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Exercising in Water

The Pool is an Underutilizied Piece of Workout Equipment

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  • YMCA has a great water aerobic program. - 6/5/2016 1:53:37 AM
  • I miss the pool workouts more than anything... well, other than running! Don't have a pool, and can't run any more! Great Article!! - 5/11/2016 11:10:09 AM
  • I'm in the pool five times a week and LOVE IT! - 2/13/2016 1:07:41 PM
  • I probably would like exercising in a pool, but I don't have access to one. - 8/7/2015 11:33:33 AM
  • Water aerobics - my very favorite exercise! And I am lucky enough to live in FL 7 months of year where we have lovely heated pool at our resort. In summer, we live at our son's where he has lovely pool.
    For us older folks, you can't beat water walking and water aerobics!!! - 6/25/2015 10:22:10 PM
  • Water walking & water aerobics classes are great fun with all the benefits of being in the pool but without having to even get your head wet. :-) I'm not great at swimming & wouldn't stick with doing laps, but water exercises classes were terrific. Wish I still lived near a pool. - 6/24/2015 1:24:57 PM
  • Great idea, thanks! - 6/23/2015 9:17:08 PM
  • Having said what I did earlier I used to enjoy swimming as crap as I was at it, when I was younger. Too bad I hated the lessons I did take. Maybe some day I will take it up again. - 4/13/2015 9:17:18 PM
  • NEWHIP1
    I absolutely love the pool however I just CANNOT get my endurance up to swip laps. I can swim down to one end of the pool then I have to come up for air. I wish I could find a way to build it up. Been in the pool for years :( - 12/31/2014 1:31:17 PM
  • RACEWELLWON
    Swimming is my Favorite Exercise - period ! - 11/14/2013 1:20:06 PM
  • BETTYCOOPER121
    I love swimming!! just love it. I have been doing it for last 10 years. It is the best form of exercise. - 10/25/2013 5:43:52 PM
  • EMERALDISLES
    Love aqua zumba, swimming vigorously, and aqua running in shallow to deep water with a belt - 10/6/2013 12:08:41 PM
  • DANDYDONNAJ
    Exercise must be fun for me, so I have fun doing Water Volleyball for 90 minutes, followed by 60 minutes of Aqua Zumba on Wednesdays.
    - 9/5/2013 11:58:54 PM
  • I 've been doing water aerobics for a few months now and I just love it. The water make my body feel so great. It's really a workout. - 6/6/2013 6:56:28 AM
  • GLENNASUESUE my pool trainer helped me - she suggested that I treat the pool treadmill as a 10-15% incline on regular treadmill and add 0.50 to the speed to adjust (example if i walked 25 min. on the water treadmill at 2.5 MPH with no incline.to count as land treadmill at 10% incline and 3.0 MPH)
    There is a water aerobic choice in the fitness choices that I use.

    NAIJAPIKIN please give the pool a try! I am in my mid fifties and I am not allowed to shave due to my lymph issues. I actually find that most ladies at my therapy pool don't notice and that when I use regular pools a long coverup helps me be discrete. I used to wear a tank with skirt suit - and noticed that many of the ladies do. You can get the skirt fitted or more draped. There are also Swim shorts at are available. The doctors don't want elastic at my upper leg anymore so I had to find a different way. Now I workout in a sheered tank top (it is kinda like a tank-tini top) and water capri that are a type of triathlon wear. They have suits called swimtards that are nice too as they go to the knee (similar to the suits that the Olympians wore)

    Hope this helps! - 11/12/2012 12:11:21 AM

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