There are significant benefits to water aerobics. It can be an ideal exercise option for people of various health, fitness, and wellness levels. Water aerobics are a low impact but high result way to exercise and it offers several benefits, such as:
- Less impact on your body’s joints than many other exercises.
- These exercises can really increase flexibility.
- Water aerobics can be great for improving your balance.
- Water aerobics are fun.
- This is a low cost workout.
- There is a low risk of injury (make sure a lifeguard is on hand, of course).
- This is quite forgiving in terms of accuracy – which is great for beginners.
Working out in the water doesn’t feel nearly as much like exercise and hard work as land-based workouts do. It’s easier to do and provides great results. Most people feel an increase in energy after this type of workout as well as an increase in overall wellness and fitness.
With every movement in the water you’ll be toning your body, doing strength and resistance training, working your cardiovascular system, and burning calories for weight loss. But it won’t feel like it.
Water aerobics is fun and it’s not as precise as some other aerobics exercise classes. You don’t have to worry about missteps or awkwardness like in many other types of aerobic because even if you’re in a class, no one can really see whether or not you’ve accomplished a specific maneuver or not.
Water aerobics classes can be designed for beginners, for experts, for senior citizens, for pregnant women, for people with joint issues, for people who are very obese, etc. They sometimes include extra equipment, such as a pool noodle or pool dumbells. You can do this on your own by following water aerobics tips and routines or you could take a class, which is often a great way to get into this fitness.
Shallow Water Aerobics Exercises include..
- Jumping Jacks
- Knee Lifts
Deeper Water Aerobics Exercises include..
- Scissoring your legs
- Flutter Kicks
Water aerobics can be a fun class to take and can help you learn more moves.
Tips for Successful Water Aerobics:
- Do warm up exercises, such as stretches before starting
- Don’t forget to tighten your core muscles for extra mid-section toning
- Consider starting with a beginner class and then move to a more advanced class.
- Make sure a lifeguard is present (or that the instructor is qualified with CPR and first aid).
- If doing it in an outdoor pool, don’t forget the sunscreen!