I love the water aerobics because it doesnt cause any stress and tension om my body. Along with arthritis, I have sciatica and spinal stenosis in my back. I've been told by both my dr and other Y members, that they know of people with my ailments who can barely move, are in pain or have had surgery. I am in the pool 5 days a week, early in the morning (5:30 am) without fail. Being retired allows me the freedom to stay as long as I want. There are over 5 of us that are there each morning, either lap swimming or on the recreational side where I go, doing our own thing. No crowds, kids or excessive noises. I also have to inquire about the aqua zumba. We had 2 test classes but I dont think the majority of the members liked it. I loved it.
I like water aerobics and water zumba because it is a great way to do active recovery after 5 days of intense workouts in regular zumba and weight lifting. Still get my blood pumping and some toning in without risk of injury. It gives my body a time to stop hurting.
Sweet, senstive, Purple Dolphin losing some weight!
So. California - Pacific Standard Time
current weight: 176.2
Fitness Minutes: (820) Posts: 397 9/2/11 6:31 P
I also have osteoarthritis in both knees, as well as in my back (along with all my other back troubles.) Water aerobics is one of the two exercises I can physically do, because the water takes the pressure of gravity off, & I can move like I'm a normal person (most days, that is!) I also have been going so long that I have friends that want to know where I am when I can't come. It gets me outdoors, & gets me a good daily dose of sunshine, which helps with SAD & depression. And afterwards, the spa is right there, & sitting on the jets really helps my back.
The only thing I ever found not to like is getting out of the pool -- man! that return to gravity sucks!
Kate, in Citrus Heights California
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. Lao Tse
The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year. ~ John Foster Dulles
To ignore the facts does not change the facts ~ Andy Rooney
Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made. ~ Wayne Dyer
Pounds lost: 3.6
Fitness Minutes: (5,234) Posts: 100 8/29/11 12:47 A
I have arthritis in my left knee so it's a good way to get a low-impact workout without pain. I love using the dumbbells to exercise my arm muscles at the same time as I jog in the deep water to work my leg and abdomen muscles. Plus, there are no mirrors in the pool - lol.
current weight: 192.2
Fitness Minutes: (820) Posts: 397 8/28/11 5:10 P
I'm handicapped and I love the fact that I can actually do the exercises. The water holds me up and I can actually do all the exercises. In a life that is filled with "I can't" any "I can!" shouts volumes.
For the Lamb who is in the center of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to springs of life-giving water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Revelation 7:17
current weight: 148.0
Fitness Minutes: (37,868) Posts: 8,325 8/26/11 5:00 P
I LOVE being in the water - the feel of it, how it looks. I like that it's low impact. I like that I don't feel sweaty. And the other members of the classes and the instructors are so welcoming, helpful and positive! I'm not very good at it yet, but I love it!
Mari Idaho - Mountain Time Zone
"Not all who wander are lost." JRR Tolkien
"The Dude abides." Jeff Bridges
current weight: 217.4
Fitness Minutes: (37,868) Posts: 8,325 8/25/11 5:55 P
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