinda new at this group posting. I started doing water activities in exercise in 2011 and when the pool changed hours it didn't work for my work hours, Now retired I started back in 2014. I will be doing my first session this month. I have a severe spinal problem and find the water has helped me not only keeping strength but it has helped me feel better mentally and more energy. I hope to post often and keep with it this time around. Glad to meet you all. . Sun, 9 Feb 2014 16:30:45 EST regular swimmer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x56443682 Hi I have only just found this team. I have been swimming at least 2 to 3 times a week and have done for the past 5 years. <BR> I have fibromyalgia and swimming helps to relieve the stiffness. I have struggled to swim for the past 8 months as I had no power in my arms and legs and couldnt underdstand why I found out just before Christmas that I also have polymyalgia and also possibly MS(which I am still undergoing tests for). So I have now joined an aqua aerobics class run by the MS soci... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:08:33 EST Tabata http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x56423623 My friend and I have started doing Tabata pull ups at the deep end of the pool before class 3 days a week. One of our instructors also does tabata in her class once a week. My weight loss was at a plateau and this got it moving again. I'd love to hear from others who do Tabata. Sun, 19 Jan 2014 07:00:48 EST new energy in class http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x56371493 Two more folks joined last night and seemed to enjoy it. So that class has a total of 5 happy new participants! Hooray! Wed, 15 Jan 2014 08:24:34 EST NEW TO THE TEAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x56250098 HI my name is Allie,am living in Columbia,s.c. and belong to Golds Gym!! I am fairly new to water Aerobics but I love it!!! I started Spark on Nov. 20th,have lost 10#'s and decided to get myself back to the gym and get healthy !!!! I am 58 yrs. old ,married for 41 yrs. lots of health issues (type 2 diabetic,reflux disorder,disentergrating disc disease in lower back ,osteo arthritis) that's only a few of the many issues!! I take 15 pills a day to function and want to get rid of as many meds. a... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 20:38:04 EST Holiday Music in Class http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x55891814 Do you like to exercise to Christmas/Holiday music? Do you like to have it the whole month of December or just a few days at the end of the month? <BR> <BR> My policy as a teacher is to keep it to the closest days around the 25th, as we hear it in so many locations and it can get to be a bit much and less of an enjoyable treat. I also try to keep the music I play for class on the secular side, as there is still plenty to choose from, and I like to be as inclusive as possible. <BR> <BR> What... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 20:16:21 EST I'm just sayin' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=651x2769x55663331 Out of 587 members of this team, only 9 have contributed minutes to the monthly team water exercise goal. C'mon you guys--splash it and track it! <BR> <BR> And you 9 currently doing the heavy lifting...you're extremely awesome! Sun, 17 Nov 2013 02:18:54 EST had some enthusuastic new students in my classes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x55510851 Last week was the beginning of the new session. I love seeing the big grins when someone realizes they might be able to exercise this way (in the water). <BR> <BR> Usually I get a few more new folks the second week. Here's hoping! Mon, 4 Nov 2013 09:53:22 EST embarrassing pool moments http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x55463882 It has taken me a week to recover, but I thought I'd share a laugh--maybe this has happened to you, too? <BR> <BR> I spend a lot of time in the pool. Despite careful laundering and all sorts of other precautions, I go through a lot of suits because of the pool chemicals. I check each one as I put it in my bag and when I unpack. <BR> <BR> I have some identical suits and I mended one last week. I was a little worried about whether the mend would hold up, so I put that one aside and I took th... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:48:46 EST Something You'd like to Tell Your Instructor? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x55029061 I needed some exercise yesterday, so I attended another instructor's water aerobics class. I got my workout, but I was disappointed that it was inappropriate for the population that was there. Afterward, I asked her if she was planning to attend our upcoming continuing education workshops and she floored me by saying that she never learned anything in them and she wasn't wasting her money any more. Well, that was truer than she knew! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Wish I had had the courage to g... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 11:48:40 EST Just beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x54945601 Hello to all. I am thrilled to find this help with my water exercise. I am 67 and after 31 years retired teacher. My knees have little to no cartilage etc. I need to keep the muscles strong to be able to walk! I love doing my walk and exercise in the water. Visiting my daughter in Oregon I got hooked in the YMCA class. My NJ YMCA Has classes that seem to do a lot of jumping so I exercise using what I remember from Oregon. So glad to explore other routines to keep from getting bored. I go ... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:06:13 EST fellow instructors: I need some tough ab exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x54852848 I teach an "advanced" shallow water class that is fast-paced with a lot of cardio. I've been away from teaching it for a few months with broken wrist, so I'm a bit rusty. My new class last night said they'd like to target their abs. (I do some ab/core moves already.) In this class we don't use any equipment, noodles, hand bars, etc. They do some suspended moves. Does anyone have some good ideas for tomorrow night's class? Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:00:46 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x54737724 Hi my name is Tami <BR> <BR> I have always loved the water i am a great swimmer. But i have been for the last 6 months getting back in shape. I am a big girl but i am on personal fitness journey. I have been exercising in so many ways for the past six months. But I have been hearing so many wonderful things about water aerobics. So this coming week i am going to try water aerobics classes for the first time! I am nervous but very excited. So please even though i am great swimmer i am going t... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 10:05:25 EST Rash from chlorine??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x54704112 Hi, <BR> I started this topic because I searched for info on it and came up blank. <BR> <BR> I am wondering if other get a bad itchy rash from chlorine in the water at their pool? Our pool must have some intense chemicals because this rash started and now I have to use steroid cream, which has complications, and it is still not all gone. <BR> <BR> So if you do get rashes what do you do to treat it please?? Thanks much, Jill <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:28:53 EST Who to Embarrass? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x53882787 Has this ever happened to you? At the end of class, a member was walking ahead of me, and the rear view of her wet bathing suit left nothing to the imagination. It was nearly transparent. I had a quandry: whether to embarrass myself and try to tell her about it, or to let her continue in that embarrassing condition until she gets a rear view glimpse in a locker room mirror. <BR> <BR> I decided that if it were me, I would rather someone told me than to continue in ignorance, so I told her in ... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:49:26 EST been here before http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x53756081 been here before and hopefully this time I will win this battle and lose the weight and learn to live a healthy lifestyle Sat, 15 Jun 2013 17:59:33 EST Water Gear? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x53754874 Does anyone use any kind of extra gear, like barbells, belts, etc? I would be curious why, or why not :) <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 15:31:20 EST Help us get to the goal in June! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=651x2769x53752502 Today, June 15, we are only 41% of the way when we should be 50%. Come on--we did this last month and there's even more outdoor water fun this month! <BR> <BR> Even if you can't get to a personal 180 minutes per week, every minute you track does swell the overall team's monthly total. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 11:06:35 EST Is your pool too cool? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x53671780 Does a little chill when you get in motivate you to work harder? Do you like the water to be warm and welcoming? What's your ideal water temp for H2O exercise? Sun, 9 Jun 2013 15:25:05 EST 10 New Members Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x53540029 There must be something in the water! <em>246</em> But I think it's probably more like the influence of the water exercise article on today's start page. Nonetheless, a big splashy welcome to LJH1010, THMANSON, SMOHME, SHARKY368, NMC_2002, CELESTE3203, LACT8RN, JUDENOW, ROGERB71, SHEILABEN and everyone else who has joined this team lately. <BR> <BR> We're glad you're here, and hope you'll share your love of H2O with your fellow fanatics. Older members--stop by and tell the newbies hello!... Thu, 30 May 2013 20:41:07 EST Any Water Joggers in the House? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x53536500 Despite the name, this team is for ALL forms of water exercise. Do you water jog or run? How long do you go? What's your workout like? Do you do endurance runs, intervals, other stuff? Tell us! Thu, 30 May 2013 14:07:58 EST Yay for today's feature article on water workouts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x53532400 How awesome is that! Thu, 30 May 2013 08:17:14 EST Trying to get myself back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x53532117 My wrist injury/surgery is recovered enough to let me get back into the pool (for my own therapy, not to teach yet). It feels great after being sidelined for a couple of months. Now that I can get my suit and cap on and off, I'm eager to increase my stamina and strength. My first few attempts were tiring, but yesterday I realized/remembered that I could do deep-water moves that don't require as much arm movement. Eggbeater legs, for the win! <BR> <BR> Just prior to the injury, I'd been spar... Thu, 30 May 2013 07:59:24 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x53429373 Hello, I am new to this team's but I have been doing water aerobics for over 4 years. The ladies in my classes are called the Aqua Divas. I can't imagine not doing water exercises. It has changed my life. I am a kid again when I am in the pool at the YMCA. I am 66 years old and a semi retired librarian. I also love chair Yoga. Thank you for all the groovy moves here. I will post some of my favorites soon. <BR> Carolyn...aka cwakes Tue, 21 May 2013 19:13:36 EST Bathing Suit Strategies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x53315108 As far as I can tell, there are 2 main bathing suit buying strategies for those of us who spend a lot of time in the water. One is to spend a significant sum on a well-made chlorine-resistant suit, figuring that on a per-wear basis you're still getting a bargain. Another is to buy cheaper lycra suits, replacing them often and having a different look on a regular basis. An instructor I know even combines the two: she invested in a plain black long-leg chlorine-resister (and has had it for seve... Sun, 12 May 2013 11:31:34 EST its me again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x53303884 ive been here many of times before under so many names i cant remember them all but this time i am really ready to begin i will not let food rule my life no more i am tired of starting over and feeling like a failure everytime i begin again no more no more deletes...................................