Friday, May 3, 2013

Aquatic Fitness

Aquatic fitness is any healthy activity performed in water. The use of water for fitness is not new but it has many benefits. Water provides a cushion, to keep impact to a minimum. It is soothing and relaxing. Water also maintains our body temperature as we perform high heart rate exercises.
Water allows movement for those with orthopedic limitations that could not be performed safely on land. Here are a few aquatic ideas to discover how water can best enhance your wellness.

1. Aquatic cross training (land and water exercises intervals)
2. Deep water lunging
3. Laps without using arms
4. Laps without using legs
5. Speed strokes
6. Butterfly laps
7. Water yoga
8. Water Tai Chi
9. Water Pilates
10. Surface diving drills

Marc D. Thompson BS,VPT is a national innovator of on-line virtual training and group instruction (via Skype). Thompson has 25-years of experience as a fitness trainer and personal coach focusing on medicine and exercise physiology. He has dedicated his life to isolating the physical strengths and weaknesses of each client and matching them with a multitude of fitness disciplines to improve their physical, mental and psychological well-being.

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