Take an Aqua class at Fitness First
Gentle on your joints and great for toning up, Aquafit class is a cardio and conditioning, pool based workout that gets muscles working against the resistance of the water; elevating the heart rate and burning calories.
Although being in water makes you lighter, it also increases the amount of resistance against you - effectively you’ll be lifting weights!
Whilst being extremely challenging, aqua aerobics has a low impact on the body. If you suffer from painful joints, are injured or pregnant but still want to stay active, aqua aerobics takes the pressure off your body whilst still giving you an incredible workout.
Why do aqua aerobics?
It may not get your heart racing as much as cardio on land, but there’s no denying that aqua aerobics is an effective workout! Here are just a few of the benefits a class can give you.
If, after reading, you need more of an excuse to take a dip, head over to our blog and read ‘4 reasons why you should work out in water’ to find out more...
● Builds strength - There’s a reason why professional swimmers are so lean; the resistance provided by the water has a similar effect to lifting weights in the gym. Fighting against the push of the water activates your muscles and contributes to their development, which in turn leads to a fitter body and higher metabolism.
● A more rigorous workout than you think - The buoyancy of the water doesn’t just give you extra resistance, it also requires more effort on your part to move, which gives your body a much better cardiovascular session. Not only does this full body workout result in calories being burned, but it also helps strengthen your heart and lungs.
● Keeps you going through injuries - Injuries are never fun, especially if it means you have to take a break from your usual exercise routine. But aqua aerobics takes the pressure of your vulnerable joints, allowing you to keep exercising and recover from injuries without risk of further damage.