Take a tour
invite your friends
- Select Menu -
Invite your friends
Has anyone had success with one of these programs? I love to swim, so I am thinking about taking a class...
Wed. Aug 16, 9:07am
I took a class last summer. it was a lot of fun and actually a lot of cardio. there isn't any swimming involved. lots of running in place and running laps in the pool with foam "weights" for resistance. mostly worked legs.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 9:43 AM
The aquatics class I take at 24 hr Fitness "ain't your Mama's water workout". There is 1 full hour of strenuous exercise with at least 30 minutes of cardio. Depending on the instructor, we often get a 800-1000 cal workout. It's much harder than any other workout I could do outside of the pool.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 9:55 AM
I lost my first 70 pounds doing nothing but water aerobics. In fact, I liked it so much that I taught it for two years after losing the majority of the weight I dropped (over 100). For me, it was the safest place to start for my body, being so big to start with, and also very comfortable and healthy while I was pregnant. It can be a great, well-balanced workout, depending on your instructor and how hard you push yourself.
There does come a point where it isn't enough to keep you moving forward just doing that though. Prepare yourself to cross-train and lift weights on down the road.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 11:02 AM
I love water aerobics, we're actually on a summer break at the minute and I'm missing it like crazy! I can't wait until it starts again in September. It makes my calf muscles into marble! =)
Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 2:56 PM
My mother loved doing water aerobics, I think she would attend classes a couple time per week, but she had to stop because she caught pneumonia, so be careful. She was in her mid 40’s at the time.
Thursday, August 17, 2006, 9:31 AM
At Home Pool Tips
anyone do aerobics or a workout in their own pool? I'm trying to add to my laps some other exercises... Thoughts, ideas?
Thursday, August 17, 2006, 9:52 AM
I've been doing Aquasize for over 2 years now 2 x a week. It is my FAVORITE! There are lots of things you can do to increase the difficulty of your work out if needed. I put elastics or resistance bands around my akles (they can be used while doing jacks or cross country in the water & should be available at your pool) You can also get a pair of webbed gloves that create greater reisitance when doing upper body exercises! I do a combo of shallow water classes and deep water classes. Try both and see which you like best!
Thursday, September 21, 2006, 3:13 PM
here's a question about pool sanitation:
does the water in these public pools get changed daily? or is it the chemical cocktail that keeps them free of germs? i have always been hesitant to use the public pool/gym pool because of this question. but i have not ever asked at any facility-i think it's a strange worry...but, still, i worry about this.
Thursday, September 21, 2006, 3:23 PM
No, water is not changed daily, but there are lots of public health standards in most places requiring filtering and checking the water frequently and yes, adding lots of chemicals to keep it to safe standards. Still, it can get overwhelmed with too much bacteria and if testing is not done to standards there can be problems. I think it's best not to go just after there have been tons of kids in the pools, just my preference. Still, the benefits outweigh the chemicals for me. In some places there are private pools that use bromine instead of chlorine, much easier on the skin and the sinuses.
Friday, September 22, 2006, 5:53 AM
How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight
How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer
How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources
Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner
How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition
New Diet and Fitness Articles:
Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program
Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:
Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule
Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions
Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?
Everyday Weight Loss Tips
How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge
Introducing The PEERtrainer Cheat System
How To Speed Up Weight Loss
How To Get Motivation To Lose Weight
Weight Watchers: The New Science!
3 Myths About Weight Loss With JJ Virgin
Related Article :
New PEERtrainer Articles :
Why Green Tea Helps You Lose Weight
How To Lose A Lot Of Weight, Fast
5 Things You Must Know Before Doing A Cleanse
New: How To Build Muscle
What Is The Best Kind Of Protein Powder?
The Master Cleanse
Will Removing Gluten From Your Diet Help You Lose Weight?
How To Obliterate Your Limitations
How To Get The Motivation To Exercise
How To Stop Feeling Tired
Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Super Immunity Diet
The PEERtrainer Diet
Is Portion Control Keeping You Fat?
The Ultimate Guide To Dietary Fiber
P90X? Do Burst Training Instead
Weight Watchers Points Changes For 2012
Can Diet Soda Cause You To GAIN Weight?
©2017 PEERtrainer, Inc.