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Why Water Exercise?

A splash in the pool during summer is the best way to beat the heat. Imagine doing this fun filled activity all year long leading to numerous health benefits! Water Aerobics is a healthy form of exercise that includes a variety of rhythmic body movements performed in water. The main purpose of Water Aerobics is to improve cardiovascular conditioning. Because of water's resistance, exercising in it can improve your strength, range of motion and flexibility, leading to better muscular endurance and balance. It provides health benefits along with fun, relaxation and rejuvenation of the entire body.

Benefits


People of all ages and fitness levels can enjoy water workouts. When submerged in waist deep to chest deep water, 50% to 85% of the body's weight remains supported. As a result much less stress is placed on the joints during aquatic exercise than similar exercise on land. This makes Water Aerobics the ideal choice not only for healthy individuals, but also for those affected by medical conditions such as osteoporosis, arthritis, neck and back problems, stroke and obesity. You are also less likely to experience aches and soreness following a workout in the water.

Water provides more resistance than air because of its increased density. This increased resistance helps to promote better muscular endurance and tone. You expend more energy than you would in a similar land-based workout, letting the average person burn 450 to 700 calories in one hour. In addition, water aerobics allows a person to exercise every muscle and joint in the body. Water exercise can improve flexibility without causing undue pressure to joints. Because there is less gravity, the joints can be easily moved in a wider range of motion. Exercise in water is cooler and more comfortable than exercise on land because the water continually cools the body during the workout. Performing water aerobics can aid in the overall health and well being of a person, helping to keep the body in shape, increasing flexibility, circulation, muscle tone and stamina.

ARFC Water Aerobics Program


Our program is conducted seven days a week, Monday through Friday, starting at 8:00 A.M. and Saturday and Sunday starting at 8:30 A.M. There are also evening classes starting at 6:30 P.M. Monday through Thursday. Each class is one hour in length including a warm-up, aerobics segments, resistance & strength training segments, core training and cool down with stretch. All classes are led by Certified Instructors, who provide qualified, balanced workouts with enthusiasm, motivation and fun music. Water Aerobics can appeal to both swimmers and non-swimmers alike so if you've never tried it now's the time! Click the link below for a free guest pass to try one of our classes!

For the comfort of our members, during the winter months Water Aerobics is conducted in a "bubble-enclosed" 86-degree pool.

Aqua classes are a wonderful way to stay fit and keep cool as the summer heat approaches. Our Aqua team is enthusiastic and ready for you! All you have to do is come and make a splash. — Samara VanDerLinden, Group Fitness Director