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Aquatic Water Exercise & Therapy Benefits


Aqua exercise has been a popular way of keeping fit for years, particularly for people with certain health problems, those recovering from injury or the elderly. There is also a growing trend to extend its appeal to younger fitness enthusiasts and to healthy baby boomers, with pools, gyms, and other facilities offering state of the art specialized equipment such as the Aqquatix bike and treadmill. An increasing number of classes with topics such as Water Boxing, Aqua Step, Pilate’s and Yoga can be incorporated in a program with our equipment for optimal fitness success. As a result, aqua exercise has the potential to appeal to a wider range of people than ever, and regardless of your fitness level there's a good chance you’ll enjoy your new liquid gym!


  • Exercising in the swimming pool burns a high number of calories during and after a workout.
  • Renews your energy level as it releases your stress and tension.
  • The water environment offers privacy. If you hate the idea of jumping around a room full of people in tight gym clothes, exercising under water is a great alternative.
  • Exercising in water requires you to support only 20% to 50% of your body weight, making exercises easier to perform.
  • Our specialized treadmill and bike provide increased variety, level of fitness and compliance.
  • The water’s buoyancy lowers the risks of stress-related injuries especially in joints and allows muscles to work their full range of motion. Land exercises definitely do not have that advantage.
  • The water’s resistance against your movements results in a higher workout intensity compared to land exercises, working pairs of muscles.
  • A massaging effect is created when your muscles are surrounded by water.
  • With indoor pools, it’s a great year-round activity; although in the hotter months it’s one of the best ways to get a total body workout without overheating.
  • You’ll come out of the water looking fresher and smelling nicer than many other exercise classes: no sweat, and no wet hair!

Water exercise is commonly advocated for people with the following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Joint problems
  • MS
  • Soft-tissue injury
  • Cardiac patients
  • Obesity

However the latest trend in America suggests that people without medical conditions, and all ages are looking to the water for fluid fitness!!


Just being in the water causes you to exercise. Every move you make in the water has to be deliberate to resist the continual pressure of the water on your body.

Water Resistance

Because the water is a thicker medium than air, by moving in the water the amount of resistance from the water can range from 4 to 44 times that of air. Using the resistance of the water in exercise is like exercising with weights or machines on land, but safer.


In chest deep water, approximately 90% of your body weight is buoyant, therefore you really are bearing only 10% of your weight when you exercise. Exercise in the water is much safer and your joints and muscles are virtually stress-free.

Water Temperature

The water temperature is the same all year long. You do not need to contend with the variability of the elements; heat, cold, rain, snow, wind etc.

Cooling Effect

Because of your constant movement in the water, cool water is continually moving around you, washing away your sweat and cooling you while you are exercising. You never feel over- heated and sweaty.

Massaging Effect

The hydrostatic pressure of the water on your body, joints, muscles and internal organs, massages and comforts all parts your body while you exercise. You never feel fatigued.


Because aquatic exercise is a low impact exercise and it is great for people suffering from joint problems or issues with weight. When you work out in the water you get a total body workout and a fast way to improve general strength, stamina, and cardiovascular fitness.

Cardiovascular benefits include the strengthening of the heart muscles a lower heart rate, and improvement of oxygen delivery to muscles.

As a regular physical activity, aquatic exercise can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

 The pressure provided by the water helps to stimulate circulation and also provides additional resistance to train against.

Swimming provides effective weight management, depending on your weight, 100-200 lbs, you could burn an average of 250-520 calories in a half an hour of swimming.  

Water Aerobics or aquatic fitness (exercises performed in a vertical position in either shallow or deep water), can burn between 400 and 500 calories in one hour.

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