Water aerobics is, basically, a fitness workout in the pool. There is no swimming required, just immersion deep enough to provide an enjoyable type of resistance training. Pool noodles and kickboards can also be used within any water aerobics exercise program for added resistance.
Plus, the health benefits of water aerobics are enormous! Water aerobics can improve your heart health, including lowering blood pressure and increasing blood flow also resulting in increased energy levels. Participating in water aerobics can tone your muscles, increase your flexibility and burn calories if you happen to have made a pound shedding New Year’s resolution! Water aerobics can also help with joint problems, combat chronic pain such as that associated with arthritis and bad knees and backs. Water aerobics can even be a mood booster!
Another totally excellent thing about water aerobics is that it is low impact, making it very popular among seniors, people recovering from an injury and pregnant women. The buoyancy created by the water is easy on the joints, and because water aerobics is low impact, it enables participants to work harder and faster with more repetitions.
Water aerobics can accommodate people at every fitness level. It can work just about every body part, including your core, arms, legs, glutes and back. You can even mix things up with aqua Zumba, water yoga or an exhilarating aqua jog. All you need is a pool!