<BR>.................... Sat, 11 May 2013 12:00:32 EST Getting Ready for Summer Splashing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x53138247 I know that some team members are seasonal water aerobicizers because they go to an outdoor pool. Warmer weather is coming to the northern hemisphere. Is your pool getting ready to open? Does your exercise menu change with the season? Sun, 28 Apr 2013 11:48:33 EST Looking for Water Exercise Success Stories! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x52880889 Hi there! I thought this would be a great Team to pass this request along to. We received an email from a writer at FIRST for Women magazine and here is what she is looking for: <BR> <BR> The topic is: women who lost a dramatic amount of weight with the help of doing water exercise. Do you know any women who have amazing success stories to share? Ideally, I'm looking for a photogenic woman who lost 50+ or 100+ pounds and has before/after snapshots to share. <BR> <BR> This could mean Aqu... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 11:43:45 EST quick update http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x52866254 had a slip and fall at the y, broke my wrist. had surgery on it:metal plate and pins, will be out of the pool for a couple months, boo. limited internet, slow computer at home. no fun at all. Sun, 7 Apr 2013 11:53:36 EST Hope I get a good turnout for class tonight... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x52614960 The winter weather conditions (northern MA) made a mess of the roadways last night. I got there and swam my laps, but nobody showed up for Aquacize class. Oh well, at least I got to go home early. The roads are still bad today, but maybe things will improve by this evening... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 08:06:26 EST someone asked about resistance bands http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x52498603 I attended an AEA instructor training workshop that used chlorine-resistant bands in the pool this weekend. This is the brand web site. They come in two resistance levels. They have thumbholes, then you wrap them around your hands. http://www.qualitissolutionsusa.com Tue, 12 Mar 2013 09:51:01 EST looking forward to instructor training workshops http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x52385177 This weekend I'm attending AEA workshops in "Boot Camp Deep" and "Aquatic Kickboxing" These will be in Massachusetts. <BR> <BR> By any chance, is anyone else from this community attending? <BR> <BR> I'm especially excited about the kickboxing. I've learned some moves on my own and my classes enjoy them, but I've been waiting to find a workshop in my area for a couple of years! <BR> <BR> I love deep water exercises, but currently only teach shallow. I'm looking forward to doing the deep m... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 15:27:31 EST new class session began for me last night http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x52294379 I teach two different shallow-water classes (each class is 2 evenings). <BR> <BR> I teach Aquacize/water aerobics, and also a faster-paced, cardio intensive class. Early spring is great because I get some returning "snowbirds" and also some folks who don't like to come out on cold winter evenings (despite our awesome warm pool). I also usually see a couple of people who had to drop out from an earlier session (for various reasons: injuries, travel, work schedule)--it feels wonderful that my... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:08:05 EST Poll about classes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x52224603 I am the coordinator of our local community water aerobics program. We have just been doing water aerobics once a week.. since that is the only time we can use the pool for now. It's enough.. ish and I find that we are getting about 90% participation in this class compared to about 30% when we had it 2 days a week. We start up again after a couple weeks off for a new session of twice a week. Do you guys think I should just have people sign up for Monday classes separate from registration ... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:10:15 EST New, Lands End now carries long-sleeve swim tee's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x52209292 These look like just the thing for a chilly pool. Some styles go to Women's 3X in Plus size: http://lands.to/gpqZ Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:55:23 EST blizzard watch here in northeastern MA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x52024352 I'll be swimming laps, then teaching a water aerobics class tonight, but it sounds like I will be shoveling snow instead of swimming laps on Friday and Saturday, possibly still cleaning up on Sunday. <BR> <BR> The good news about the shoveling is that I wasn't always fit enough to be able to do it. So even though it will be very hard work, I am so grateful to have proof of how far I've come. <BR> <BR> I am new to SparkPeople. I had lost a significant amount of weight and started working o... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 14:22:26 EST new member introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x51908456 I was very excited to find a Water Aerobics team when I joined! I'm 58 and live in MA. My "fun job" is a water aerobics instructor in the evenings. I began as a participant in the classes some years ago and I loved it enough to become certified and teach on my own! I also learned to swim and passed a lifeguard test. (I also work full time during the day.) I teach 4 water classes a week (2 regular, 2 cardio--both in shallow water), and I swim laps every day. <BR> <BR> Being able to exercise i... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 08:33:51 EST Is there a waterproof fitbit/bod dybug-type thing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x51382807 I'd like to try one of those wearable activity body monitors, but need a waterproof one, as a large proportion of my exercise is in the water. A class member had one from Weight Watchers, so I know they exist, but I don't want to join WW just to get a gadget. Anybody know of one? Tried it? Sun, 30 Dec 2012 12:51:53 EST Everybody into the pool! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=651x2769x50959423 We were doing so well on the team goal in the first half of November, then Thanksgiving week hit and now we're way behind the pace that would get us to that goal number. <BR> <BR> Get into the pool this week and work off that turkey (who am I kidding, the PIE's the real viillain!). Track your minutes; track the minutes you were too busy to track last week. <BR> <BR> Let's see if we can still do this thing! <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Sun, 25 Nov 2012 12:30:45 EST Biting the Noodles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x50959144 Does anybody else's pool have trouble with kids biting (sometimes biting chunks out of!) the foam noodles? Drives me bonkers! <BR> <BR> The pools where I work finally solved it by having "public" noodles for the kids to wreck, and adult noodles stored out of sight and used only for H2O classes. Still makes me mad, though, to see property destroyed this way. <BR> <em>28</em> Sun, 25 Nov 2012 12:08:09 EST Hair and Chlorine? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x50372694 <BR> <BR> Okay, my hair is starting to suffer, any advice on pool hair and making it look and feel better? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> Sat, 13 Oct 2012 14:13:22 EST YMCA suggested Swimnastics? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x49532152 So, I'm totally out of shape. I have trouble committing to a workout program because of my size (425 pounds...UGGS) as of this morning. <BR> <BR> I sweat too much, it's hard on my knees...I can't keep up, because of my belly I can't physically do the routine. <BR> <BR> Fitness expert at the Y suggested 2 classes that I take, both water based. One is Difficultly with movement. It's taught by a physical therapist. Took my first class last Friday. We meet 3 days a week for a half hour. M... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 19:05:48 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x49204001 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Celeste. I am 27 and have about 56lbs to lose. <BR> <BR> For the past year and a half, I have been taking karate which has been so awesome for me....until my knees have started giving me heck. <BR> <BR> So, for the past 2 months, I have been out of class. <BR> <BR> I am looking at joining a local gym that has a pool and also offers water aerobics classes, and I just wanted to get to know what it's about, and if it will be able to help me. <BR> <BR> I kno... Sun, 29 Jul 2012 02:20:30 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x49183521 I can't seem to figure out a way to introduce myself to the water aerobics forum. My name is Sue and I have done water aerobics for years. Would love to join forum and need to lose 35 lbs. Fri, 27 Jul 2012 14:32:40 EST New : My 1st water fitness class this morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x49180882 OMG I had my 1st water fitness class this morning and I am in love with it so I had ot find a SP team for it <em>334</em> Who knew you could work up a sweat in a POOL of WATER! <BR> <BR> It was amazing looking forward ot my next class I hope ot get 2 classes a week in <BR> <BR> Enough of me raving about water fitness I'm Linda been here at SP since 2009 I thought I was at my goal weight but new PCP has other ideas so I joined a different gym that has water fitness and more zumba classe... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 11:00:02 EST Aqua Pi-Yo-Chii http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x48850462 I'm headed to Aqua Energized Pi-Yo-Chi this morning at my Y. I did one class called Ai Chi and really liked it but couldn't fit in my schedule so grabbed this one. I've never done a class of any kind of Pilates or Yoga, only some dvs's on my own, so I may be behind on the moves. I also missed the first class because of my surgery, but at least I'll be moving! <BR> <BR> It's in the shallow warm, teaching pool. Can't wait!!! I'll let you know later how it went. Fri, 6 Jul 2012 07:22:26 EST Good news for chubby thighs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x48663405 A study published in the Harvard Men’s Health Watch newsletter ( ) involved 2,816 apparently healthy men and women aged 35–65. Each participant was measured for height and weight and for thigh, hip and waist circumference. Subjects were tracked for 12.5 years on average. At the end of the study, the researchers determined that the individuals with thicker thighs had a lower risk of heart disease and premature death than those with thin thighs. More specifically, a circumference of 62 centimet... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 01:24:36 EST New Emoticons? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x48625102 This was just posted on the team leaders page. If there are any new emotions you would like and you are not a team leader let me know and I will post your request for you there. If you are a leader, just go to the thread and do it yourself. My wishes are for more water exercise icons besides a swimmer. <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> There's been some discussion over the past few days about updating emoticons. I know we've got some old lists of suggestions, but I figured I'd start a new on... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 11:48:58 EST Personal Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=651x2769x48586413 What are some of your personal goals doing water aerobics? losing weight? flexibility? mobility? strength? interest? <BR> <BR> When I was younger I liked swimming and I think the aerobics is great for overall health and the added bonus of taken pressure of the joints is good. I needed something I would stick with and lose weight. <BR> <BR> Do you prefer a class <BR> Swimming <BR> Exercising alone <BR> Inside pool or outside? <BR> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 22:46:15 EST Hi Team, I'm Charles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x48535135 Hello team, I'm not sure when I joined but my wife was already a team member kscarle71 and we like to go to the pool and workout together. She took illustrations and instructions and made our own routines, and she laminated them so we can set them poolside while we workout. I try to catch classes with her on my days off. