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Benefits of water aerobics exercises
Water aerobics is also called aqua fit, aqua aerobics and sometimes also called “waterobics”. It’s resistance training in a swimming pool. Not only will you do the normal walking/running forward and backwards but you’ll do jumping jacks, leg kicks and lifts plus use water dumbbells underwater and more. You can work all areas like quads, glutes, back, shoulder, arms, etc. The benefits to water aerobics exercises is that it doesn’t strain the joints and bones because of buoyancy and it keeps your body cool. It’s a low impact exercise. All you really need is a swim suit but some people use water shoes and also swim caps to keep hair out of their face.
We have attended a few aqua fit classes at our gym and honestly we didn’t feel we got much out of it. I have heard it’s a great workout where it’s possible to burn 300 + calories. I didn’t wear my heart rate monitor so I cannot tell how much I burned. I much prefer to get in pool and do my own water aerobics exercises rather than be part of an aqua fit class.
Do you take water aerobic/aqua fit classes?
A long time ago, I took a water aerobics class, that I enjoyed very much, except for the audience and some of the silly looking moves they have you do. However, I do like to do laps and just do that instead, though it’s been a while for that too.
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Yep, the group who does the class is just not what hubs and I are looking for so we’ll probably use the pool for laps like you do when we can.