About Aquatics

Vertical Water Exercise, Swimming, Water Walking, Ai Chi, Aqua Yoga, AquaStretch™, WATSU

Why Exercise in the Water ?

Benefits of Water Exercise

  • Improve muscle strength & endurance, flexibility, posture and balance
  • Increase aerobic fitness levels
  • Enhance circulation
  • Reduce swelling and pain
  • Improve ability to control and maintain healthy weight
  • Release stress, tension and fatigue

Water Exercise Differs from Land Exercise

  • Buoyancy – The water’s buoyancy allows you to do many exercises that are
    difficult on land. Exercise impact is reduced in relation to the depth of the water.
    Suspended, deep-water exercise is non-impact.
  • Resistance – There is continual resistance to every move you make under the
    water. The water offers more resistance than when you exercise on land, even
    without adding aquatic equipment.
  • Heart Rate – The properties of water alter the heart rate response during
    exercise; heart rates are generally lower when exercising in water than when
    exercising on land. You can actually work harder, longer and increase your
    caloric burn.
  • Reduces Swelling – Submersion in water helps reduce edema (swelling caused
    by excess fluid trapped in the body’s tissues.) This can be especially beneficial
    to pregnant women, individuals with injuries or post-surgery, and those with joint
    considerations, such as arthritis.

Many of these benefits are available just from being in the water.

Fit over Forty offers classes in Vertical Water Exercise, Swimming, Water Walking, Ai Chi, Aqua Yoga,

And individual sessions of AquaStretch™, WATSU, Medical Exercise Training/ Pre/Post Rehab Conditioning/Personal Training