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6 Movements in Water Aerobics for Greater Hip Flexibility
by Laurie Denomme, Kinesiologist, Aquatics Instructor

Tight hips can lead to shoulder, knee, and even back pain. The great news is a few simple exercises can strengthen and stretch those hips in no time.

Make a Splash into Aqua Aerobics for Women's Wellness
by Laurie Denomme, Kinesiologist, Aquatics Instructor

Are you new to water aerobics, wondering about the benefits, or want some tips on how to get the most out of your water aerobics workout?

ARTICLES AND WATER EXERCISE VIDEOS

Improve Core Strength with Water Exercise

A lot of emphasis is commonly put on core strength both for aesthetics and also for injury prevention, but what is your core? The term core is referring to your abdominal muscles which consists of your rectus abdominis, internal obliques, external obliques and transverse abdominis. Many are familiar with your rectus abdominis because this is your “six-pack muscle” and is visible to the human eye. […]


Overcome Knee Pain with Aerobics

Knee pain is a common ailment that plagues people of all ages and can occur for a variety of reasons. Knee pain can occur due to an acute injury, overuse, or an underlying condition, such as arthritis. If you are experiencing knee pain, it is important for you to differentiate if your pain is acute or chronic in nature. Typically, acute pain is characterized by pain that is less than 3 months in duration, versus chronic pain which is greater than 3 months. […]


Overcome Arthritis with Water Exercise

What is Arthritis? Arthritis refers to inflammation or stiffness at a joint. There are many different types of arthritis but one of the most common types is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage, which is located at the ends of bones and provides cushion between two bones, starts to wear away. If this cushion is not there the two bones start to rub against each other which can result in: pain, swelling, and stiffness. This is very common with the aging process but many assume there is no solution for their knee and back pain. […]


Improve Balance with Water Exercise

One way to improve our balance is to strengthen the muscles of our legs, hip and core in order to keep us strong and in an upright position. A pool is a great place to work on strengthening these muscles, especially for more senior adults. It is a perfect place because the water helps to support your body and therefore makes it easier to move. […]


Diabetes Self Care

Take charge of your health! You can safely manage or lower the risk of developing diabetes by making healthy changes like these:

Get enough fiber. Choose foods high in fiber like whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, beans, nuts and oats. Fiber helps slow down the absorption of sugar in thefoods you eat. […]


Diabetes And The Benefits of Water Exercise

Diabetes is a diagnosis all too many know. Successful management of this disease requires healthy living habits which commonly includes exercise. Exercising in water has many positive benefits for someone with diabetes. Water has unique properties which make it an attractive way for many people to exercise. Once in the water, these participants can achieve peace of mind because the pressure of the water will help to keep them upright. […]


Water Exercise For Weight Loss

Water exercise is the perfect way to get slim and lose weight with low impact to the body. Exercising in the pool is easy on the body. You can burn calories, reduce fat and lose weight at the same rate as working out on land but with less pain and discomfort. Here are 4 easy water exercises that will help you lose weight: 1. FORWARD AND BACK – Toes Pointed Forward a. Start with right foot forward, left foot back […]


Water Exercise To Relieve Back Pain

If your back pain is a result of inactivity, stiffness or muscle strain, it is best to get moving. Although your first instinct might be to rest, researchers confirm the importance of staying active for a healthy back. SINGLE LEG BALANCE REACH And the 3 movements to try: (1) Stand on one leg. If needed hold the pool wall for better balance. (2). Swing the suspended leg font to back in a range that feels good. Repeat 5-10x. […]


Water Exercise for Better Balance
by Laurie Denomme

Having the ability to control the motion is what allows us to find and keep our balance. And we can’t control the motion unless our core and leg muscles are strong. To strengthen both our core and our legs, we’re going to add speed in all 6 natural directions. […]


Better Balance Begins in the Pool
by Laurie Denomme

Do you look down when you’re walking in unknown territory? Do you shuffle your feet to steady yourself with every step? The good news? You can crush your fear of falling by taking your balance program from dry land to the pool. […]


Water Aerobics Natural Neck Exercises to Help with Neck Pain
by Laurie Denomme

If you’ve ever experienced neck pain or stiffness, you’ve likely tried some sort of traditional rotation exercise, such a simple side to side neck rotation. To fully address neck pain, stiffness and weakness, we also need to include exercises that mimic some everyday activities. […]


Water Aerobics Workout Video: Burn Calories Fast
by Laurie Denomme

Jogging and jumping jacks are popular exercises for water aerobics. These exercises can be used together to create a simple, yet effective total body workout. Watch the video to see how to use the water to burn more calories. Know your working effort and you will be on your way to melting more calories and boosting heart health. […]


Give Your Hips a Hand: 6 Movements in Water Aerobics for Greater Hip Flexibility
by Laurie Denomme

Many of you learned this song as a child: The hip bone's connected to the back bone/The back bone's connected to shoulder bone/The shoulder bone's connected to the arm bone, but have you ever thought about using your hands to train your hips? The great news is a few simple exercises can strengthen and stretch those hips in no time. […]


Make a Splash into Water Aerobics & Aqua Aerobics
by Laurie Denomme

Are you new to water aerobics, wondering about the benefits, or want some tips on how to get the most out of your current water aerobics workout? […]


Slimming Swimsuit Design Tricks for Aquatic Workouts

Do you want to look and feel your best during water conditioning programs? Luckily, designers are customizing unique styles with little extras that address common physical concerns for all ages. […]


Slimming Swimsuit Design Tricks for Aquatic Workouts

Do you want to look and feel your best during water conditioning programs? Luckily, designers are customizing unique styles with little extras that address common physical concerns for all ages. […]


What Are The Benefits of Water Aerobics

A common misconception is that water aerobics are low-intensity workouts appropriate just for pregnant women and elderly individuals. In reality, various class formats including kickboxing, spin, step, tai chi, yoga, and Zumba offer […]


Supportive Plus-Size Swimwear For Aquatic Activities

The best swimsuits for various aquatic fitness activities like rigorous exercise and training routines, lap swimming, and water aerobics provide comfort, support, and performance. Chlorine resistance makes active swimandsweat suits last longer, […]


Why Chlorine Resistant Swimwear Is Essential To Water Fitness

Well, if you’ve started a water fitness class, like water aerobics, in a conventional spandex swimsuit, you probably know how quickly that swimsuit bit the dust. Literally, chlorine eats away at spandex and Lycra® found in conventional swimwear […]


4 Pool Exercises You can Slim In

Is your pool workout lacking something? There are only so many pool cardio exercises that you can do before incorporating toning exercises into your water workout routine. In this three part series, we will explore various exercises that target […]


10 Tips To Make Your Swimsuit Last Longer

Do your swimsuits fall apart after a month or so? If you're wearing your swimsuit in chlorinated water on a regular basis, there are a few things you can do to make your swimsuits last longer. Extending the life of your new swimsuit […]


It's All About Arm Exercises For Water Fitness

Adding targeted exercises into your water workout is a great way to tone your arms. Sure many cardio movements help to tone your body, but surprisingly those movements do not tone all of your arm muscles. n part two of our exercise […]


The Truth About Chlorine Resistance

Adding targeted exercises into your water workout is a great way to tone your arms. Sure many cardio movements help to tone your body, but surprisingly those movements do not tone all of your arm muscles. n part two of our exercise […]


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