COCONUT GROVE | CORAL GABLES | SOUTH MIAMI | PINECREST
Reason 1: Have Fun!
Water is fun and refreshing and naturally promotes joy and happiness!
Water makes you feel young and vibrant!
You can perform moves in water that you won’t be able to do on land.
Everybody can enjoy a complete workout in the water, from young adults to seniors, from beginners to advanced participants!
Once you start a Water Exercise program you will commit on a regular basis and over a period of time you will change your body, your mind and your life!
Reason 2: Muscle Conditioning
Water makes your muscles work harder!
Water is thicker than air and provides 12 times the resistance of air.
Resistance is all around your body and allows you to work your muscles in pairs in every direction of movement. Your body gets more balanced!
Resistance increases the intensity of movement and requires a greater muscular effort which leads to bone development, muscle strengthening, and muscular endurance. You can adapt the load of resistance yourself depending on the speed, intensity and force you give to your move: the more you push the harder you work!
Reason 3: Cardio-Respiratory Endurance
Burn a higher level of calories in the water!
Whether you need to slim down or maintain your weight, exercising in the water is an efficient method of burning calories and fat.
Water’s resistance increases the intensity of movement and requires a greater energy expenditure which also leads to a better cardio-respiratory endurance. Due to water’s physical properties, there is a reduction in both resting and exercise heart rate that allows you to work harder.
When you workout in a pool you don’t feel the sweat and you don’t suffer from the aches and pains of joint impact, so you can easily increase the intensity of your moves.
Reason 4: Balance, Flexibility & Coordination
Water’s viscosity and hydrostatic pressure lead to a better awareness of body parts, water allows more controlled movements and improves balance.
Buoyancy increases your range of motion and improves your joint mobility which contributes to a better flexibility.
By incorporating many different moves in one single workout or creating simple to challenging choreography, you will improve your coordination and agility!
Reason 5: Core
By moving in the water, you create water turbulence. In other words, you always work in an unstable environment and your core muscles are engaged in every single move you perform!
Your core muscles contribute to maintain proper vertical alignment and balance during the entire water workout!
Core muscles are in a constant state of work in the water!
Reason 6: Massage
Water turbulence and hydrostatic pressure stimulate your skin, decrease swelling, improve circulation and help to fight against water retention and cellulite!
Hydrostatic pressure also affects internal organs of the body (thermal regulation, blood volume, heart rate).
Water acts like a spa during the entire workout!
Reason 7: All in One!
In one class, you can work every single part of your body with or without equipment! Water exercise provides the perfect blend of cardio and muscle conditioning! Upper body and lower body always work together!
Variety is in the water and a water workout provides excellent cross-training. From shallow to deep, from circuit training to interval training, incorporating kickboxing, aqua biking, Pilates or choreographed moved you will never get bored in the water!
When doing kickboxing, you can kick higher, when you jump you can propel your body higher… water’s viscosity allows you to push, pull, jog and jump harder!
Reason 8: Low or No Impact
Water is a safe place to workout! More and more physicians are encouraging water exercise for joint issues!
Water’s buoyancy decreases the effect of gravity and reduces the weight bearing and compression of the spine and joints.
Impact is reduced and can even be totally eliminated in deep water or on an aqua bike while maintaining a vigorous workout!
The intensity of your workout depends on the speed and power you give to your moves.
Reason 9: Overall Well-Being
After a water exercise training, you will feel invigorated, light and toned! Recovery is facilitated after a workout in water! You won’t suffer from soreness.
Water is a natural element that has a healing effect for stress related and painful conditions. Water exercise increases feelings of well-being and contributes to an enhanced quality of life.
Countless people worldwide have transformed their bodies thanks to water exercise!
Water is truly the essence of life!
Reason 10: Sleep Well!
After a vigorous training in water, the reward is a great night of deep sleep!
Exercise in general improves sleep patterns but a vigorous training in a pool can further enhance the sleep benefits thanks to water’s specific properties.
Better sleep is attributed to the increase in blood flow, changes in body temperature and enhanced muscle conditioning.
A water workout directly affects those 3 components!