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Aqua aerobics in Delhi

Posted by kiran.sawhney@gmail.com on June 25, 2014 at 1:55 PM

 

Ideal summer workouts

 

In summers we do not want to go outdoors in the scorching heat. People, who walk or jog outdoors or play games outdoors, must be very careful about not having a sunstroke or getting dehydrated. Indoor workouts done in proper air conditioning are ideal. Even when you are working out indoor and working out with a group, be careful that the area does not get too hot due to everyone working out together. People tend to faint indoors too because there are large number of people in the same gym.

Try to opt for personal training indoors with a trainer. Water or aqua aerobics is another excellent summer workout.

Perhaps your knees ache from jogging. Maybe you’ve always envied the lean. Long- muscled look. Or you simply need to escape the urban bustle and meditate in twenty- five-yard rectangular womb. Whatever your motive, using water resistance as a way to get strong & stay in shape is a cool workout and one that leaves you wanting for more. Moreover, its health benefits have been proven by water exercise research.

 

If you do not know swimming, do not fret. You are standing neck deep in water and doing all the exercises. Moreover, since you are working against the resistance of water, you end up burning eight times more calories than any other normal floor aerobics. Yet the buoyancy of water works to help you in the movement. So you work better on your flexibility too. Hence you strengthen & stretch much better in water. Movements are naturally balanced in water. Muscles that are tight on land are stretched with buoyancy in the water, whereas lax muscles are strengthened with the resistance of water

Still after a rigorous session in water, you do not come out feeling sweaty but on the contrary, you are fresh. The hydrostatic pressure i.e. the force of the water against the body, acts like a massage, thereby helping the return of blood to heart more efficiently. Thus respiratory system works better. It also decreases any swelling present.

 

Age too is no bar. It is suitable both for the aging population and the baby boom’ generation who is looking for more forgiving exercise program that will achieve results.

 

As for a suitable season, it is sad that in India we do not have centrally heated pools. So the activity is limited to summers. Also choose to workout only with qualified instructors. Never hesitate to ask for your instructor’s credentials, experience and references. We do not have dearth of gym trainers acting as fitness trainers or personal trainers & lifeguards taking the place of aqua aerobic trainers. Make sure that you are in safe hands.

 

Aqua aerobics is suitable to cure a variety of ailments like arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, back problems, obesity, osteoporosis etc. It is a low impact activity and hence places no stress on joints. Aquatic fitness is exercise modality that can accommodate all ages, fitness levels, & abilities through a variety of programming options. Water fitness is almost perfect means to condition the body; it not only stimulates the mind but also washes away the stress & rejuvenates the spirit.

 

Aqua aerobics is getting very popular because of:

 

The ‘General interest in low impact activity

Effective means of rehabilitation

Refreshing change from sweating on land

Health benefits have been proven by water exercise research

Feeling of playfulness

Fun!

Safe & effective exercise modality

Some more popular benefits of aqua aerobics are

It is enjoyable

Do not have to be swimmer to participate

Do not have to wet hair or put face in water

Provides participant with feeling of weightlessness

Provides natural massage & muscular tension release

May choose own intensity level

Lots of variety of classes (shallow water, deep water, circuit, step training with toys & props, line dancing, interval training, kids, aqua therapy, taekwonaqua)

All the components of fitness may be trained in one class

Impact injuries are less likely since buoyancy protects joints.

Water provides natural resistance for improved balance, strength, and tone of musculature.

Superior abdominal workout just by standing in water & stabilizing the body

Improves posture

Improves functions for activities of daily living

Generally participants do not require lot of coordination. Every1 works at his own pace

Great cross trainer especially for high impact land participants like runners

Great social activity

Great stress reliever

Great for physically limited participant who would otherwise not exercise e.g. senior citizen, injured, obese, frail

Heat build up is eliminated. Best for hot & humid climate when otherwise u can’t workout on land.

Improves flexibility, balance,

 

Any other exercise done along- aqua aerobics is one complete regime. It takes care of cardiovascular fitness. It also takes care of strengthening & flexibility. But if you want to combine it with any other form also, you can very well do it. There are various forms of aqua done in the pool where we combine different forms of exercises in water e.g.-

Aqua+ taichi= aquachi. It’s the most heavenly experience to do all tai chi moves in water

Aqua+ Pilates= aqualates

Aqua+ taekwondo= taekwonaqua

Aqua+ yoga= yoqua.


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