How has Water Exercise improved YOUR life?
I feel like when I swim I just have a more restful sleep. So getting out there and kind of making friends, and then I get a good night's rest -- it's definitely a win.
I try to take [classes] with different teachers because it helps you with different muscle areas. You get to enjoy the water, you are also having fun with the people around you.
The class that I enjoy teaching the most is Aqua Zumba. Even if you have physical disabilities such as hip or back problems, or osteoporosis, you can take this class without any problems.
I enjoy the water and I love the flexibility, I'm able to use my joints better, they feel better. That's how it has improved my life: I'm much more flexible.
I do Aqua Zumba because it makes me feel good, because I have arthritis and osteoporosis. Water exercises have helped me immensely with alleviating the pain.
I went to Florida, I did [water exercises] in the pool there, and I loved it. I love doing the classes because I get to work on my strength training, flexibility and stamina.
I have a condition called lymphedema in my lower extremities — and water is a natural compression, which is something people use to treat lymphedema.
It’s less stress on my muscles and on my joints. It gives me a chance to build strength while I meet resistance with the water, and I absolutely love that.
I always do a solo thing. I just like to go there and swim, and be in my zone. If I can at least get a mile in, that’s usually my favorite thing to do.
I just wanted something different than a normal gym or a treadmill. It was just a little boring for me. Once you jump in the water it really wakes you up a little bit.