1. No Pain, Big Gain(s)
Go easier on your joints, knees and back with a low-impact water workout.
2. Pool = Pièce de Résistance
Natural water resistance tones both groups of muscles (the front and back of your arms and thighs) when you move your limbs through the water.
3. Safety First
The buoyancy of the water creates a safe and effective workout for older adults. No need to worry about falling down or injuring joints while exercising in the pool.
4. Keep it Simple
Practicing water aerobics is easy. All you need is access to a pool, some high-quality athletic swimsuits and you’re set!
5. The More, The Merrier
Water aerobics classes are often practiced in large groups with a dynamic teacher leading everyone through creative exercise routines. Make class even more exciting by adding some music, dance moves and, of course, some great friends.
6. Change Things Up
The deep end is the limit – there are so many ways to practice water aerobics! You can work out alone, with friends, with or without equipment. Each workout can be adjusted to your level of comfort or desired intensity.
7. Support System
Invite friends and family and show support for one another. Many group classes are available in every neighborhood, so naturally, it’s going to be a very social exercise. Kill two birds with one stone: get fit and make new and lasting friendships!
8. Intense Cardio
Water aerobics may be low-impact, but that doesn’t mean it can’t get intense. Just try a (seemingly) simple exercise like jogging and you’ll be surprised to find yourself sweating while you’re in the water!
9. It Feels Good
Practicing water aerobics a few times a week tones muscles in your entire body and can make a difference in your overall wellness and sense of fitness.
10. Swim Pretty
This may come as a surprise, but so many fashionable athletic suits are available for women who enjoy water aerobics. If you are planning to practice water aerobics on a regular basis, you should invest in some well-made chlorine resistant swimsuits.