Aqua Aerobics Water Aerobic ExercisesWelcome to Water Fun and Fitness! This site is dedicated to sharing information about the benefits and pleasures of aqua aerobics, water sports, swimming and anything water. I began enjoying the water as early as the age of three and have since that time, owned a sailboat, completed scuba diving lessons, been a lifeguard, coached a special olympics swim team, taught swimming and in general have loved swimming and the water throughout the years. If you are looking for an excellent way to exercise and get fit without stressing the joints, then water exercise is your answer. It is great for anyone suffering any joint, muscle or tendon problems or for anyone just starting a weight loss and/or exercise program. It is an excellent form of exercise for seniors as well.

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•Egyptians made a picture or symbol for swimming as far back as 2500 A.


Water aerobic exercises usually refer to jumping jacks, jogging, leg or arm movements, and other workouts that occur in shallow waters of swimming pools. There is also deep water aerobics using flotation belts. These aerobic workouts have continued to evolve now that flotation restraints, weight belts, water weights, water shoes, and other fitness equipment have emerged in the market. It offers a huge variety of low-impact movements that are not only great for promoting cardiovascular health but also for improving strength resistance and muscle growth.

Extremely hot and humid summer months are, without a doubt, the biggest turn-offs that you may encounter when starting a fitness program. Due to excessive heat, you will feel less motivated to carry out your entire workout program. Water aerobic exercises solve this problem because they can keep you cool underwater while helping you burn calories at the same time. As a mix of exercise and rhythmic body movements, aquatic workouts seem like pleasurable activities rather than a tedious task.

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Plenty of benefits are associated with water aerobics. Since it consists of a wide range of low-impact exercises, it does wonders in supporting the health of bones, muscles, and joints. Although aquatic movements are safer and less strenuous than other forms of workout, they do not fail to burn as many calories as any other workout program could. Water aerobic exercises are also more comfortable because they can cool down the body and relax sore muscles at the same time. This makes aerobic workouts great for the elderly or anyone experiencing pain in their  joints and muscles.

Aside from these obvious benefits, water aerobics exercises are also great alternatives to traditional workout programs because they can give your body the amount of support it needs. This lessens the possibility of causing any damage to your muscles, joints, and bones. The water can support approximately 80% of your body weight, which in turn causes less strain on your back, torso, and joints when compared to exercises that are usually performed on land. Water aerobic exercises also offer increased resistance, which augments muscular tone, improves endurance, and leads to quicker weight loss results.

The strong gravitational force in the water can also do wonders in improving the flexibility of your body. When you are underwater, you can easily move your joints in wider ranges of motion, which makes it beneficial for you as you continue to age. It can reduce the possibility of pain on your joints so you can easily perform a complete set of exercises. Furthermore, aquatic workouts are beneficial to cardiovascular conditioning because it can help promote a lower resting heart rate through conditining.

Water workouts can help keep you cool during exercise by keeping your body temperature stable all throughout the workout. In addition,underwater exercises are easier and more comfortable to perform than land exercises.You can burn up to 400 calories per hour once you have decided to indulge in aqua aerobics. If you want to get in shape and prepare your body for the upcoming summer season, water aerobic exercises are extremely useful.

Basics of Water Aerobics

As you can see, aqua aerobics can offer great benefits that land exercise cannot. It gives you an opportunity to enjoy your workouts and perform them with great anticipation and enthusiasm. Just like any workout program, you also have to remember some things when working out in water. You will  need to warm up before the workout, perform the entire routine as planned, and cool down afterwards. Here are the most important things you need to remember before performing any water exercise.

Before performing exercises in the water, you have to warm up the muscles of your body and prepare them for the entire workout routine. Five minutes before performing water aerobic exercises, start with a few laps of gently walking around the pool. If needed, choose a shallow end where you will be more comfortable to walk around. During warm-ups, you can also use floatation devices to decrease the difficulty of the routine and prevent yourself from straining your body. Always remember to warm-up for about five minutes before proceeding to intense water workouts.


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The key to maximizing the results of the aerobic routine is to experiment with a wide range of movements. A mix of several steps is usually performed during the routine. In typical class settings, movements are usually changed  every one or two minutes. The more often you change your movements as well as the direction you are moving towards, the higher the difficulty of your preferred routine will be. Here are some of the simplest water aerobic exercises that you can try during your routine. 

Start the workout by performing a breaststroke. Keep your arms away from your chest and ahead of you while you are in the water. Gently push your body down and repeat the first step. During a breaststroke, you can also use your legs to create a kick motion that is great for toning inner thighs. Your body will also lean forward but you do not need to submerge your face in the water if you do not want to. After this, you can perform some punches and swing your arms while you are underwater. Both of these water aerobic exercises will tone your triceps and biceps.

Once you have become accustomed to these simple exercises, you can try out other water aerobic exercises with increased levels of difficulty. This way, you can burn more calories and prevent yourself from reaching a workout plateau. To increase the difficulty of your routine, you can use exercise equipment such as weights and flotation restraints or add more repetitions to your preferred exercises. Just remember to cool down after a strenuous workout by performing simple stretches while holding one side of the pool. As long as you are completely familiar with the benefits of water aerobic exercises, you can keep yourself motivated until you have finally reached your fitness goals.

 Did you Know?


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Cool Facts:

  •  Because cool water lowers your body temperature, you don't get as hot and sticky when you're swimming as when you do other forms of exercise or sports.

     

  • The workout in swimming comes because you're moving against the resistance of the water, which is equal to more than ten times the resistance of air. (Resistance is any force that makes it harder for you to move.) So you're getting a cardio workout like you'd get with running or doing aerobics, and a resistance workout like you'd get with weight training.

     

  • Swimming is more than a fun sport and a way to stay healthy; it's a skill that could save your life or help you save someone else's life in an emergency.
  • The first Australian sailing medal won at the Olympics was in 1956 in Melbourne. This was done by Rolly Tasker and he dominated ocean racing in WA with 5 yachts all named Siska from 1969 to 1985. In 1986 he was officially put into the WA Hall of Champions and in 1996 he took his place in the Sport Australian Hall of Fame. He operates a sail making company based in Thailand, named Rolly Tasker Sails.

  • The first Australian sailing medal won at the Olympics was in 1956 in Melbourne. This was done by Rolly Tasker and he dominated ocean racing in WA with 5 yachts all named Siska from 1969 to 1985. In 1986 he was officially put into the WA Hall of Champions and in 1996 he took his place in the Sport Australian Hall of Fame. He operates a sail making company based in Thailand, named Rolly Tasker Sails. 

 


The two-piece bathing suit known as bikini got its name from Bikini Atoll, a US nuclear test site in the South Pacific.The sails are actually vertical "wings" that provide "lift" just like an airplane's wings.
The wind actually pulls the boat, it does not not push the boat.
A sea anchor does not actually touch the ocean floor, yet keeps a boat "in place".The sails are actually vertical "wings" that provide "lift" just like an airplane's wings.
The wind actually pulls the boat, it does not not push the boat.
A sea anchor does not actually touch the ocean floor, yet keeps a boat "in place".The sails are actually vertical "wings" that provide "lift" just like an airplane's wings.
The wind actually pulls the boat, it does not not push the boat.
A sea anchor does not actually touch the ocean floor, yet keeps a boat "in place".