There is no doubt that summer is sneaking up fast. For Houstonians, it can feel like summer is already here on some days. So, if you are still working on that summer figure, there is a great way to keep up your fitness regimen and still enjoy your pool. Water exercises are perfect for working those muscles. The water provides resistance while still keeping you cool during your workout. Additionally, the buoyancy of the water gives you allows for comfort in your joints. You don’t have to join a gym or get a personal trainer. Stay in the comfort of your own home and your own pool to keep up with that workout plan.
History of Water Aerobics
Many people have been using water for healing benefits for thousands of years. As early as 2400 BC, people have been using immersion in water as healing and even religious methods. Greeks, Romans, and the English have a long history of using water therapy. While taking a bath fell out of fashion for a while in the fifth century, using water for medicine came back around the 1700s.
Today, people use water aerobics as a form of exercise. It became popular in the 1970s and 80s. Not only does swimming in your pool feel refreshing on a hot summer day, but it also provides adequate exercise to your whole body. Your joints will not suffer the same harsh impact in a pool as they would on a treadmill or a track. Working out in the water as low as your waist will help work just about every single muscle in your body. This is particularly great as a cardiovascular workout. Stop stressing yourself with getting to the gym or throwing money away on a personal trainer. Water aerobics can be done right in your own pool. When you are done with your workout, you can relax and cool off without ever having to leave your poolside.
Exercise Safely in a Freshly Renovated Pool
With any type of exercise, it is important to remain safe. Whether you are at the gym or in your own home, it is important to make sure your equipment is safe to handle. Your pool should be no different. Making sure your pool is clean, and void of any cracks and leaks is a priority for pool safety. You do not want to be in the middle of your workout only to injure yourself or your pool spring a massive leak in your yard. JR Pool Plastering and Texas Gunite Ltd. will be happy to renovate your pool to ensure it is safe for you and your whole family to exercise in. Add a tanning ledge or a shallow play area for young children and pets while you are at it. You can have a whole new pool area for both relaxation and exercise.