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 08:42:02 EST Water Workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=651x2769x48256575 Sometimes I cannot make a class and my husbands work schedule is odd so we decided to look up some youtube videos on exercises for water workouts. By the time we got to the pool we would forget half of them. What I did to help was cut and paste epics of the exercises and write a brief description next to it. After printing it out I ran it through the laminator. We have waterproof illustrations to keep poolside next to our water. One for upper body, lower body, and total workout. Recently we ... Sun, 27 May 2012 23:24:14 EST Instructors: Do U teach with Music? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x47764544 Aerobic Instructors do u teach ur class with or without music? Wed, 25 Apr 2012 20:09:57 EST OneStopShop.com 30% Off Entire Order Today Only! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x47594549 If you wear size 12W to 44W and are looking for a new swimsuit, OneStopPlus.com has a great deal today only. <BR> <BR> Enter Promo Code OSPTAXFREE to get 30% OFF your entire order. This expires today, according the the email I got. <BR> <BR> I just ordered a new one-piece swimsuit and matching board shorts for only $42. Such a deal! <BR> <BR> Happy Shopping!! Sun, 15 Apr 2012 16:04:24 EST Aqua-lates Routine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x47572031 Does anyone have a routine they can share for Aqua-lates? It's a combination of water exercises with a pilates twist. <BR> <BR> When I was pregnant 7 years ago, I took a class at the gym near my office. It was great and I want to get back into that routine again. However, I'm no longer working near that gym and my local YMCA doesn't offer such a class. (I've requested it several times over the past 5 years.) <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'm looking for a written routine for Aqua-lates. Anyone have a l... Sat, 14 Apr 2012 00:03:43 EST What kind of aqua music do you like? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x47548222 Branching off from another thread...what kind of music do you like to exercise to? Is there some that you just can't stand? <BR> <BR> I've noticed that my different classes have definite different tastes. This morning's group loved the rock oldies. Another group really gets going with '50s and swing. Seems like everybody's happy with Broadway tunes. I've had one person plead with me to never ever play the Beach Boys! (I don't, but when she's not in class, it's Surfin' Safari time!) Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:55:04 EST Hello :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x47489788 Hi everyone. My name is Amy. I'm sorry I didn't say hello at first. I'm not actually in water aerobics at the moment but I'm going to be signing up for it this month. I'm really looking forward to it. I love swimming and being in the water and from what I hear you get a really awesome workout from it. Does anyone have any tips for a beginner? Sun, 8 Apr 2012 23:42:38 EST Hello from FL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x47390663 I live in Indian Rocks Beach, FL. 9 years ago I was diagnosed with MS and Fybromyalgia. After trying every prescription medicine known to man (at one time I was taking 12 a day) I talked my Doctors into a different approach. Nutrition, and aqua aerobics. And it seems to be working! Last year at this time I couldn't walk 200 feet without a cane. Now I do one hour of shallow water aerobics and one hour of deep water aerobics 5 days a week. I LOVE BEING IN THE WATER! I feel so strong in the wate... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 15:20:25 EST Why Wear Water Shoes? (Video) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x46371049 Great little video about why you should wear water shoes. They even help burn more calories! <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-1czz3ujhY </link> <BR> I'd like to add that it is extra important for diabetics to wear shoes, as wet feet can get injured more easily. Wed, 1 Feb 2012 22:07:15 EST hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x46353864 Hi my name is Marg and I am from Nelson, New Zealand. I love doing aqua aerobics. When I first started losing weight a couple of years ago I started going to aqua aerobics as I have a knee injury and found the gym a bit hard on my knee. There are several classes at the local pool and I was doing 3 classes a week, but I have since taken over instructing a couple of the classes so don't get as much time in the pool, but once my son starts school I am hoping to change that and go more often. It ... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 04:12:27 EST Idita-splash! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=651x2769x46273284 Heard of the Iditarod sled dog race in Alaska? Check here if not: <link>www.iditarod.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> There's a great challenge going on to raise money for Nome (the off-the-road-system town at the end of the Iditarod race) swim teams. It's called the Itita-splash, and all you have to do is log 1049 minutes (the number of miles in the race) of any kind of water activity between January 1 and March 31. AND you get a snazzy t shirt if you finish! Here's the info: <link>www.idita-spla... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 14:55:47 EST What is the February challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=651x2769x46222118 As a new member 2 the team I would like 2 participate, but I' m not sure what I am signing up 4? Tue, 24 Jan 2012 20:26:37 EST Hello, my name is Laskie2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x46221524 Wow! I was really excited 2 learn that there's water aerobic team. I've be a water enthusiast 4 years . <BR> <BR> I also teach aquatic @ our community pool. I look forward 2. Joining the team2 and communicating with other team members. <em>249</em> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 19:45:09 EST Hello, my name is Laskie2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x46221468 Wow! I was really excited 2 learn that there's water aerobic team. I've be a water enthusiast 4 years . <BR> <BR> I also teach aquatic @ our community pool. I look forward 2. Joining the team2 and communicating with other team members. <em>249</em> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 19:41:59 EST Today I Saw Sparks When... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x46123109 When something happens to encourage you, or you do something to enhance your healthy life, or some other positive thing occurs, post it here, big or small. I'll start... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 12:41:41 EST Share Blog Feature http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x46042339 I got this from another team I'm on. Apparently there's a new feature on your blog pages that allows anybody a 1-click opportunity to share your blog on their facebook page. I don't know about you, but what I blog here is for sparkers, not for the whole wide world in general. <BR> There is a "Share" bar at the top of your blog. That means if someone likes your blog entry they can "share" on their Facebook wall!! Who wants his/her blog about losing weight to show up on someone else's facebook ... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 12:22:15 EST Skin vs. Pool Chemicals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x45879600 Especially in the cold and dryer times of the year, many of us experience skin rashes and dryness from exposure to pool water. What do you do about this when it bothers you? Sat, 7 Jan 2012 12:00:54 EST Sharon Burress http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x45876507 I didn't know we even HAD a water aerobics group on SparkPeople until I saw it listed as one of my friends' pages. I LOVE water aerobics! I can "fall" and not get hurt, my excess weight doesn't press on my joints when I do the moves, and I can be active in the water without breaking out in a sweat and losing my breath. I feel invigorated after a workout and have begun feeling at odds on weekends when there is no class. I am considering going in and working out in the pool on my own. I go eve... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 09:08:53 EST South Central KY Water Aerobics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x45397803 I found a pool that offers water aerobics in Clinton county Kentucky which is in south central KY. <BR> <BR> Its in the town of Albany and its called The Albany/Clinton county Wellness Center. A good pool and gym are hard to find in rural KY so I thought I'd share what I found. <BR> <BR> The pool has lap lanes, a kiddie section with water fountain and 2 water slides for the kids.....it offers 3 ways to enter, traditional ladders, steps and at the kiddie section, you can walk right in on ... Tue, 6 Dec 2011 11:12:35 EST Books http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x45397462 I just got 3 books for instructing water aerobics and all three are really good so I thought I'd share the titles: <BR> <BR> Water Exercises-Workouts with the noodle by Shimizu & Tachikawa <BR> Water Fitness Lesson Plans and Choreography by Christine Alexander <BR> Aquatics by Ruth Sova Tue, 6 Dec 2011 10:47:53 EST Newbie seeking advice... and balance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x45256911 I started with SP in August as a completely out-of-shape fat 58-year-old. At first I couldn't walk around the block without shortness of breath. Now I've worked up to where I do an hour of water aerobics + some strength exercises on the exercise equipment + often walking 1-2 miles on the track or the treadmill. I'm going at least 3 times weekly to the gym, often more. I've changed my eating habits significantly and am hovering at around 25 pounds lost... with a goal to lose a total of 50 in o... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 11:06:31 EST I need advice about rude people in class http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x45255676 I just started water exercise again two weeks ago. My problem is that there are a lot of what I consider rude people in every class. The classes usually have about 15-20 women and about half of them never stop talking. They stay in small groups and just yak loudly all through class. With the background music playing and 3-5 women talking at the same time I have a problem hearing what the instructor is saying. These women barely move, they are certainly getting no aerobic activity. When the i... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 09:32:21 EST Water resistant activity etc monitor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x45187053 Now there is an activity monitor (like a body bugg) that is supposed to work in up to 3 ft of water. It works with a smartphone app to track how much you move and you can track other stuff like meals and sleep. Aquatic exercise authorities warn that there still is no monitor that can truly accurately measure how much energy you burn in the water, but if you like gadgets and aren't concerned about precision, you might have fun with this. (haven't tried it myself). Another plus is that it loo... Mon, 21 Nov 2011 17:26:44 EST New to water! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x44615830 Hi! I am Planning on going to some drop in deep water workouts this week and I am really nervous!! <BR> <BR> I am really out of shape, never done any water workouts before and I have never been to this pool so I am going in really blind! <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any advice on what I should know before going to this class? Is a deep water class okay for beginners? ( it doesn't specify fitness level on the description ) <BR> <BR> Also am I supposed to bring anything? Or wear anything spec... Sun, 16 Oct 2011 16:03:51 EST What do you do when your outdoor pool closes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x44264784 Many of us who exercise in outdoor pools are about to see them close for the winter. What do you do if this is your situation? Do you have an indoor alternative pool? Do you do land exercise? What kind? We ALL will benefit from your suggestions for pool closures and cross training! <BR> <em>344</em> Sun, 25 Sep 2011 13:22:03 EST What music does your class exercise to? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x44134330 On Friday it was "Queen". Kinda hard to move to, but our instructor liked it. Sat, 17 Sep 2011 16:38:53 EST Aqua Zumba http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x44032232 The YMCA in Katy will have it's first Aqua Zumba class tomorrow evening and I will be there. I am very exited but am unsure about what to expect. Have you ever attended an Aqua Zumba class? If so, what did you like about it and what didn't you like about it? What can I expect? Sun, 11 Sep 2011 21:45:32 EST What's Your Exercise Alternative? