"We believe that it’s not enough just to learn to swim, we want to inspire our swimmers to love the water."
Aqua Aerobic Classes
If traditional fitness exercises leave you bruised, battered or just bored, Aqualife’s Aqua Aerobics classes are the perfect way to get fit in a fun, safe environment.
Aqua aerobics is an addictive instructor-led workout for the whole body that uses the resistance of water to burn fat, strengthen your muscles, increase endurance and get your heart and lungs going.
Aqua aerobics is a great workout for all fitness levels. Seniors, arthritis sufferers, pregnant women and injured athletes all benefit greatly from water-based workouts. Because you’re 90% lighter in water there’s less strain on your joints and muscle, and less risk of injury.
Benefits of Aqua Aerobics
Aqua aerobics is a form of exercise which provides cardiovascular conditioning, increasing your pulse and your breathing rate. The term "aerobic" actually means "with oxygen". This means that your breathing controls the amount of oxygen that reaches your muscles to help them move and burn stored fuel.
Aqua aerobics is similar to a normal aerobics class, but since it's done in the water, it places less strain on your joints.
Aqua aerobics also helps to strengthen the body because the water offers resistance. The resistance exerted by water applies in both directions, too, as you push and pull against it. This means that each movement you make works two opposing muscle groups, not just one, as is the case when you work against gravity. Same effort: double the benefit.
Aqua aerobics is a beneficial all-over workout with a lower risk of injury than its land-based equivalent.
During your Aqua Aerobics class you WILL:
burn calories and lose weight
work all the major muscle groups
tone your muscles
improve your balance and co-ordination
support people with mobility problems
support people with physical restrictions
relieve stress: the water massages you and the feeling of weightlessness can be very enjoyable.
If you're pregnant, aqua aerobics is good for both your physical and mental health. As an added bonus, the water helps support the weight of your growing bump, helping to take pressure off your back, and reducing lower-back pain.
All our instructors are also Aqua Natal trained so can adapt exercises to your needs.
As always, if you have any health concerns or a heart condition, check with your GP before taking up any new form of exercise. If you are overweight and just beginning exercise, the advantage of aqua aerobics is that the water supports your weight, so you can achieve much more in the water.