1. Find an Instructor
Look for someone who teaches different levels of water aerobics so that you can stick with the same teacher as you advance in skill.
2. Stock Up
You’ll look great in our chlorine resistant swimwear, and you won’t have to worry about harmful chlorine chemicals damaging your suit.
3. Do Your Research
If you’re tall, check with the instructor first to make sure the pool is deep enough for you to practice the exercises in the water.
4. Swim Safely
In case of any emergencies, make sure your instructor is certified in both CPR and First Aid.
5. Wear Sunscreen
If your class is in an outdoor pool, don’t forget to apply waterproof sunscreen to avoid sunburn.
6. Bring Your Bathing Cap
Most pools require you to wear one so you don’t clog their drains and filters with stray hair. Make it fun by choosing a brightly colored or printed swim cap.
7. Invest in Water Shoes
We know, they aren’t the most fashionable item, but you may be required to wear them. Purchase shoes that provide proper support and coverage to protect your feet and joints.
8. Stay Hydrated
Drink plenty of water while you exercise. Just because you are in a pool doesn’t mean you are not sweating.
9. Work Those Abs
Exercise your abdominal muscles to burn more calories, strengthen your core and help prevent back injuries.
10. Stay in Line
It can be tempting, mid-workout, to reduce the intensity by bending your arms or legs. Instead, try to keep your limbs straight – you’ll get the most out of your workout that way.