What’s more refreshing than a dip in the pool after an intense workout or a stressful work day? Or even as a great workout itself during lane swim or AquaFit?
Splashing around in the pool is a lot of fun, especially for the kiddos, but there are also some pretty amazing health benefits that make it the perfect way to stay active!
Stress Reliever – there’s something very calming about diving into the deep end. The sounds of the water, feeling it flow between your toes, working your muscles as you swim back up to the top… going for a swim is a great way to ease your mind and energize your body.
Perfect for All Ages – the fluidity of the water supports approximately 90% of the body, allowing people with sore bodies or achy joints to strengthen their muscles with a much lower risk of injury.
Full-body Workout – swimming strengthens and tones almost every muscle in the body while improving posture, balance, flexibility, as well as heart health. Or if your swim strokes need work, try High-Intensity AquaFit to get the full benefits of a heart-pumping workout in the water.
Muscle Relaxant – heated pools relax your muscles and are perfect for flushing toxins from the body after an intense workout.
Versatile Routine – each swim stroke can engage different muscles in the body, which allows swimmers to mix things up and add a little variety to their routines.
Therapeutic Exercise – swimming increases body awareness as it requires you to engage all of your muscles, which helps children and other non-swimmers learn how to coordinate their limbs in the water.
The list goes on, but these are just some of the reasons why you should consider swapping your running shoes for a swim cap and try out an aquatic workout next time you want to switch things up. Swimming is a great way to stay active, and you can bring the whole family with you! If you aren’t sure where to start, check out our Aquatics programming online or talk to one of our friendly staff members at the welcome desk!
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