Water Exercise


Jump in the pool for a great workout. Water exercise is suitable for all fitness levels and ages. These classes use the resistance of the water to provide a challenge to your entire body.

Water exercise is a great way to add variety into your workout to fend off exercise boredom.

Water exercise is a workout alternative for people who have mobility issues. It is also effective for an athlete who is looking for a way to cross train. The buoyancy of the water makes moving easier. It can also aid pain and promote relaxation. Water exercise is an activity that you can do for the rest of your life.

Many fitness centres have a pool and offer organized classes lead by a trained instructor. These classes vary in intensity from gentle stretching to vigorous 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. Other class members can add encouragement, support and friendship along with the exercise.

If you have your own pool that you would like to use, there a lot of video resources about this type of exercise to help get you started. Make sure that you pay close attention to the technique and safety precautions.

Remember to consult your doctor before you begin any exercise program. After a few weeks of this exercise your body will be stronger, more limber and at ease.



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