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x43855390 We love the water the best, but we all have times when "our" pool isn't available. What do you do when your pool is closed? Go to another one? Do some other kind of exercise? Curl up in catatonic ball of misery? Tell us, please... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 17:35:46 EST What do you like about water exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x43727035 New team member LUVW8S has asked this question, and I think it's a wonderful one! I'm sure lots of members have plenty to contribute. <BR> <BR> I'll start it off by saying that I love the way water exercise can be simultaneously cardio AND strength exercise. <BR> <em>344</em> <em>211</em> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 11:30:36 EST New to the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x43453410 I've been on SP for about 2 months now, and it's been a great experience. This has been a nasty summer and I have not been motivated to exercise at all until I forced myself to go to the pool that is located at my school (I'm a high school teacher). Not only did they offer me a great discount, but the stinking thing is literally on the other side of the wall from my own classroom! I've been in a water aerobics class for several years and it's my favorite form of exercise. I love to exercise o... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 15:24:16 EST Hi! I'm new and love the water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x43212888 Hi, I'm Barb <BR> <BR> I've been a SP for 2 months and have really been trying to get in my exercise through water aerobics. I'm not in a class but try to water walk or jog and do a good workout in the deep e.g. cross country, kickboxing and anything else I can think to do. I usually work out by myself, but I do have a friend who goes with me on occasion, but basically it's just me. I loved to swim laps, but haven't been able to due to inner ear problems. <BR> <BR> I read the posts and it s... Tue, 26 Jul 2011 23:02:10 EST Hot Water Aerobics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x43177276 Water temps in the lake and pool have reaced in the 90's. I feel queesy when I work out and swim.....I'm just not sure what to do...carry on till the big freeze or melt like a sugar cube (I wish) LOL. Seriously I wish I lived in NH or Maine...... <em>237</em> Mon, 25 Jul 2011 07:58:09 EST Marine discovers water aerobics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x42906493 The Slowest Loser has a very entertaining, popular, and engaging blog post called "My Ravenous Appetite vs. My Exhausted Body". That alone is worth the link. But what this team will really appreciate is part of commenter #78, POPEYETHETURTLE's comment. A great tale about his brother the Marine, who got whupped in water aerobics class by a lot of little old ladies. He was so intrigued that he eventually trained as a water instructor and used it to train Navy SEALs! <em>244</em> <BR> Read... Sun, 10 Jul 2011 12:48:12 EST New Water Exercise Formats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x42392440 We all know about water aerobics (shallow and deep), water walking/jogging, and swimming, of course. But have you heard of or done some of the new water exercise classes like Ai Chi, Aqua Zumba, Aqua Hot Hula, Aqua Yoga & Pilates, .....?? If you've tried something like these, what did you think of it? <BR> <BR> I do an Aqua Zumba class whenever I can--I love it! All the benefits of the water, plus being submerged means no worries about looking foolish. The music is great, and once you get i... Mon, 13 Jun 2011 00:49:55 EST Hello everyone Im new.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x42385324 My name is Vicky and Ive been a member of Spark for a while.. been battling the weight game up and down for a while. Im a 38 yr old mom of 2 (ages 10 and 6) just graduated with a Bachelors in Education and Im going for a Masters in Special Education. <BR> <BR> Ive done and tried alot of different exercise things and recently was trying to get into more high impact aerobics, like Turbo Jam and Turbo Fire. Well I guess it didnt agree with me because I started having pain and loss of motion in ... Sun, 12 Jun 2011 17:58:13 EST Indoor or Outdoor Pool? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x42211437 Do you do your water exercise in an indoor or an outdoor pool? How does it affect what you do? Here in Alaska, all the pools are indoors--they have to be! It means that we can splash year round, but there are fewer people in the water in the summer--the midnight sun is calling us outdoors to play! <BR> <em>67</em> <em>36</em> <em>67</em> Fri, 3 Jun 2011 10:21:53 EST Dietician Visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x42020875 Hi; <BR> I went to the Dietician, and basically she told me I'm doing everything right. <BR> She said I should watch my sugars more closely and not eat as much fruit as I have been. Also to stick to good oils and not use any butter, except occasionally. <BR> According to her the med's I take hamper my success with losing weight, and since my thyroid is bad, the med's I take for it keep me from losing weight. <BR> So from now on I am going to stop sweeting the small stuff, and just keep eati... Tue, 24 May 2011 18:41:53 EST Great Book Discovery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x41717952 A colleague has lent me a great water exercise book, Water Exercises by Shimizu & Tachikawa. Amazon link: <link>www.amazon.com/Water-Excercises-Work<BR>outs-Aqua-Noodle/dp/1841261432/ref=sr_<BR>1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1304958275&sr=1-4 </link> <BR> <BR> It's quite an international collaboration--Japanese authors, German editor, British publisher. Illustrations are very clear anime-style cartoon people with clear verbal descriptions of all the moves. All the exercises use the foam noodle... Mon, 9 May 2011 13:13:55 EST New Team Picture? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x41418078 To be honest, I have never been a big fan of the swimming-pool cat picture that serves as the icon for this team. I love cats, but I don't feel that cats like to have much to do with water, and the purpose of the team doesn't have much to do with cats. So I have been keeping my eyes open for a good alternative, and I think I have found one. I've put it up as a photo on my spark page--to look at it, all you have to do is click on my name and then click on photos. It's the underwater one wi... Sun, 24 Apr 2011 19:59:17 EST THE EXERCISE THAT SAVED MY LIFE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x41261787 HI! I am so excited! I joined SP Tuesday, and I love the nutrition information and tracking! I started my healthy lifestyle journey on July 1, 2010 at a weight of 407. When I weighed in this morning, I was 352!!!! I am down 55 pounds! <BR> <BR> I started going to water pump class at my local rec center 3 times a week in February, and I am so in love with my group, the Water Warriors, and the exercise! For the first time in my life, I have fun exercising and am seeing amazing results!... Sat, 16 Apr 2011 16:06:43 EST Calorie burn in the water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x39595303 How do you track the calories burned in your water exercise? A team member asked me about it, and I gave her my best answer, but I'd like to hear what other members do. The Spark site doesn't differentiate between deep and shallow workouts, cardio and core/strength/balance sessions. Further confusing the issue is that EVERY move in the water is a strength exercise, as you are pushing 12x the resistance of air in every direction. <BR> For my own personal self, I'm happy to call it all water ... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 00:41:20 EST How much water to drink? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x39383351 I have long been a skeptic about the "rule" of 8 cups per day. The same amount of water for every human every day just didn't seem quite right. And then a friend passed out from electrolyte loss after forcing an arbitrary quantity of water per day, I myself suffered electrolyte loss being active in a hot climate and drinking a lot of water (BTW I recovered by eating a banana and by including fruit juice in my fluids), and a kidney doctor told me what I had suspected for a long time, that an... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 14:43:34 EST New Team Page Format http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x39054411 So--what do you think of the new team page format? One of the principles behind the change was to make everything on the page team-related and to boost the discussion forums higher on the page. Does it work for you? Are there ways it could be improved? Mon, 10 Jan 2011 20:34:32 EST Got my water shoes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x38820472 I ordered some Aqua Tennis Shoes from Speedo and they came while we were out of town. Well all I can say is that now I am able to take my shallow water classes and that begins this week! <BR> <BR> Yay! Sun, 2 Jan 2011 19:22:22 EST Thanksgiving Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x38126389 I am thankful hat I found out how to get to this place, but I'm not sure I'll know how to get back when I finish. Please send me some kind of directions of how to see the responses. <BR> <BR> We've been "cold locked" - people other than the Pacific Northwest might laugh - but I've been housebound because all our roads are frozen and we don't have ploughs or sanders here in Washington. <BR> <BR> So, I'm alone on this Thanksgiving because I'm kind of rural. I'm having salmon, a PNW treat. ... Thu, 25 Nov 2010 22:00:58 EST Happy Thanksgiving to the Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x38093145 TWAS THE NIGHT OF THANKSGIVING, <BR> BUT I JUST COULDN'T SLEEP. <BR> I TRIED COUNTING BACKWARDS, <BR> I TRIED COUNTING SHEEP. <BR> <BR> THE LEFTOVERS BECKONED - <BR> THE DARK MEAT AND WHITE, <BR> BUT I FOUGHT THE TEMPTATION <BR> WITH ALL OF MY MIGHT. <BR> <BR> TOSSING AND TURNING WITH ANTICIPATION, <BR> THE THOUGHT OF A SNACK BECAME INFATUATION. <BR> SO, I RACED TO THE KITCHEN, FLUNG OPEN THE DOOR, <BR> AND GAZED AT THE FRIDGE, FULL OF GOODIES GALORE. <BR> GOBBLED UP... Tue, 23 Nov 2010 17:07:14 EST Team Picture http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x37920763 What do you think of the team picture/icon, team? I like cats and think the picture is cute and all, but I keep wondering how well it represents the team. We're really nothing to do with cats, and everything to do with exercise and the water (which cats don't much like, anyway!). Anyone up for changing it? Got something in mind? <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Sun, 14 Nov 2010 12:02:55 EST Happy Birthday, November Water Babies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x37799921 Happy birthday to all the November Water Babies! <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>179</em> <em>44</em> <em>214</em> Mon, 8 Nov 2010 07:20:25 EST cold in the pool http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x37640303 My tolerance to cold must not be what it used to be because it seems that I'm always cold in the pool nowadays, even after moving through the water for a half hour or so. What can I wear instead of (or under) my suit when I'm in the water to help me keep warm? Sun, 31 Oct 2010 10:33:36 EST Welcome New Members! