Water exercise is gentle and simple. A swimming workout is suitable for all fitness levels and ages. Whether you are participating and an aquatic fitness class or doing lengths on the pool, a swimming workout is a great way to get fit and have fun.
A swimming workout is wonderful for people who have joint problems, for someone looking to add variety into there fitness regime or for an athlete who would like to cross training.
It will increase overall fitness, improve mobility and challenge underused muscles. A swimming workout utilizes both your cardiovascular and muscular systems. It is an activity that can be continued for a lifetime.
If you like to exercise solo, you might want to consider doing lengths. Many public pools are equipped with lanes for different speed and levels. You can work at your own pace and use any stroke style. If you need to work on your stroke technique, ask a lifeguard for help or sign up for one on one instruction.
If you like the group dynamic grab a friends and sign up for an aquatic fitness class. They incorporate cardio drills with muscle conditioning utilizing the resistance of the water. Classes are usually offered several times a week and last from 30-90 minutes. It is also a great way to socialize, exchange stories and successes and keep each other motivated.
No matter what type you choose, you will find that the water add a wonderful challenge to your fitness regime so jump in!