Aquatic Exercise and Water Aerobics has many advantages over traditional exercise. It is a low-impact activity that takes the pressure off your bones, joints and muscles providing a safer medium for rehab and exercise. Everyone can benefit from aquatic exercise — even people who don't know how to swim. Aquatic exercise is a prime option if you have arthritis or other joint problems, if you're overweight, or if you want to ease into an exercise program. Aquatic rehab is THE preferred therapy for many orthopedic injuries, ideal for hip and knee replacements. Aquatic Fitness offers many options and different forms of training from Lap Swimming to Water Walking. Exercising in a soothing water environment gives you a chance to forget about the stresses of work, problems and other concerns and helps you relax. Whether you are looking to improve your Cardiovascular Endurance or Rehabilitate a chronic source of pain, Aquatic exercise can help.
Why Exercise in the Water? Just being in the water causes you to exercise. Every move you make in the water has to be deliberate to resist the continual pressure of the water on your body.
Water Resistance Because the water is a thicker medium than air, by moving in the water the amount of resistance from the water can range from 4 to 44 times that of air. Using the resistance of the water in exercise is like exercising with weights or machines on land, but safer.
Buoyancy In chest deep water, approximately 90% of your body weight is buoyant, therefore you really are bearing only 10% of your weight when you exercise. Exercise in the water is much safer an your joints and muscles; virtually stress-free.
Water Temperature The water temperature is the same all year long. You do not need to contend with the variability of the elements; heat, cold, rain, snow, etc. Because of your constant movement in the water, cool water is continually moving around you, washing away your sweat and cooling you while you are exercising. You never feel over- heated and sweaty.
Massaging Effect The hydrostatic pressure; the pressure of the water on your body, joints, muscles and internal organs, massages and comforts your body while you exercise. You never feel fatigued.
Disclaimer: Always Get Your Medical Doctor's Approval Before Beginning Any Fitness Program or Activity