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5 Fun Ways to Dive In to Aquatic Exercise

Water Workouts that Really Work

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URBANAUDREYE

8/19/2014 12:06:25 AM

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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.

JADASDRAGON

8/16/2014 12:45:56 PM

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???? Warm humid air is about the worst thing for my asthma

CHRIS3874

4/8/2014 9:53:29 PM

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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.

SHUTTERGIRL1967

6/21/2013 5:37:49 PM

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I do at least 80 laps at the pool whenever I go! I have yet to see a youngster go that many! he he

SHUTTERGIRL1967

6/21/2013 5:37:49 PM

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I do at least 80 laps at the pool whenever I go! I have yet to see a youngster go that many! he he

SHUTTERGIRL1967

6/21/2013 5:36:13 PM

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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!

MARYSLAVEK

5/30/2013 8:06:55 PM

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE water exercises! I hit the pool 4-5 times a week.

FREES1

5/30/2013 11:46:23 AM

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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!

SENIORSWIMMER

5/30/2013 8:48:08 AM

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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.

DELLMEL

5/5/2013 2:38:42 PM

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I am scare of the water because I don't know how to swim. But I really like watet aerobics.

TIKTOCK

5/13/2012 11:35:33 PM

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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.

MZDOOR

4/9/2012 10:54:20 AM

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I LOVE the water. I've been contemplating beginning a water aerobics class and after reading this, I think I will.

DONNA_W

4/9/2012 9:09:05 AM

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Love water jogging and exercise. It is my standard workout. I live in Florida and have a pool so it is very easy for me to fit it in.

WETPTARMIGAN

2/1/2011 1:10:56 AM

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I think that the "grandma" phrase was clumsily trying to get at the fact that though water exercise has a reputation for being popular with elders, it is in fact a great workout for all ages, sizes, and conditions. In one of my classes I have a range from an ultramarathoner (races 50-100 miles in mountainous terrain) to a person recovering from double hip replacement. Everybody works at their own pace toward their own challenges.

WALKZWDOGZ

12/8/2010 9:29:56 PM

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I love water walking & water aerobics classes. Our parks' system runs pools that offer a wide range, & with them, you didn't need to get your hair wet. :-) I preferred going in the winter months when the pool wasn't as over-run with kids.

Given the usually warm, accepting Spark atmosphere, I was surprised & dismayed at the "not your Grandmother's" line. I realize websites like to attract a young audience, but surely not at the risk of sounding ageist.

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