When it comes to keeping fit, it’s important that you find something that you enjoy – and something that works for you. Our Aquafit classes in Bromsgrove are one of the many ways that you can keep fit here at Altered Images Gym.
A brief history on water exercise
Water exercise originated at least 2000 years ago and way back in the 18th century, spa therapy was considered both fashionable and beneficial. ‘Taking the cure’ (as it was known) was well documented and research today confirms that immersion in mineral or salt water continues to be beneficial.
Early in the last century ‘rest’ was considered the best option following injury or damage to the body. This has changed over the years and therapists recommend the benefits of exercising the whole body to promote healing in a specific area using hydrotherapy. It has also been found that water has a calming effect on the mind as well as being a stimulating influence!
Back in the 80’s – the ‘Jane Fonda Era’ – was the time when fitness instructors working in hot climates, first opted to take their classes into water. Physiologists also suggested swimming as an option for deconditioned people, and for non-swimmers water exercises were found to be more suitable.
What can I expect from a water aerobics class?
Our water exercise classes are led by a fully experienced and professional instructor who will guide you through a fun 45-minute workout. You’ll take part in a short warm-up before engaging in cardiovascular exercises such as twists, kicks, stretches and dances. You’ll also target your core muscles too, through specific balancing exercises.
How can Aquafit classes in Bromsgrove help me?
Our Bromsgrove Aquafit classes can be extremely challenging and use the properties of water such as inertia, leverage, resistance, drag and buoyancy alongside uplifting music. There are many different benefits to water exercise, such as stress relief, weight control and sociability. Aqua classes are beneficial for those who are unable to work in a gravitational environment – land-based classes. Those who struggle with land-based classes will find that the reduced impact on the body when immersed in water makes exercising so much easier, and also more enjoyable. If you’re looking for a workout that pushes your body and strengthens your muscles, Aquafit could be the class for you.
Am I able to take part in water exercises?
A water workout is possibly one of the only exercise that is suitable for the majority of people. It is also ideal for those with arthritis, back rehabilitation, post surgery, and seniors as the exercises can be done at your own pace. With this in mind, you’ll find people of all abilities and fitness levels taking part in Aquafit classes so you may also be keeping fit with elite swimming squads, triathletes, football teams and regular gym-goers.
Using water exercises to rehabilitate
Physiotherapists have long since used water to rehabilitate athletes and coaches regularly immerse their team players in water for recovery sessions. Water exercise has been proven to maintain CV fitness, improve muscular endurance and increase flexibility.
Join Altered Images gym today
To find out more about our Aquafit classes in Bromsgrove then head to our website today. Alternatively, call 01527 874395 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.
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