Top 5 reasons to join aquafitness classes

Aqua Gym is a full, gentle and easy workout that is good for the body, heart and spirit. It can be Aqua boxing, Aqua bike, Aqua jump, etc. Let's try and make it becomes the top of your sports list!

reasons to join aquafitness

1. Low impact to your body

Exercising in water makes you feel about 90 percent lighter ! When you jump or run in the water, your body does not experience the same impact that these moves cause on land. This makes water aerobics an ideal activity for those with arthritis, back problems, foot or leg injuries, and knee conditions. Pregnant women and the obese also benefit from the reduced impact.


2. Calories burn

Aqua gym is mainly using arms, core, quadriceps, hamstrings, calf and gluteal muscles. It expects to burn between 400 and 500 calories per hour in a water aerobics class, according to the Aquatic Exercise Association. The actual amount you burn will depend on your size, the intensity of your movements, as well as water temperature and depth. In general, faster movements incorporating the upper and lower body in deep water elicit the greatest calorie burn.  



3. Upgraded flexibility

Being submerged in the water, the body is subject to the pressure of the water. The need to move in several directions at the same time during aerobic exercises allows our body’s joints to greatly increase their range of motion and flexibility. The most important point is to reduce the chance of getting hurt.


4. Increase muscle strength

When exercising in water, you work against 12 times the resistance of air. Simply kicking and cupping the water helps contribute to muscle development, which translates into a higher metabolism and healthier body. Many water aerobics classes incorporate equipment like water paddles, noodles, bike, trampoline, and kickboards to further induce strength gains.


5. Promotes mental health

Like many water sports, the relaxing effect of the water and the sensation of lightness we feel is unquestionable. With this sport, just as in swimming, our body secretes endorphins and pleasure hormones, which promote our sense of well-being after exercising.

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Aquagym| Top 5 reasons to join aquafitness classes

Aquagym is doing gym in water. A full, gentle and easy workout that is good for the body, heart and spirit; a relaxed mind, without too much sweat.


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