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x37423335 Hello and Welcome to all new members! <BR> <BR> Enjoy our team. We are glad you are here. Please participate as much as you wish. Ask questions, check out our Team Locker Room (SparkTeam Page) and don't forget to huddle every day! <BR> <BR> I wish you grand success in reaching all your goals and dreams. <BR> <BR> Pat <em>237</em> <em>410</em> Wed, 20 Oct 2010 08:05:30 EST Happy Birthday October Water Babies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x37239107 All Water Aerobics Members who have their birthdays in the month of October, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! <BR> <BR> Please reply to this thread if you have a birthday in October, what day, no year, please! <BR> <BR> If you want to wish the October birthday babies a great day, do so here! <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday October Members <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <BR> <BR> Pat <em>237</em> Mon, 11 Oct 2010 07:36:08 EST Water Shoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x37106315 Alright all you water aerobicers. I need some advice on Water shoes. What kind and where to buy this time of year? Mon, 4 Oct 2010 17:16:45 EST Hair help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x37091826 I am already having hair loss issues. I have a cap with long hair. I wet my hair beire putting it on. The problem is it slips up in the back. What else can I do to prevent hair damage. Thanks. Mon, 4 Oct 2010 00:34:21 EST Public Pool http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x37033941 I live in a warm climate and in an apt complex with public pools. Does anyone here use these for workingout? I embarass easily. I just noticed the other day an older woman walking laps in pool. Fri, 1 Oct 2010 03:17:04 EST Track Strength Moves in the Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=651x2769x36979738 Is there any way to track your strength moves in the water? Do you count them as aerobic minutes? I get very confused as they are very different from treading and jogging in the water. <em>38</em> Tue, 28 Sep 2010 16:42:34 EST I'm cutting back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x36646323 No, not diet soda (which I AM down to 1 12 oz bottle a day!!!), or salty snacks, or anything like that... <BR> <BR> I'm cutting back on my pool time. I'm burning too many calories for the amount I'm ingesting. Don't want to add food, so I'm changing up my workout routine for a while. (see blog) <BR> <BR> And I just bought a new pair of ryka aqua fit 3 sneakers that I absolutely love! Oh, well, they'll last me longer this way. <BR> <BR> Sun, 12 Sep 2010 18:23:13 EST tracking our team goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=651x2769x36637992 I am confused about how folks are tracking the team challenge "Water Fitness 3 hours per week". I put a '1' for every hour I spend a day while others are posting numbers such as '45' or '60' which I assume are instead in minutes. It seems to throw off our totals. Which method is correct??? <em>303</em> Sun, 12 Sep 2010 10:41:58 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x36586218 Hi. <BR> I'm Sharon, new to SP and aqua aerobics. I'm...uh...morbidly obese so I had to find a method to get my hindend moving without too much stress on my old body. <BR> I've attended 6 aerobics classes so far and enjoy the variety of routines they do. <BR> A couple observations: I haven't experienced ANY muscles soreness, so does that mean I'm not working hard enough? LOL. YES I am, but maybe not as hard as others are. <BR> I'm tall. I feel most comfortable with the water at armp... Thu, 9 Sep 2010 16:12:46 EST Lots of new members- WELCOME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x36561112 Whether it's the "start of school year" timing, or the aquatic exercise-themed email, new members are swarming in today. Welcome, everyone! If you're new, introduce yourself; if you've been on the team for a while, meet the new members and make them welcome. Make a splash! Wed, 8 Sep 2010 12:32:42 EST Chlorine rinse for swim suits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x36475698 The other day when I was at the pool I overheard a conversation about using an aquarium fish tank product to remove the chlorine from your swim suit. <BR> Has anyone heard of this, and/or tried it? Did it work? And if so, what is the name of the product. <BR> Inquiring minds want to know. <BR> Thanks. Sat, 4 Sep 2010 02:40:36 EST Out of my comfort zone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x36433561 Hi, <BR> I have taken another step out of my comfort zone and have started a new team - Anatomy of a Food Addiction. Please feel free to stop by and check out the team. <BR> Thanks. Jineane Thu, 2 Sep 2010 03:07:15 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x36202600 I'm new to SparkPeople and am now much more active than I've been in a long while. I'm in Key West, house- and dog-sitting an elderly pooch named Lollypup, with miles of ocean surrounding me, plus the use of a neighbor's pool. I'd like to find demos of water exercises I can do, for both strength and cardio. Good luck in your weight loss, all you Sparkies! Sun, 22 Aug 2010 10:26:07 EST hep with aquabeat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x36091678 I usually listen to music for water workouts would like use routine. Does anybody know where to get routines for MP3 payer? <BR> Mon, 16 Aug 2010 17:04:12 EST Shopping for Swimsuits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x35778309 Hello, I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer. If you attend water aerobics regularly sometimes you can go thru a lot of swimsuits if the pool is chlorinated. I have found a website that sells really nice chlorine resistant swimsuits for reasonable prices and the best thing is they offer free shipping. The website is www.ESwimmers.com. Their customer service is outstanding. I hope this helps you and happy water exercising to all. <em>213</em> Sun, 1 Aug 2010 23:07:01 EST water exercise is fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x35766122 HELLO I'M JANIE <BR> I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS AND SOMEONE TO SHARE MY JOURNEY WITH. <BR> <BR> I LIVE ON A MOUNTAIN IN KY. I LOVE TO SWIM AND DO 90 MINUTES OF WATER EXERCISES EACH DAY WHICH INCLUDES VOLLEY BALL WITH MY HUBBY. I LET HIM WIN ONCE IN A WHILE TO KEEP HIS SPIRITS UP! LOL Sun, 1 Aug 2010 12:03:46 EST Hi There! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x35763499 I'm Fran - and I LOVE water aerobics. I take 3 classes (1 hour each) a week - I just started, and it is wonderful. Terrific workout but I never feel wrecked. I am hoping to add much more as I gain strength! Sun, 1 Aug 2010 09:52:39 EST New to this team but not the water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x35662123 Hi! <BR> I'm new to this team, and actually kinda new to this type of "emailing" and blogging. I'm pretty private. Anyway, I've been in the water since I was learning to walk so water areobics isn't new to me, but this team is. I've never been part of a water aerobics team. <BR> <BR> I hope to make new friends and become more fit via this team so I'll wish you all a grand day, lots of fun, and getting closer to making your goals if not reaching them today! <BR> <BR> Ghostsister Tue, 27 Jul 2010 09:22:14 EST How to calculate calories burned http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x35299965 Can you tell me how to calculate how many calories used during a period of time doing water exercises? I have recently joined our senior center which has an indoor pool which I can use 4 days a week, Monday-Thursday so I would like to post my workout in the fitness activity section of this Spark People site. I do not swim so about an hour of constant movement with a noodle in water and also using an exercise band tied to the side rail of the pool is another thing I am using each day. I hol... Fri, 9 Jul 2010 12:03:04 EST New to Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x35094856 Hi, I'm new to this team, and have been trying unsuccessfully for 6 months to lose weight. I had foot surgery in January and have had difficulty recovering, as my whole gait was thrown off by my disability. I have an in-ground pool, noodles, and music,and have been doing my own "water aerobics" .I am now ready to try some actual techniques that will kick up my work out with out irritating my back, so I have joined this team! I am already excited about some of the ideas on this message board. ... Tue, 29 Jun 2010 08:11:02 EST purrz. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x34675754 hello SP! i'm just starting out here, trying to remember how everything works and starting to try to improve my health. i'm really hoping i can stick with the changes i've been making, and see some sort of progress. it's good to be here and i'm excited to change myself for the better. :3 Tue, 8 Jun 2010 18:36:25 EST purrz. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x34675723 hello SP! i'm just starting out here, trying to remember how everything works and starting to try to improve my health. i'm really hoping i can stick with the changes i've been making, and see some sort of progress. it's good to be here and i'm excited to change myself for the better. :3 Tue, 8 Jun 2010 18:35:42 EST New here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x34338359 I joined SP a little under a month ago, I injured my knee severely a few years ago and Water therapy got me pain free and walking, without surgery! <BR> When I joined SP I decided I needed to get back in the pool. I started with walking/jogging with dumbbells, but I tried my first couple of water aerobics classes and I AM HOOKED. <BR> Anyway, I'm glad to see there's a group for Water Aerobics! Sun, 23 May 2010 21:47:55 EST New to team New to water aerobics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x34318752 My name is Deanna I am 43 year old who ahs had both kneesd replaced. I recently joined the YMCA and took my first water aerobics class today. Was quite challenging, but couldn't beleive how much fun it is!! Can't wait to go tommorrow. Sat, 22 May 2010 21:15:18 EST A to Z Words-- Things You Do With Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x33629131 <BR> A--Aerobics <BR> <BR> That one was easy, join me in finding more. It will be fun. Thu, 22 Apr 2010 18:11:13 EST Water Temp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x33511123 Okay ladies, how warm is the water where you do your water aerobics at??? <BR> <BR> How shallow and deep is your pool you exercise in? <BR> <BR> Do you water exercise as a group or by yourself? <BR> <BR> Maggie j. <em>223</em> Sat, 17 Apr 2010 21:33:27 EST Invite a friend to water aerobics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x33387114 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I was thinking we should do a informal challenge or goal where we each invite a friend to water aerobics to try it out. <BR> <BR> The goals would be to increase participation to keep the classes going and also maybe you will find a buddy to go with so that you are sure to go consitently. <BR> <BR> What do you think? Mon, 12 Apr 2010 16:14:15 EST Ai Chi--Are any of you doing it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x32856129 Ai Chi is water movement based on Tai Chi and some other mind-body formats that builds balance, mobility, strength, and aids relaxation. Here's a link to the main originator of it in the U.S.: <link>www.ruthsova.com/aichi.htm </link> My interest in it was re-sparked, and I'm thinking about learning it, learning to teach it, and finding a way to have classes here in Alaska. Do any of you team members take or teach Ai Chi? I'd love to hear about your experience. Sun, 21 Mar 2010 14:07:35 EST Hi, I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x32641524 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I have been doing an aqua fitness class since February and I love it! I just thought to look for a team on spark people and I'm so glad I found you guys. <BR> <BR> I currently go to the Natatorium in Indianapolis. We have a fun group there! <BR> <BR> Happy Friday everyone! Fri, 12 Mar 2010 13:05:17 EST Wet Stuff ABC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x31777815 Not sure if I thought of this because I'm the Wet Ptarmigan, but here goes: Starting with A and progressing through the alphabet, add something wet that starts with the next letter (could be a fish, a bath toy, anything that's wet or gets wet). I'm starting with AEROBICS for A; who's gonna do B????? Sun, 7 Feb 2010 21:41:12 EST What's Up With This Team??