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5 Fun Ways to Dive In to Aquatic Exercise

Water Workouts that Really Work


  • About the only exercise I can do regularly due to joint and muscle pain. LOVE it! Only thing that would make it better would be salt water instead of chlorine. - 3/25/2016 9:17:15 PM
  • Walking laps in chest-deep water (1 forward, 1 backward) was the first real exercise I could manage after both knee replacements. It strengthens muscles both front and back while supporting body weight. I still do 10 minutes as a warmup for lap swimming. - 12/27/2015 10:05:07 AM
    I discovered deep water aerobics this summer and love it. I take two classes a week in the evening under the moon at the community aquatic center at an amazing low cost of $3 a lesson. As the weather cools, I hope to stick with it. We're talking central California winters, not Michigan, after all. There are people of all ages and abilities in the class, working at their own level. Even a few men! - 9/15/2015 12:44:05 PM
  • I was born a Aquarius and hated to get out of the pool as a baby at the age of 64 I swim a hour daily and still hate to get out of the pool . I do push ups and push outs at the end of my
    laps I swim a hour a day and sometimes more and usually at least 5 times a week at aquatic
    center at the end of my street love it love it love it . - 9/13/2014 8:04:17 PM
  • This might sound crazy, but my favorite part about swimming laps is the turns. It kills me that I can't do real laps in my parent's pool and that it has to be a vacation only treat for me until I spring for a membership at a gym with a pool. The underwater turn and kickoff is just so exhilarating. - 8/19/2014 12:06:25 AM
  • ???? Warm humid air is about the worst thing for my asthma - 8/16/2014 12:45:56 PM
  • When I used to go "swimming " with an ex-neighbour I used to go lift weights and then I would go and practice kata in the water the extra resistance was great. - 4/8/2014 9:53:29 PM
  • I do at least 80 laps at the pool whenever I go! I have yet to see a youngster go that many! he he - 6/21/2013 5:37:49 PM
  • I do at least 80 laps at the pool whenever I go! I have yet to see a youngster go that many! he he - 6/21/2013 5:37:49 PM
  • I started out swimming one mile each time I went to the pool. I am up to 1-1/4 each time I swim now. I do this every other day if I can; but at least 4 times a week otherwise! - 6/21/2013 5:36:13 PM
  • I LOVE LOVE LOVE water exercises! I hit the pool 4-5 times a week. - 5/30/2013 8:06:55 PM
  • I have discovered a class which is called aqua cardio - I guess its a blend of water jogging and aerobics... We wear the bouyance belts, jog forwards and backwards and even stationary, but also do cross country skiing, jumping jacks, rocket kicks all either forwards, backwards and in place (and let me tell you the workout when you go from moving forwards to backwards without turning around - the water is still moving one way while you TRY to go the other!) and then we do arm, leg and core exercises in place. Best of all this is through the high school at $4! a class! - 5/30/2013 11:46:23 AM
  • When I was young, I was afraid of the water. I knew how to swim. I had taken beginning swimming in college. I just was not comfortable in the water. The YWCA where I lived offered a beginning swimming class focused on people who were afraid of the water. Fraidy Cats. What a godsend. Now it's 50 years later, and I can't get enough of the water. There is nothing that gives me a better workout or relaxes me more.

    Warning: It DOES make you hungry.

    Enjoy. - 5/30/2013 8:48:08 AM
  • I am scare of the water because I don't know how to swim. But I really like watet aerobics. - 5/5/2013 2:38:42 PM
  • I'm one of those rare people who absolutely hates swimming. I used to like it as a kid but when I got older, no thanks. It was bad when I was a camp counselor and HAD to swim with my counselor. :( Such a shame, since doing laps would be wonderful exercise for me this summer. - 5/13/2012 11:35:33 PM

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