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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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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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absolutely water aerobics are great--since there is no load on your feet

also putting the right water into you
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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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