How has Water Exercise improved YOUR life?
I think that fitness has to be fun in order for me to want to do it, and in order for me to motivate other people to do it… [and one of] the good things about aquatic fitness is what happens under the water stays under the water!
Not only has [aqua fitness] improved me as an instructor, I also believe in my heart that it has improved me physically, spiritually and mentally in my own personal journey as I have incorporated water fitness into my own routine.
I have both arthritis in my poor aching feet - and so it doesn't hurt - and I also have asthma, so water classes are really good for that.
The biggest thing I've noticed is all of my numbers have dropped since I've started doing [water fitness] and it's only been a couple of months. So the health benefits are fantastic.
I do Aqua Zumba because it makes me feel good, because I have arthritis and osteoporosis. Water exercises have helped me immensely with alleviating the pain.
I recently started 'Mommy & Me' parent and child water exercise class. We really enjoy it, both my son and I. It definitely helps my back. I don't feel any pressure and I feel like I'm getting a workout at the same time.
The fact that I am 91, had cancer at 32, and i'm still here... I've been going swimming more and more since I'm older. [...] I find that the exercise in the water is one of the best therapies.
I love aqua zumba because it lets me do things I cannot do on land, move in ways I can't on land. [...] I absolutely look forward to my [classes].
It's great because I have a herniated disc in my back. It's low impact, it keeps me limber, and it's just very spiritual and very good for my mind.
I'm a dancer. My favorite dances are ballet and lyrical. I do water zumba with my mom. We really enjoy it. It's just fun, we love the water!
Water is a wonderful place to recover if you have injuries - a lot of shoulder injuries here, people coming on knee replacements, we have a lot of joint issues - this is the place to be!
I teach classes because I was a finalist for my country in the Beijing Olympics but I didn’t make it because of a hamstring injury. […] I wanted to [...] help people achieve their goals no matter the age or injury.
I would go in the pool and not have pain. Since then I got involved in a bariatric program […] I did not have surgery but I’ve lost 25lb. And with that my back pain went away. And I’m really looking forward to trying to walk now.
I have artificial knees so [water fitness] is really low impact, and I have become much stronger and i can do almost anything now.
I love it. I went to my physical and my cholesterol levels have come down, my blood pressure has come down, and I have no more back issues!
I enjoy the water and I love the flexibility, I'm able to use my joints better, they feel better. That's how it has improved my life: I'm much more flexible.
I got involved with water exercise because I have severe arthritis. […] Water exercise keeps me mobile and has really improved my flexibility.
I started taking classes due to some medical issues that wouldn’t allow me to do any impact exercising like running. I started through a friend of mine, and I’ve been hooked ever since.
Running is my primary sport but I’m injured right now so swimming is a really good way to stay in shape and get the cardio I need and feel really good without putting that stress on my joints.
I did try the other classes and when you get older it’s a little harder on your bones. […] I feel wonderful. I try to be here the five days and I feel great that I do.
I feel like when I swim I just have a more restful sleep. So getting out there and kind of making friends, and then I get a good night's rest -- it's definitely a win.
I try to take [classes] with different teachers because it helps you with different muscle areas. You get to enjoy the water, you are also having fun with the people around you.
I have a condition called lymphedema in my lower extremities — and water is a natural compression, which is something people use to treat lymphedema.
It’s less stress on my muscles and on my joints. It gives me a chance to build strength while I meet resistance with the water, and I absolutely love that.
I always do a solo thing. I just like to go there and swim, and be in my zone. If I can at least get a mile in, that’s usually my favorite thing to do.
I just wanted something different than a normal gym or a treadmill. It was just a little boring for me. Once you jump in the water it really wakes you up a little bit.
The class that I enjoy teaching the most is Aqua Zumba. Even if you have physical disabilities such as hip or back problems, or osteoporosis, you can take this class without any problems.