Every type of exercise has its selling points. But swimming is unlike any other aerobic workout in a few important ways. First, the fact that you’re submerged in water means your bones and muscles are somewhat unshackled from the constraints of gravity, says Hirofumi Tanaka, a professor of kinesiology and director of the Cardiovascular Aging Research Lab at the University of Texas. This makes swimming the ideal exercise for people with osteoarthritis, for whom weight-bearing
Monday, November 30, 2015 Childhood obesity is a chronic disease that has become a worldwide epidemic (WHO, 2010; Biro, 2010; Temple, 2014) and as a result, many of these obese children are acquiring severe medical problems prior to reaching adulthood. Multiple complications are associated with childhood obesity including: cardiovascular diseases, digestive diseases, respiratory diseases and even psychological disorders such as depression (Biro, 2010). Frequently, children wh
What the aquatics industry stands to gain from teaching people about water immersion's health benefits. Never before has there been a better opportunity for the industry to capitalize on the health benefits water fitness provides. As Baby Boomers age, they are looking for exercises to stay active without putting extra strain on their joints. At the same time, Millennials seem more health conscious at an earlier age than their predecessors. Around the world, wellness represent
Written on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 by Matthew Hersh Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that primarily affects the joints of the body. The immune system, which is responsible for attacking foreign substances such as bacteria and viruses, mistakenly attacks the joints of the body. (April Chang-Miller, 2014). The inability of the body to recognize its own healthy tissue will cause severe inflammation around the joints that eventually deteriorates surrounding
There are a number of factors to consider if you want to get the best out of yourself as well as your class participants. Why are some instructors popular with members, while others have trouble establishing credibility or respect? Whether you’ve been teaching for 10 months or 10 years, the challenge as a fitness instructor is to aim to be the best you can be. In order to win over clients and consistently provide the best workouts, we must consider our delivery, evolve our me
Hello All! May 10th we will be presenting at the International Aquatic Fitness Conference! It's being held at the Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf and Spa Resort. If you are interested in attending, it's not too late! Register here. We have a number of surprises this year including booth coupons for each day AND the demo of our new HYDRORIDER Diamond AquaJump on Wednesday, May 11th! Here is our class schedule while we're there! TUESDAY, MAY 10TH: 8:00AM - 4:00PM - Hydrorider Cer
Posted on February 9, 2015 Why is Aqua Spinning the Next Big Thing? Aqua spinning is a great way to get fit, whilst feeling all the benefits of water-based exercise. It's had rave reviews as one of the best ways to burn calories, tackle cellulite and enhance flexibility. Plus, it's great for general health and wellbeing, with low impact on joints and muscles. We are always keen to investigate the latest health and fitness craze, so what better way to do so than to hold our ve
Water exercise builds cardio, strength, and resistance all while being easy on the joints. While we have a tendency to think that water classes are only for seniors, it’s important to recognize this type of exercise benefits people of all ages looking for a challenging workout! Strength Since water flows in multiple directions, the resistance in the pool can range from 4 to 42 times greater than air, ensuring the body’s muscles get a challenging workout. In fact, a study cond
Yes, those are bicycles in the water. Hydroriders. Made from rust proof, lightweight AISI 316L Marine Stainless Steel - you can can pedal on these stationary bikes while immersed in water.
"When you're outdoors, outside of the pool, you're working a lot with gravity" explains Barbara Howansky, Fitness Director at Avila Retirement Community in Albany. " In the pool you're working with buoyancy which helps the joins with less impact ."
And for seniors, like 71 year old Ray