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Water aerobics

Does anyone do water aerobics and does it work? Have you seen weight loss equal to walking/running/elliptical? How many calories are spent doing water aerobics? The reason I ask all these questions is when I do water aerobics I breathe hard but do not sweat at all, is this right?

Thu. Jun 14, 7:11pm

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anyone?

Friday, June 15, 2007, 9:48 AM

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Here's my experience: I lost the majority of my weight, the first 70 pounds, doing nothing but water aerobics for exercise. At some point though, things slowed down and I found that I needed to add weight training and on land cardio to keep momentum up. That said, I think that it's a great place to start! You do actually sweat in the water, but the temperature keeps you more comfortable, plus, you're wet. How would you know if you're sweating? lol The main problem I see people have with water aerobics (I eventually taught classes for a couple years) is that they are so comfy in the water that they don't push as hard, so as long as you are focused and really working to your limits, you can do almost everything in water that you can on land for your fitness level.

Friday, June 15, 2007, 11:17 AM

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Thank you so much for the response. It was just the kind of response I needed.

Friday, June 15, 2007, 3:36 PM

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not the original op, but thank you. I too am thinking of taking a aquafit class and wasnt sure it was a strong exercise.

Friday, June 15, 2007, 7:43 PM

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11:17 poster again: You are welcome! Glad to hear that was helpful. The one caveat I would make to recommending water aerobics is if you have problems with your bone density, you NEED to weight train as well. Due to the low gravity being in the water brings (great for your joints!), it doesn't help keep bone mass up well.

Saturday, June 16, 2007, 12:41 PM

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I also whole-heartedly recommend aqua aerobics. I got much better results when I added two classes a week to my cardio. I am getting more toned, the lean look (like a swimmer!) It's fun, and a great workout. Good luck!

Saturday, June 16, 2007, 7:52 PM

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I do water aerobics because I have arthritis in my knees. It is easier on the joints and because you stay cool, it's more fun. I do admit that I have to remember to take it up a notch and get my breathing heavier to get a better workout. I also do some pillates and weights along with the water aerobics. I haven't been working on the diet and exercise together long enough to know if it is a great workout for losing weight, though I am losing. However, I have noticed added strength in my quads that I have been working toward.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007, 1:09 AM

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007, 7:44 PM

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Are you kidding me with the SPAM??

Tuesday, June 19, 2007, 8:19 PM

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I know! That person has spammed AT LEAST 2 threads already. I wish there was a way to report just a single post and not the whole thread.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007, 9:08 PM

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Water Aerobics

I started water aerobics 2 days a week 6 weeks ago. I really have't changed my diet much but I have been quite sedentary for around 10 years. I have 2 pair of pants that have been sitting in my closet for a few years that I could not get buttoned. Well, I tried them on a few days ago and they fit and I am elated! I was feeling like, while the water exercises are fun and my group is a very friendly group of about 16 people (men & women), and I do love the social connections, I thought it wasn't doing much. I haven't been on the scales and don't know how much I've lost, but, I know I've lost at least a few inches!! The last thing I'd like to say is, when I do the water aerobics, since it is in the water and not as hard as on land, I engage my muscles as much as possible. Good Luck!!

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Friday, July 27, 2012, 11:02 AM

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thank u every one, this has been very helpful for me.... god bless u all.

Friday, July 27, 2012, 2:10 PM

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water aerobics

I, too, have lost inches (more so than pounds). In addition to the 50 minute water aerobics class, I do some lap swimming. It is a slow pace and I focus on the long reach with freestyle and the power kick with breaststroke. Since June 11th, when I started at the pool, I've lost 10 inches. It feels great. The lap swimming also has strengthened the muscles around my kneecap.

Monday, July 30, 2012, 11:58 AM

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Like the others, I like water aerobics, and have found the workout effective, with the caution that you must work the water! If you use it as resistance instead of just floating into the moves, you will be pleased with the results! The big problem for me is that being in the cool water makes me very hungry instead of suppressing my appetite like other cardio does. I solved that by taking classes just before mealtimes, when I could legitimately eat.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 10:07 PM

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Glad I found this thread. There is an aquafit class starting next month and I was thinking of adding it to my workouts. I run MWF and the aquafit class is on T and Th during my lunch hour. I would have to go back to work with wet hair on T and Th and couldn't decide if it was worth it, now I think I will give it a try. It is only a 30 min. class but I think if I push it, I should be able to make it work for me.

Friday, August 24, 2012, 5:45 PM

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GREAT exercise!!

Friday, August 24, 2012, 5:49 PM

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