One of my favorite activities, aside from running, is water aerobics. Some gyms refer to these classes as Aqua-Exercises, Hydro-Workouts or Aquatic Exercises. If you have never taken a water aerobics class, I highly encourage you to do so. Not only will you receive a great cardio workout, but you might be surprised by the strength training benefits you can gain from using the water as resistance. Because of the buoyancy of the water, working out in the pool provides a perfect medium for those who must avoid high impact exercise.Water exercises make it easier for those who suffer from arthritis or for those who find land-based exercises to be too high impact for their joints.
For those of you who may have access to a pool, but not to a class, I have linked you to some good basic water exercises and routines you can do with or without equipment.
A few things to consider when exercising in the pool.
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Have you participated in a water aerobics class? What are some of your favorite exercises? If you have never participated in a class, would you consider adding some of these exercises to your workout routine?
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