Monday, August 9, 2010

Fun in the Water

One of the local fitness centers had to close their pool for maintenance so they are having aqua aerobics at our pool three times a week for the next couple of weeks and it's open to the residents of our neighborhood. It was an offer I couldn't refuse.

So much harder than I thought it would be, I'm wiped out and sore. I walked to the pool and swam and water jogged for a half hour before the class arrived and then we worked out for an hour and then I walked home. I never thought it was possible to work up a sweat whilst submerged in water, but I did. I may not have gotten my heart rate up as high as doing running intervals but the effort put forth in doing aerobics in the water is deceptively major. If you've never done it, I highly recommend. It's fun, refreshing and a total body killer.

Have you ever done Aqua Aerobics?


  1. I love aqua aerobics! I have done classes with two diff. ladies and there is def. differences in style and difficulty level.
    I just moved and am hoping to get hooked up at the Y-they have several aqua classes.
    Glad you're having fun!

  2. No aqua aerobics here. I will swim in need be (had to for the triathlon!), but I am not that fond of it overall.

    Glad you are enjoying them. My mother takes water aerobics and I don't know which is more fun for her, the class itself or the people :D