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Aquatics: 6 Reasons To Try Aqua Fit

6 Reasons To Try Aqua Fit!

Variety is the spice of an active life. Fitness on 25th offers a wide variety of aquatic fitness classes to meet the needs of various fitness levels. Below are 6 reasons as to why you should try any of Fitness on 25th’s aquatic class offerings:

1. Made-to-measure fitness: Regardless of your fitness level, you can get a great workout in the water. Fitness on 25th instructors offer plenty of modifications to increase or decrease the difficulty of  moves, and encourage you to work at your own pace. For example, an instructor may suggest a flotation belt to help you stay afloat, or you can go without to really keep your heart pumping through out the class!

2. The options are endless: As more people discover the benefits of working out in water, pools and community centres across the country are offering an ever-increasing variety of specialized classes. Here at Fitness on 25th, we offer specialized classes such as Aqua Yoga, Aqua Zumba, and Aqua Boot Camp!

3. You’ve never felt better in your bathing suit: Aquafit is typically non-competitive and allows you to feel at ease! No one can tell if you mess up a move when you’re in the water. Many women find that they can be more focused on the movements when they aren’t worried about keeping up with everyone else. Stripping down to your bathing suit can be a daunting prospect, but a challenging aquafit workout is a great reminder that your body is instrumental, not just ornamental.

4. Killer-cross training: Aquafit helps to improve  performance in high-impact activities, including running, dance, or team sports such as soccer. Thanks to the buoyancy of water, aquafit strengthens muscles and improves cardiovascular fitness without subjecting the body to additional wear and tear. Aquafit is also great for people recovering from injuries as it allows muscles to strengthen without stressing vulnerable joints.

5. Stay balanced: Aquafit helps to balance out muscle groups that may have become uneven through repetitive actions. Working out in water provides equal resistance through full range of motion, a phenomenon known as double concentric muscle action. For example, when straightening the leg, the quads are shortening while expending energy and facilitating the extension at the knee. The lower leg is pushing against the water, lifting the load. Then the hamstrings shorten while expending energy to bring the heel towards the gluteals while the calf area is pushing the water back up. This results in balanced muscle action around the knee.

6. A true full-body workout: It is not only your hear and muscles that benefit from aquafit classes. Working out in water is beneficial for your internal organs and lymphatic system. Hydrostatic pressure, turbulence, and buoyancy assist in venous return (the flow of blood back to the heart) and lymphatic drainage. These extra benefits help to explain why participants feel so good after a class – the body is refreshed rather than exhausted!