Jul 162009
 

Starting Monday 07/13 all women are invited to join the Ladies Auxiliary each evening, Monday through Thursday for exercising in the pool.  We will start each evening at 6:30 pm and exercise for one hour.  Have you ever considered including water fitness into your exercise routine?  This can be a great way to increase strength, flexibility and cardiovascular health.  Plus, during the months of summer heat, what is a better way to keep cool?

Water has great properties; one of the best for working out is its resistance power.  You can work opposing muscles at the same time.  For example, if you are doing curls underwater, pulling up will work the biceps, while pushing down will build up the triceps.

Another great feature about water is its buoyancy, which is simply the tendency or capacity to remain afloat in a liquid.  It reduces your weight, therefore putting significantly less stress on your joints, bones and muscles.  Compared to other exercises such as running, there is no impact on any of your joints.  It is estimated that body weight is compounded up to five times during the heel strike when running or jogging.  This is avoided in water.  Water fitness requires use of your core as well, that is, utilizing your back, abdominals and oblique’s.  This muscle group is often ignored during other exercises.