Water Aerobics?

posted 7 months ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

Depends on your current fitness status. I’ve taken one water aerobics class with a friend and for me it was too easy. The usual age range for those classes is middle aged and up, so for a former college athlete in my early 20’s it wasn’t enough. 

If you’re new to exercise or looking for something low impact it may be for you!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

bananafishsal :  I totally understand where you’re coming from. My FH plyed football for years and his joints ache something terrible. He loves swimming for exercise.

Water aerobics difficulty can also depend if you can stand or not. When I took the class it was shallow and I could stand, but I have seen classes in the deep end where people can choose to wear a float belt or go without for added difficulty. Take one and see how it goes!

Post # 6
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Worker bee

Hi bee, I teach Aqua Zumba in my local gym.  my studnets are betwee 20’s-70’s.  its great workout in the water. some members attend this class for vareity reasons. ( hip, knees issues ets..)   I burn about 450-500 kcal when Im practicing new routines in the water. 🙂   Im useally on the deck.  big recomendation is water shoes with cushion.  AZ has lots of jumps and hops in water while dancing in water too.( if you want to work out hard) Ryka has great watershoes. check it out.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Water aerobics can be as easy or as demanding you want it to be. It’s a great excercise since you can modify it. As a 21 yo athlete I could get a good work out. It’s good since it’s easy on the joints. I recently ruptured my acl so I cannot run is jump. My local swimming hall has a virtual water aerobics. There is a screen and an iPad where in an choose a routine whenever I want to and it’s great.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Wedgewood Las Vegas

I love aquasize! I go three times a week. It’s awesome on my hips, which can give me some pain. I love the social aspect of it, and I love how it can as hard or as easy as I want it to be. My instructor also occasionally adds weights or other resitance objects. 

Three years ago I lost about 40 pounds just by doing aquasize and counting calories. Highly recommend it!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I also used to teach water aerobics! 

It can be a great workout, just depends how much resistance you use and how much effort you give. It is certainly not just a workout for the elderly anymore. I’d have people ages 20-80 in my classes, each got a workout at a level they desired. You can always ask your instructor how to make the workout more or less challenging depending on your level.

Post # 11
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Honey bee

My parents do this. They’re in their 70s. I’m really happy about it!

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