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Water exercises offer great health benefits. Here are some of the best benefits of water exercises and some exercises you can try.
It’s a well-known fact that regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but did you know that new studies reveal that we may be underestimating how important it really is? Recent data suggests that being unfit can actually be even more harmful to your health than smoking.
But sticking to an exercise routine can be difficult. Often, it’s hard to find a workout that is both enjoyable and beneficial. If you've been searching for the ideal fitness regimen to no end, your luck may be about to change.
Have you heard of Aqua Body Strong™ water training? It's not the slow-motion water aerobics your grandma did, but a fun fitness program that brings traditional land classes like Yoga, HIIT, Pilates, and Bootcamp to the water on a floating fitness mat.
Read on to learn more about the benefits of Aqua Body Strong™ (ABS™) water exercises, and to get excited about your new favorite workout.
1. ABS™ Water Exercises Target the Same Muscle Groups as Traditional Gym Workouts
From squats and glute bridges to burpees and even sun salutations, you can do all your go-to exercises during an ABS™water workout. Squats and bridges will target your glutes, while sun salutations will help strengthen and lengthen your hamstrings. Burpees will you give a great all-around cardio and strength boost.
2. ABS™ Water Workouts Are Great for Strengthening Your Core
It’s the rare gym rat that likes doing endless sit-ups and planks. With ABS™ water workouts, your core is always active and engaged - it’s our body’s natural response mechanism that stops us from falling or slipping when we encounter instability.
This natural response mechanism is called core stability, which is defined as the coordinated effort of the deep muscles of the trunk, pelvis, hips, abdominal muscles and small muscles along the spinal column to contract together to create the force used to hold the spinal column in alignment. When exercising on the Aqua Body Strong™ floating fitness mat your core stabilizing muscles naturally engage to keep you on the board. Even during the simplest of exercises, like sitting on the board, you will feel your core muscles working.
3. Water is Great for Your Mental Health
Do you feel like you're always chasing that post-workout bliss feeling? With water exercise, you can experience that peaceful feeling during your workout, too. Studies have shown water-based exercises can decrease anxiety and improve your mood.
4. ABS™ Water Workouts Are Gentle on Your Body
We're not saying that water workouts aren't challenging. Rather, exercises performed on the Aqua Body Strong™ water fitness board puts less stress on your joints, bones, and tendons than regular land-based exercises, after all, you are running, jumping, planking and squatting on a board filled with air that sits atop the water. There’s virtually no shock factor on your joints, and in fact, ABS™ water workouts help to increase strength in key joints making them more robust, agile and strong.
5. Exercising Atop Water Eliminates Fear of Falling Resulting In Improved Performance
If you lose your balance while performing an exercise at the gym or park and fall, you could end up with serious injuries. But when you're exercising on top of the Aqua Body Strong™ board in a pool, lake or marina, you always have a safe place to fall. This allows you to push a bit further to improve your flexibility, range of motion and form. Heck, sometimes when we’re hot, we even “fall off” on purpose.
Experience the Benefits of ABS™ Water Exercises with a Top Fitness Company
As with any piece of fitness equipment and class, your members’ experience with water fitness mats depends on the company you choose. Your water fitness mats should be of commercial grade quality, have 4 points of tethering, a non-slip deck and be made of a double layer of PVC throughout. The company should also provide top rate certification training.
Aqua Body Strong™ provides the best water board workout experience for everyone. We are committed to creating unique fitness products, purposeful workouts and joyful experiences that promote good health, positive self-identity and community.
Contact us to learn more about water fitness board and workout classes. You can also read our blog to learn more about what makes our water workouts so special. We're glad to offer a wealth of knowledge on this unique fitness product and workout.