Aqua Fitness Done Right: Low Impact, High Reward Strength and Flexibility
Aqua fitness class is a fun, low impact yet challenging full body workout. It will somehow magically leave you both relaxed and energized at the same time. You won’t even notice you’re tired until you step out of the pool and head in for lunch. This is not your classic water aerobics class – it’s a lot more targeted than just the jumping, splashing, and dancing routines you’ve probably seen before. The music is a lot better, too.
Our class is different each week, but every class combines elements of upper and lower body strength training, high intensity intervals, flexibility training, aqua yoga, and some pilates moves and stretching at the end. It is great if you want to stay cool while working out in the heat of the day, or if you want to take the impact off your body, protecting any chronic injuries while still getting a kickass workout.
It will work every major muscle group hard without compromising your posture or alignment. You can do anything in the water you can do on land and perhaps even more, because you are moving, twisting, and bending without the full weight of your body pushing on your weight-bearing joints. Your ankles, hips, knees, low back, and pelvis are the most benefitted here. Using Tina’s tricks with the supportive pool noodles and water dumbbells, we use water resistance intervals and high reps to work your arm, leg, and core muscles to fatigue.
The trick: you can do a high number of reps underwater, but you feel the burn less fast than you normally would so you can go longer and harder than you’re used to. Just be ready: you might feel ‘jello legs’ when you get out of the water and towel off.
The best part? Despite all the hard work, you’ll feel cooler and more refreshed than when you started.