April 2015
Pool time! Water aerobics. Yes, this form of fitness tends to attract an older population and those with injuries, but it can be a great challenge to add to any workout routine.
Properly using the water’s resistance can increase muscle strength and endurance while staying easy on the joints. Participants can burn up to 500 calories per hour in a water aerobics class, according to the Aquatic Exercise Association. But the actual amount you burn will depend on your size, the intensity of your movements as well as water temperature and depth. Faster movements that incorporate the upper and lower body in deep water will offer the greatest calorie burn. There are several water class formats offered. More and more aquatic fitness professionals are finding ways to take advantage of the water’s benefits while keeping the workout fun. Here are a few class formats that can mix up your workout… (continue reading)