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Day 2 At Water Aerobics

Saturday, February 02, 2013

I want to clarify something before I go any further. I named the class I have been going to as water aerobics but the actual name was water walking. Now I picture water walking as going up and down a lane in the pool as WW (water walking) but this class adds aerobic exercise to the walking and I guess that's where I became confused. It was more than I had done toward exercise in a LOT of years. I really didn't know the difference until

TODAY! emoticon

So today I went to my first WA (WATER AEROBICS) class........ emoticon and little did I know that I was stepping into the pool with the hardest WA instructor at our fitness center. I went through 1 full hour of constant movement and WOW..... It wasn't a walk in the park but it wasn't torture either. Keep in mind that in WA you have the choice to kill yourself keeping up with everyone in class or staying toward the back of the class and doing things at your own pace. I was of course not thinking when I joined the VERY friendly faces in the pool closest to the instructor...... friends; I will be in the BACK of the pool on Monday.

I did ok my first day and I will definitely be returning to do this all over again. The instructor puts you through a whole series of different things like jumping jacks, leg scissors, hoping in place, running in place, and so on. All of which in done under water so that your arms and legs become a source of traction and therefore burning up more calories. I also found out that doing around 35? Back and forth laps in a lane at the pool equals around 4 miles walked on land. emoticon NICE!

So when you are doing the WA in deeper water you are given a float belt that is made out of foam and has a black belt that secures under the breast area. At least that’s where mine would have been IF it would have fit emoticon but don't despair.... they have water weenies or foam tubes that you can use if you don't fit into the floating vests. YES, I was a little embarrassed because I didn't fit the vests but I got over it fast. By the way, you can purchase those for yourself if you want and it will fit you without an issue. ANYWAY...... back to the weenie ...... you can opt to use the weenie in front, around your back and under your arms, or embarrassingly enough emoticonBETWEEN YOUR LEGS like a pony..... by using it this way you get the full benefit and have full motion of your arms and legs during of the exercises without drowning. emoticon

To wind up this blog, I had a great time but I need to cater the exercise movements to fit my own physical abilities and get on with week two.

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    Sounds like you had a fun time, Debbie. Just do what you can for now and before you know it, you will be front and center. Good for you. So glad you found something you enjoy....that is so important when it comes to exercise. Keep going...Wonderful job!
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    1904 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/4/2013 5:44:49 PM
    Glad you love it! I have not been going for a long while but I should go back It was so much fun.

    Good for the body and the only time my knees did not hurt.

    emoticon keep up the good work.

    1905 days ago
    emoticon I am thoroughly enjoying these posts! emoticon I never thought of describing the movements done in the pool. and, your style of explaining them is cracking me up!

    Keep going. You are on-a-roll! Chris
    1905 days ago
  • JUDY106
    I love my water aerobics class. It is rough at times. I really burn a lot more calories doing the class than I do other fitness exercise classes. I don't have to get that hot during the class. If I do I just sink on down into the water to cool off and then keep going. I call it the yuppie exercise class because you don't sweat to burn the calories. LOL

    I am so glad you like it so much. Yea, I was surprised at all the different EXERCISES that you do in water aerobics,. After you are through you know you have done something good for yourself.

    Keep it up!! You will be feeling so much better soon. I feel better after the class and feel bad if I don't do the class. It is worth all the effort.

    Hugs, Judy
    1906 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/2/2013 8:58:07 PM
    Sounds like you are having an emoticon time.. And having fun while you are doing it!!
    1906 days ago
    That's great that you're having such a good time with this - it sounds like you've find an exercise that really works for you!!
    1906 days ago
    emoticon Debbie!! Glad you are liking it so much!! I was always told that any water exercise is great for your body!! :)
    1906 days ago
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