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x31677348 I was just wondering when was the last time we had any new team goals or any challenges? Are we staying up to date with the communication with the team members such as myself? <BR> <BR> <BR> Maggie j. <em>223</em> Wed, 3 Feb 2010 23:03:41 EST Another Water Fan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x31143995 Hi, just a found this group, and this is what I love to do for exercise, it has been my salvation with being heavy and now knee problems, and I always find friendly people at all classes because we all understand a love of the water! Sat, 16 Jan 2010 16:25:04 EST New fishy to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x30879008 Hey everyone! I just started water aerobics tonight and I absolutely loved it. As soon as got home I got on here to search for a team of people that love the same things I love, so here I am! My name is Brittany and I am a 24 year old Army Wife as of Jan 6th, 2010. I look forward to getting to know some of you, and can't wait to get back in the water. Thu, 7 Jan 2010 23:58:05 EST venting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x30473099 I go to a gym for my water aerobics class. At My location, there is no instructor for the week, so i went to a different location. OMG, I didn't like it. I did it anyway, because I wanted to work out! <BR> <BR> we did the same exercise over and over and over, just did the exercise north, south, east, and west (so to speak). the class counted out loud 1 to 10 or 20 what ever was instructed, so for 1 hour all i heard was counting, and we went in circles!!! <BR> <BR> okay, now I vented! sorr... Tue, 22 Dec 2009 19:41:41 EST aqua aerobics exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x30284886 Hello everyone, <BR> I am interested in aqua aerobics exercises and <BR> I'd like to start doing it at home. <BR> Has anyone various exercises poses for me ? <BR> Or from which websites that I could find free downloads. <BR> <BR> Thanks. <BR> Fri, 11 Dec 2009 21:40:41 EST new team member joining in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x27642938 Hi, I have been taking water aerobics class for about 9 months now. I love it. We have had as few as 2 in a class and as many as 14. Have alot of fun. Tue, 11 Aug 2009 21:59:58 EST Another Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x27511503 Wow ... I am so glad to find this message board. I just started water aerobics 4 weeks ago and I love it. I accidentally signed up for high intensity water aerobics but now I am glad. I can do most of it and my wonderful instructor said to just do what I can and when I can't do what they are doing to just keep moving. I had blood clots in both legs removed 2 1/2 years ago and now need to really get busy getting some strength back in my legs. Can anyone tell me how to log this on my fitne... Wed, 5 Aug 2009 23:29:39 EST Calling All SP Convention Goers in September http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x27434907 Hi, this is Maggie J. and I was wanting to find out if any of you were going to the SP Convention in Cincy, Oh. this Sept.09. My husband and I are going to be there for the whole weekend. I am the Sparker and will be attending the convention activities on Saturday but not my husband. I would love to meet up with any of you who are going. Please either spark mail me or stop by my spark page and let me know. Everyone have a great week. <BR> <BR> Maggie J. <em>252</em> Mon, 3 Aug 2009 00:48:56 EST new team member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x27336033 Hi my name is Laura, I live in Virginia. I have been taking water aerobics classes for the past month. There are all different levels of classes,shallow water,deep water,low impact,high impact,arthritis classes etc... How come there is only one listing under the fitness tracker? There has to be a difference in amount of calories burned. Wed, 29 Jul 2009 14:29:58 EST Back Again with Dedication to Control my Mouth. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x25991550 Hello all, I am back again and with age coming on and neck and back problems I feel this would be the best and most productive way for me to exercise and lose my weight. I need lots of support and I will be very supportive. <em>237</em> <em>68</em> Mon, 1 Jun 2009 21:47:12 EST Should I buy a kickboard? et al. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x25824909 I noticed a nice little fitness kickboard at my sporting goods store which wasn't too expensive. Is this a good buy? Is it versatile? Do you use a kickboard? HOW do you use your kickboard? <BR> <BR> I also saw some cheap webbed gloves. Do the gloves significantly increase effort for cardio? Tue, 26 May 2009 13:40:23 EST Tips for keeping warm? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x25824809 My apartment pool is outdoor and unheated. It warms up decently in the summer because it's hot out (100 degrees most of the summer) but I frequently swim in the evening, and I can get a bit chilly, which makes me want to cut my workout short. <BR> <BR> Short of buying a wetsuit, will a t-shirt or something like that help? Tue, 26 May 2009 13:36:47 EST Found A Pool To Use http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x25643665 Well, I was worried that I was going to have to go without my water aerobics for 10 days. Where I instruct my M-W-F 10am class, they had to shut the pool down due to needed maintenance. But I got lucky and found the Fairfield Inn, which is letting me use there pool for the time I need it. I am so happy that I can still get my exercise in. <BR> <BR> Maggie J. Mon, 18 May 2009 22:06:01 EST When I Must Have a Sweet Treat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x24190839 Counted in Daily Calorie and Nutrition Needs, here are some of sweet treats that I enjoy when I MUST HAVE a sweet treat. Please share some of yours. <BR> <BR> 1. 5 sugar free jelly beans. 18 calories. <BR> <BR> 2. 1 can diet seven up, or sprite, 8 strawberries, one lemon, one packet splenda 1 fruit, 30 cal. <BR> <BR> 3. Strawberry Delight: <BR> 1 cup non-fat sugar free vanilla ice cream, 4 ounces fat free milk. Blend. 6 strawberries. 2 starch, ½ dairy, ½ fruit, 130 calories <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 27 Mar 2009 18:46:44 EST Calling all instructors... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x24123722 I have to teach my first Silver Splash water aerobics class tomorrow and am looking for a written out exercise plan for the class. The YWCA where I am going to be teaching doesn't have it written down anywhere the instructors just know it. I have taken the class before but don't remember all the approved exercises for the class. So if any of you can help me out that would be great. I also am taking over the Arthritis Foundation water aerobics class and could use an exercise plan for that clas... Wed, 25 Mar 2009 16:01:56 EST prayer request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x23914239 This past Thursday my sister was diagnosed with cancer. She had been coughing a lot and the doctor gave her a steroid to help with the cough, but the cough grew worse so he admitted her to the hospital where they ran tests and found cancer spots on her ovaries, liver, and lungs. The cancer began in her ovaries and spread to her liver and lungs. The doctor said yesterday that the cancer is aggressive, could not be treated, and she would not leave the hospital. My older sisters are with her now... Wed, 18 Mar 2009 14:10:19 EST Is water aerobics considered cardio? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x23795097 My daughter emailed me and said that she wants to consider giving up the water aerobics and do more cardio. I water jog 70 minutes every other day and sometimes every day depending on my schedule. I also do 100 scissors in the water. Bicycle the noodle for 15 minutes, swim for 15 minutes. So far since February 18 I have lost now 23 pounds. Since March 2nd I lost 16 of those pounds and today is March 14, so I don't think that is a bad thing. She praises me for the weight loss but feels that I ... Sat, 14 Mar 2009 16:46:31 EST Deep Water Exercies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x22714914 I teach water aerobics at my local YMCA. Does anyone have any good deep water exercise? Or know of any web sites? Sun, 8 Feb 2009 18:56:36 EST Water gym - has anyone tried it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x22617893 I just saw the advertisement for Watergym on the internet and it looked like something I would really enjoy so sent for the belt and other products. Can't wait to get started. But was wondering if anyone else has tried it. Thu, 5 Feb 2009 13:13:30 EST BATH TUB AEROBICS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x21956018 Well today I decided to do a few exercises while I was in the bath tub. I figured that if I can do sitting down exercises in a chair I could do them in the tub. I even figured out some laying down ones. Like leg lifts. Have any of you done tub exercises? And if you had which ones have you done. If this is a new idea for you lets see how many different ones we can find to do, I could use some new ideas. Thanks Fri, 16 Jan 2009 23:57:50 EST Newbie From Alberta! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x20537641 Hi everyone... I've been on Spark for almost 3 weeks now and I love it! I just started aqua arobics last week and it's awesome! What a workout!! I can't wait to get to know you all! <BR> <BR> Jen <em>126</em> Thu, 27 Nov 2008 23:14:16 EST Pulse check? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x19768962 Yoo-hoo! Is anybody's pulse still working? This group has been beyond quiet! <BR> <BR> I need to get myself back into my good Spark habits. For the last two weeks, I haven't been able to do my WA classes-- and I have sorely missed them. I'm also back into sneaking in Halloween candy. I had my sweet tooth under control, until I went to Hawaii. <BR> <BR> So, tonight, I have my 90 minutes of water aerobics to do. I need it! I need to get back into my healthy eating habits. Pretty much, I'm ok... Wed, 29 Oct 2008 18:23:30 EST I Wish. . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x19531414 Hi Everyone, <BR> It's been awhile since I posted anything, but I wanted to say something and before I do I just hope I don't upset or offend anyone. <BR> <BR> I really wish there was more involvement in posting and getting to know one another here. I know you all have a passion for swimming and water aerobics especially. <BR> <BR> Let's start talking more! <em>237</em> Tue, 21 Oct 2008 14:39:48 EST Confessions... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x19136310 I'm starting this thread, hoping that we can come "clean" on our weaknesses or struggles. Hopefully we can encourage one another, or discover that we aren't alone. <BR> <BR> Me first-- my weakness is cake. There's a bakery down the street that makes the most divine treats ever. In a weak moment, I decided to stop and buy one treat for myself. I rationalized that I was on my way to workout so the calories would evaporate. <BR> <BR> I walked into the bakery-- and they were sold out of what I ... Tue, 7 Oct 2008 14:19:18 EST Waterproof heart rate monitor? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x19099142 I'd love to have a heart-rate monitor for my exercise...particular for my WA classes. I GOOGLED and I see some monitors, but I'm wondering if anyone else uses one. Obviously, I need water proof and I'd like a wrist one. <BR> <BR> Debby Mon, 6 Oct 2008 14:51:18 EST Fill up the Pool http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=651x2769x18680808 A standard olympic size pool holds 10,564,049.44 glasses of water. Let's see how long it takes us to fill us a swimming pool. We can work on this as a team instead of individually since the number is so high. <BR> <BR> 10,564,049.44 - 4 = 10,564,045.44 glasses remaining. <BR> <BR> The next person to add to the goal can start with my ending number and go down. Sun, 21 Sep 2008 20:22:22 EST Fav Time of Day for Water Aerobics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x18291849 What is your favorite time of day for water aerobics? <BR> <BR> I will start: <BR> <BR> My time that I do water aerobics is on Tuesday evenings, Saturday afternoons, and every other Sunday afternoon. This is due to my work schedule. <BR> A friend of mine does her water aerobics of a morning. I think it would benefit me but I have a hard enough time getting up in time for work. I have only succeeded in getting up early once to go to the pool. Sun, 7 Sep 2008 20:51:58 EST Noodle Exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x18283075 Okay, I know we all can use some new ideas from time to time to help change our water aerobic routine. <BR> <BR> I have created this topic where we can talk about what exercises we can do with a noodle. <BR> <BR> I bought a noodle and used it mainly to balance myself while doing leg exercises. My water aerobics instructor introduced me to the fact that while exercising my legs, I can use my arms for balance and get a better workout. