Aquacise is a low-impact water exercise. The resistance of the water to choreographed movements provides an intense workout and burns a lot of calories. Adding specially designed water weights increases the caloric burn and fatigue factor.
Aquacise has been around for more than 20 years. It was originally aimed at the over-50 set because it is much easier on the joints than traditional impact aerobics. Today, the fitness routine attracts people of all ages.
As with any exercise routine, you should always properly warm up and cool down before and after aquacise to loosen your muscles and help prevent injury.
The number of calories you burn depends on four factors: your weight, how hard you work, how in shape you are and your metabolism. An average person weighing 130 pounds can burn up to 236 calories per hour doing water aerobics. A 155-pound person can burn 280 calories, while someone who weighs 190 pounds can burn up to 345 calories.
Aquacise should always be done in chest-deep water, regardless of your ability level.
Instructors should be certified in water aerobics, plus have CPR Pro/AED and first-aid certifications.
Calories Burned Doing Water Aerobics
Water aerobics can be done anywhere there is a pool. Water exercise combines the heart-healthy benefits of aerobics with the gentleness of...
How Many Calories Are Burned During Swimming?
Swimming is a great overall exercise. It's easy on the joints and burns a high amount of calories. But different types of...
What to Take to the Gym
Your intentions for a good workout can be quickly squashed if you discover you’ve forgotten something in your gym bag. Pick a...
How to Choreograph a Water Aerobics Routine
A good water aerobics workout is anything but boring. The stretching exercises and the movements are stimulating and challenging in themselves. However,...