New ways to garner benefits from exercising in your swimming pool

New ways to garner benefits from exercising in your swimming pool

New ways to garner benefits from exercising in your swimming pool

Aqua fitness: Cool in the pool

Exercising in water has huge health benefits – but swimming lengths can be repetitive. Now a new wave of aqua fitness workouts is making a splash

Swimming is popular, there’s no doubt about that. Three million Brits dive into a pool every week, compared with the 1.8 million who hop on a bike. For many people, however, it has a reputation as more of a family leisure activity than a serious way to get fit. Efforts to counteract this with water workout classes such as aqua aerobics have seemed fusty and unfit for purpose for a number of years – lines of ladies, perms protected by swimming caps, lifting their arms up and down through the water does not look like a reliable route to bikini biceps.

 

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