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any other good uses for the n... Sun, 7 Sep 2008 13:53:39 EST It's an Honor to help Lead http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x18283014 Hello all, <BR> <BR> I am the new co-leader of this water aerobics team. I discovered water aerobics this spring when I decided to take a class. One class and I was hooked. I don't take the classes any longer because my work schedule does not permit; however, I do go to the pool on my own and do water aerobics. <BR> <BR> Many people think you need to be able to swim to do water aerobics. Well, we all know that's not necessarily the case. I cannot swim (okay, I may be able to barely keep ... Sun, 7 Sep 2008 13:50:01 EST New Girl at the Pool http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x18224788 Okay. First of all, let me get this out of my system - I LOVE WATER AEROBICS!!! <BR> <BR> I get frustrated with exercise, especially during the summer, because I end up sweaty and gross. Water aerobics is great because of the water cooling you. Also, I have a problem with stamina since I had heart surgery as a child. For example, I can walk a lot but I don't have the endurance to try something like jogging. In the water, I can jog for half an hour and can usually do a water workout for ... Thu, 4 Sep 2008 22:24:54 EST Belts and weights http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x17664227 Hi. Do you all use belts and weights when you are doing your water aerobics and if so, could you tell me about what additional benefits you've noticed? <BR> Thu, 14 Aug 2008 10:07:54 EST WATER EXERCISES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x17421963 Does anyone have special exercises they do in the water. The hydrofit web site is a great place to search. <BR> Yesteday I did some new exercises and actually got hot while working in the water. Did a cool down swim and felt great. Wed, 6 Aug 2008 10:09:10 EST Thanks to Hurricane Dolly I'm not getting my 3hrs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x17043543 I don't feel safe swimming in a hurricane or thunderstorms :) It's not a good week for water exercise at all unfortunately! Fri, 25 Jul 2008 10:37:06 EST A new water baby from Monterey, CA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x17033897 Hello everyone! I'm very excited to have discovered this website. As you can tell by my screenname, I'm an avid cook and baker. Unfortunately, I've gained about 30 pounds in the last three years-- right about when I remarried! <BR> I suffer from severe osteo-arthritis in both knees and last year I had double knee surgery. An underwater treadmill got me walking within 3 weeks-- from there, I got really hooked on water aerobics. I have a lap pool at the subdivision where I live. However, I jus... Fri, 25 Jul 2008 01:47:16 EST Suggestions for 4ft of water?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x16959803 Hi all. I am new to working out in the water and I am one of those that has to workout indoors in the summer to be in the A/C or I just won't do it at all. Recently I decided I could at least venture out into the pool, since I like to be in it anyway, might as well get something productive done while I am in there. <BR> <BR> So does anyone have suggestions for what to do in an above ground pool.... 4 feet of water? Basically I do alot of water jogging and resistance work, but there must be s... Tue, 22 Jul 2008 22:30:46 EST New Fish in the bowl... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x16707169 Hi team, <BR> I am new to water exercise and am hoping to get to know all of you! <BR> I'll be looking for tips on some things to try and how to record on my planner. <BR> <BR> I have health issues too that prevent me from much ground exercise. <BR> <BR> PS. This is me in my new suit (giggle) <BR> <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Gail Mon, 14 Jul 2008 23:56:44 EST newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x16606715 hi everyone! i just stumbled upon this group and i am SO glad that i did! <BR> <BR> i used to be BIG into water aerobics a couple of years ago but have moved within the last 2 years and have not yet been able to find a place to go. luckily, i have recently found a place about 35 minutes away and plan on starting next week, hopefully, bringing my mom with me :) to go about 2 times a week. <BR> <BR> i absolutely love water aerobics and the workout i get from it. this time around though im ... Fri, 11 Jul 2008 11:28:44 EST Hello!! :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x15991898 I Ma knew to this team..:-) I teach water fitness at a local Rec that is a not for profit summer pool. So as you can imagine there is no money for equipment. We have noodles....:-) so besides noodles can anyone think of odd things around the house etc. that the class participants my have laying around I can ask them to bring in too use in the pool? I know there has to be lots of great stuff I just cant think of them at the moment. lol <BR> <BR> Thanks so much for your help!! <BR> <BR> Deana Fri, 20 Jun 2008 16:17:00 EST Cardio ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x15919254 I have been taking water aerobics for about the last week, I don't think I am getting a really good cardio workout going. Should I expect to get my heart rate up the same as I would on land? My muscles are sore and all of that good stuff but I am just now sure I am getting enough of a cardio to get the weight off. Am I expecting too much? Wed, 18 Jun 2008 10:48:25 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x15919100 Hello, my name is Shay and I am glad to be here. Wed, 18 Jun 2008 10:44:42 EST Hi from Texas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x15753148 Hi, i have been on spark for a little over a month. you can learn all about me on my spark page. <BR> <BR> we bought a hot tub spa yesterday. does anyone have any really good workouts to do while in a hot tub? of course it is summer in texas - no heat required in the tub! so no need to worry about that! but would love to get some ideas on how to burn some calories while im in there! <BR> <BR> have a good evening! <BR> melissa Thu, 12 Jun 2008 15:48:36 EST Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x15212280 Hi, <BR> I have been consistent with SP for about a month now...and that is how long I have been TRYING to make it to water aerobics class. <BR> <BR> I am Terasee and a member of many other 'food' oriented teams. It is time to reevaluate the last month and I realized I wasn't on any 'fitness' teams! <em>100</em> Duh! <BR> <BR> So, I am 53, Type 2 diabetic, hi blood pressure, thyroid probs, asthmatic, and severe osteoarthritis in both knees and left hip. Water exercises and stretching... Sun, 25 May 2008 10:49:41 EST Different types of WA classes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x15201922 I just re-joined a health club that I was a member of about 13 years ago. I was pleasantly suprised to find the same WA instructor and basically the same WA class. This particular club only has a small pool between 3 to 41/2 ft. This was a very basic class but boy did I feel it afterwards today. <BR> <BR> The club I have been a member of is considered a stare of the art club with two pools. One is a regular regulation Olympic pool and the other is a pool designed for arthritis classes. ... Sat, 24 May 2008 22:55:57 EST Water Abs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x14916062 Hey I am fairly new to SP. I take water aerobics 3-5 times a week (7 days when I can push everything else aside and make each class!) <BR> We do some abwork during class and then I stay in the pool another 15 minutes or so to jog and to do more abs. What kind of ab excerises have you found that really burn your abs!??? <BR> I currently do as much in the deeper end of the pool; like twists, using the core to twist the legs from side to side with out touching the floor. Leg lifts; straig... Wed, 14 May 2008 12:39:33 EST ? is there a rinse for the hair for swimming ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x14764870 Is there any kind of rinse that can be used on blond dyed hair so I won't change colors in the chlorine water ? I thought there was but can't find anything about it. <BR> <BR> Anyone know about this topic ? Thu, 8 May 2008 16:40:55 EST Do you have a favorite swimming suit brand? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x14760464 Looks like I'm going to venture out this weekend and invest in a nice quality suit so I can start attending water aerobics classes. I definitely need something to help smooth out some lumps and bumps. <em>20</em> A girlfriend of mine recommended Miraclesuit brand, but I'm wondering if it'd be worth the extra $$ or not?! Thu, 8 May 2008 13:53:21 EST Hi, I want to introduce myself. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x14060446 Well I am at 58 yr old who is fortunate to live in the sunny state of Florida <em>67</em> <BR> And who has a great pool in her own back yard. ((Now if it will only get warm and STAY warm enough to get and do some exercise. <em>237</em> <BR> I had a major injury to both of my knees and have limited ability to exercise due to it. I want to get into a regular water exercise program since the darn pool is right outside my back door for heaven sakes. Anyway I have been searching the internet... Tue, 15 Apr 2008 18:57:20 EST Success Stories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x13693600 My knee has been bothering me lately, so I have decided to go easy on my beloved Spinning and jump into the water. I think it sounds fun, water aerobics, I just wonder how great of a workout I am going to get. I have an idea that it will be more intense that I could imagine, or at least I am hoping. I am in serious need of weight loss, about 30 pounds to go. Anybody lose weight with Water Aerobics as your main source of workouts? What else do you do all week? How often for the water? TH... Fri, 4 Apr 2008 08:51:46 EST "Suck, Tuck & Lift!" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x12827553 I taught a class yesterday and everyone was very pleased with my cues... <BR> When you are in your class concentrate on a few things. <BR> If you're wearing a belt, keep your shoulders and hips stacked...DO NOT LEAN FORWARD. Leaning to far forward can cause injury! <BR> If you wear ankle cuffs you may lean. Dig with your heals! <BR> When doing barbells in the deep you should have cuffs on your arms...hyper extension is not a good thing:) <BR> Concentrate on the "Suck, Tuck & Lift." Sucking yo... Tue, 4 Mar 2008 13:56:33 EST New Spark options... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x12826213 We launched an enhancement to our weight loss tickers today where you now have the option to not show your actual weight, but instead your goal. If you go to Edit SparkPage and to your ticker section, you will see 2 options: <BR> <BR> 1 - Show my starting weight, goal weight, and current weight (example starting 180, goal 160, current weight 170) <BR> 2 - Show my total pounds to lose and pounds lost (example starting 0, goal 20, pounds lost 10) <BR> <BR> So basically option 1 used to be ... Tue, 4 Mar 2008 13:15:09 EST new to this site. new to spark one week ago http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x12615685 I have been water jogging, etc for 3 years. I traveled with work 26 weeks out of the year, sitting and sitting, and I would go to the pool between travels. Now, I am through with most of the travel, and I am much more consistent, and can really tell the difference in the way my clothes fit. I love the water. I do however, have a problem sometimes with some of the women who evidently have been going to the water for a very long time because they can get quite rude if they think you might get i... Tue, 26 Feb 2008 09:39:12 EST Water aerobics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x12372169 Hello all. Have been on SP for a while & never knew there was a WA group. I'm in my 60's & have been going to low impact WA for 2 yrs.The class I'm in is for ppl with arthritis.We have ages 50-80's.It's held twice a wk & I'm hoping to find a class that goes 3x wk.PL Mon, 18 Feb 2008 09:18:54 EST Handling Wet and Locker Room Stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x12330481 I'm still new to this deep water aerobics stuff, but I LOVE IT! Trying to make the logistics easier and thought y'all could give me the benefit of your experiences. <BR> <BR> What kinds of techniques and ideas do you all have for handling things like: <BR> wet bathing suits <BR> wet towels <BR> stuff for showers <BR> getting rid of that chlorine smell all over me <BR> keeping my hair from turning to straw <BR> how soon can I swim after I color my hair <BR> favorite site... Sat, 16 Feb 2008 12:47:06 EST Flip-flops or other foot protection... