Water Aerobics and Other Water Exercise

May 25, 2012 by  
Filed under Aerobic Exercises

Water aerobics classes are like standard aerobics but in are performed in the water. It’s tougher to move in water due to its resistance and the water also protects you from any impacts. These classes are great for increasing muscle tone and also often recommended as part of physical therapy, for example when recovering from injury or surgery. Other variations include hydospinning, water ballet, and water yoga.

Aerobics are easier in the water and most people don’t find them as exhausting. Because water is approximately 12 times thicker than air you move more slowly. Some classes may add equipment like webbed gloves to make workouts harder. Unlike step aerobics or dance workouts, very little coordination is required, and added plus for klutzes like me.

If you are a hardcore swimmer or hardcore aerobics fan, you might find water aerobics boring.

If however you are easing back into fitness, this may be a low impact option you enjoy. It’s also popular with pregnant women, older people, and anyone with degenerative diseases that make it hard to move on land. You might also love it if you simply love the water like I do, and it’s also great cross training for athletes.

There are several levels of classes available ranging from ones for avid aerobics nuts and serious endurance athletes to ones more suitable for octogenarians. I suggest you wear a comfortable bathing suit and consider water exercise shoes or an old pair of sneakers to keep from scraping your feet. Personally I find water aerobics nice for a change of pace and variety in my training routine.

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Water aerobics workouts involve different phases, each of which can help you warm up, stretch and build strength, among other things. Discover beneficial exercises that fit your needs with help from a fitness instructor in this free video on water aerobics. Expert: Stephen Taylor Contact: www.sttrainer.com Bio: Stephen Taylor is a professional endurance coach. Filmmaker: Dimitri LaBarge Series Description: Water aerobics is good exercise and can be done by anyone, including kids regardless of size, shape or fitness level. Learn techniques for a better workout from a fitness trainer in this free video series on water aerobics.

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