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x12154750 Several years back I had some problems with my feet. Originally, I thought I'd stepped on glass and had some stuck in my foot. After several weeks, I went to the Dr. It was plantar warts! I was certain I'd gotten them from my gyms showers or aquatics area. <BR> It was so painful having them frozen and it took 4 treatments to finally get rid of and my children caught them in the process. <BR> I now wear flip-flops from my locker, into the showers...I'll even jump into the shallow pool and then... Sun, 10 Feb 2008 18:49:26 EST Water Shoes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x12153757 Hi everyone! I am new to this group. <BR> <BR> I usually do the water aerobics classes at my local YMCA. I just started again after about a year hiatus and my feet are hurting. I have rubbed several spots on the bottom of my feet from the floor of the pool. I have noticed a few people in class wear shoes, do any of you have any suggestions on your favorite brands? <BR> <BR> Many thanks! Sun, 10 Feb 2008 18:01:44 EST 3 new features for Sparkpeople... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x12067817 This was copied from sparkguy blog: <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We wanted to let you know about 3 new features and enhancements that we have added to the site today. <BR> <BR> #1: SparkGoodies! Now, you can use the SparkPoints you earn to buy virtual "goodies" for yourself and others. We're very excited for this new feature, which makes earning SparkPoints even more fun, and lets members reward themselves for their hard work and others for their support and accomplishments. You can... Thu, 7 Feb 2008 14:54:08 EST Web Links of interest http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x11706842 Looking for great sites on the internet about Water Aerobics, Gear and Suits? Check out what others have found. If you know of another site, please post it. Sun, 27 Jan 2008 09:00:24 EST Be My Valentine Challenge. .......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=651x2769x11694100 <em>26</em> Be My Valentine Water Aerobics Challenge <em>26</em> <BR> February 1st-29th <BR> <BR> ******** <BR> The following are the daily goals to be tracked --- <BR> It seems long but you will only be posting the template below-- <BR> <BR> CHALLENGE GOALS: <BR> <BR> A) Drink at least 10 cups of water per day = 2 points <BR> <BR> B) Keep your sodium level under 2400 mg per day (This should be tracked in your Nutrition tracker) = 2 pts <BR> <BR> C) Reaching your minimum fiber in... Sat, 26 Jan 2008 17:41:40 EST Exercise Techniques http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x11674999 Please share your favorite and not so favorite water exercises. Always looking for something new to do in the water. Thanks Fri, 25 Jan 2008 21:29:47 EST How many calories are burned? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x11231513 I am trying to figure out how many calories are burned in a water aroebics class. I just started last tuesday, and go twice a week for an hour. I have lost about 2 lbs since Monday, so thats good, but I want to make sure I am eating enough so I am not losing muscle mass. Sat, 12 Jan 2008 11:53:12 EST February Challenge; Sign-up here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=651x2769x11125066 We will have a Feb Waterbaby Challenge. Anyone who is interested can sign in here. <BR> ~water Wed, 9 Jan 2008 10:08:01 EST I'm taken charge of this loose wagon... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x11124768 Hello my Waterbabies. My name is Diane but everyone calls me Waterbaby...go figure! lol I joined this team some time back and it's become clear to me that the administrator has gone missing. I am now Co-Leading the team. <BR> <BR> H2O Fitness is very dear to my heart. Without it, I would still be a couch potato...I've come a long way. lol Now I snowshoe, Spin(cycle), circuit train and am far more active and healthy. After 6 yrs it was time to line my nutrition up with my fitness. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 9 Jan 2008 10:01:13 EST 2008 Challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=651x2769x10853849 Hi. I was wondering if anyone is interested in doing a '2008 It's a New Year' challenge? Not that I've actually thought one up. LOL! Just putting out feelers really. Feed back? <BR> <BR> Mischka Tue, 1 Jan 2008 04:07:37 EST I need some help here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x9629841 Hi everyone, <BR> Well it's Monday the 22nd, a new wk. and I'm a bit discouraged and nervous. I cut my work hrs. down to 50 hrs. and got to the gym 4 times this wk. By the time last Friday hit I could barely move. I mean my knees hurt, I felt like every step I took might be the one that put me on the floor (my knees sometime give out on me) and I was just plain exhausted. I did NOTHING this weekend but bed rest for a new wk. Isn't the water supposed to be helping me? I mean I know I have onl... Mon, 22 Oct 2007 09:18:37 EST Introduce myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x9120570 Hi! My name is Phyllis. I love water arobics. My husband and I have joined a gym with a pool. They have arthritis arobics. They really do a pretty good workout. I weigh 277lbs. I began at 289, I never was this heavy before. I haven't gone to the arobic class in the last couple of weeks. Some reasons were had doctor appointments. One main reason there is this woman who is very nice but sometimes she can get to me. She assumes that because I am heavy that all I do is lay on the couch.... Tue, 25 Sep 2007 12:14:35 EST I'm putting my feet in the water! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x9035621 Hi everyone. I just joined this group yesterday. I am almost 150 lbs. overweight with really bad knees. I can't do any "land" cardio because of the knees so I was told water is what I need. I am signing the paperwork to join the Wellness Center here in my area tomorrow night and well....I'm taking baby steps because I am very timid about joining things alone and about putting a bathing suit on. I'm just nervous period! After I sign the paperwork tomorrow night I am taking my first baby step a... Thu, 20 Sep 2007 22:13:47 EST August 6th-12th H2O Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=651x2769x8047452 How many minutes would like you to spend in the water exercising this coming week? <BR> <BR> <em>12</em> <BR> <BR> Make yourself a goal and then post here to log your minutes! This is not a challenge to do better than another team member, rather, it is a personal challenge to help encourage us to push just a little bit more each week! C'mon and join in!! <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> Thu, 2 Aug 2007 03:15:02 EST July 30 - Aug 5 H2O Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=651x2769x7930061 How many minutes would like you to spend in the water exercising this coming week? <BR> <BR> Make yourself a goal and then post here to log your minutes! This is not a challenge to do better than another team member, rather, it is a personal challenge to help encourage us to push just a little bit more each week! C'mon and join in!! <BR> Fri, 27 Jul 2007 00:24:19 EST Cherriest - where have you gone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x7857526 I hope you're doing alright - I've missed your posts. <BR> 1PM Mon, 23 Jul 2007 16:58:59 EST July 16th - 22nd H2O Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=651x2769x7700765 How many minutes would like you to spend in the water exercising this coming week? <BR> <BR> Make yourself a goal and then post here to log your minutes! This is not a challenge to do better than another team member, rather, it is a personal challenge to help encourage us to push just a little bit more each week! C'mon and join in!! <BR> <BR> <em>56</em> Sun, 15 Jul 2007 21:30:31 EST Goggles? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x7559618 Do you use goggles? If so, what kind have you found are the best? <BR> <BR> I have 2 pairs of Speedo Vanquishers. The first pair I have has really dark lenses and make it hard to see anything swimming in an indoor pool... also, I have a lot of trouble with them fogging up, even though they are anti-fog. The other pair are light blue and have clear lenses and they don't fog at all... love them. It just is weird that they are both the same type.. just different colored lenses and one fogs ... Sun, 8 Jul 2007 16:06:41 EST July 9th-15th H2O Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=651x2769x7537065 How many minutes would like you to spend in the water exercising this coming week? <em>56</em> <BR> <BR> Make yourself a goal and then post here to log your minutes! This is not a challenge to do better than another team member, rather, it is a personal challenge to help encourage us to push just a little bit more each week! C'mon and join in!! Sat, 7 Jul 2007 01:42:57 EST Carories Burned? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x2769x7313914 Hi, <BR> I LOVE WATER AEROBICS !! I've been doing it three times a week now for six months and feel great. I just started getting more intense, now that I know it doesn't hurt my back, but helps it, because, although I feel great, I haven't lost any weight. <BR> We stay in the pool for any hour and can't touch bottom and are able to do a lot of exercises we could never do without the water. We work for about a half an hour on cardio and 20 minutes on strenght, the last 10 minutes we ... Mon, 25 Jun 2007 15:11:51 EST water aerobics and backache http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x7303287 Since I have 3 herniated dics in my lower back and 2 in my neck I have had to stop jumping as much in the pool and do more weight resistance training. <BR> I am now giving private lessons for water aerobics and I have come up with a water circuit training sessions mixing aerobics and weight resistance. Since I can't jump too much I do a low impact and concentrate on core exercises and I'm finally feeling results with my back pain. Mon, 25 Jun 2007 03:38:59 EST weighing in only once a month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x7071154 i've decided to weigh in only once a month. When I weighed myself (only so I could put myself down on the tracker) i go into a panic and feel that I will never be able to see my toes again. I find it much more encouraging that my clothes are looser and that i can fit into the next size down rather that looking at the numbers going down. especially now that i am moving my butt i really feel the difference. <em>9</em> Tue, 12 Jun 2007 04:50:18 EST spell check http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x7059844 I really wish they had spell check for posting messages. A lot of times i will misspell a word only because of my typing and then when i post a message and then start editing. what do you think? Mon, 11 Jun 2007 14:42:16 EST music while you do exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x7007378 I have done enormous research about waterproof players- around 20years ago I used to swim with an old sony splashproof walkman and headphones - but the headphones would get ruined and eventualy so did the walkman - then I swam with a special waterproof bag (aquatune) and it was great until the headphone disenegrated and they kept popping out of my ear. I just ordered a waterproof Mp3 player called freestyle where the earphones (hopefully ) will stay put. Since I can literaly swim for hours ... Fri, 8 Jun 2007 10:00:15 EST Announcements http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x6998724 Today is my 6 month anniversary for when I quit smoking. I smoked for 21 years and quit cold turkey on December 7, 2006!! And now it's been 6 whole months!! <em>244</em> Thu, 7 Jun 2007 22:12:17 EST H2O Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x6821876 Had a terrific 60 minute class tonight! Love the instructor. She kicked my butt! I am soooooo sore right now. Hopefully my body will be all better for Thursday's night class. Tue, 29 May 2007 20:40:05 EST Introductions and Welcomes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x6794376 Hi! <em>213</em> Welcome to the Water Aerobics team! Come on in and let's have some fun together! We'd love for you to introduce yourself so we can get to know you better! Mon, 28 May 2007 14:25:26 EST Aqua Fit Class http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x4472943 I really enjoyed class last night. She did a strong arm workout and there were a couple moments I thought I was going to hit the wall, but I kept the energy up and it was great! <BR> <BR> I will try to go to class again on Monday evening. Fri, 19 Jan 2007 08:38:50 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2769x3376749 We are a small but mighty group lol ! Hello all (2 I guess) Just wanted to say hi (Im eating one of my snakcs). I've been doing the Aqua now for a month. I absolutely luv it. Wed, 27 Sep 2006 11:24:05 EST