3 Ways Aquatic Fitness Makes You Stronger and Healthier

by | Nov 1, 2017 | Blog | 0 comments

  • Are you recovering from, or do you want to avoid surgery?
  • Do you want to get stronger and more energetic?
  • Have you fallen and want to avoid a repeat episode?
  • Is moving painful or limiting your mobility?


I am pleased to announce the introduction of my aquatic fitness and rehab one-on-one services through the JCC Manhattan. Of course, I also offer these services to clients with access to a private pool.


Vertical, water-based exercise (jumping, kicking, running, strength training) offers multiple benefits for any fitness level. To begin with, buoyancy decreases the amount of weight-bearing and impact you feel in your joints. Further, an aquatic environment is beneficial with treating painful and/or chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Equally important, you improve strength and mobility while recovering from surgery.

To put it another way, aquatic exercise can be used to improve fitness, relieve recurring aches and pain, and in rehabilitation settings.


Water-based Exercise and Chronic Conditions

Significantly, water-based exercise is perfect if you live with a chronic condition. Namely, arthritis, (joints, rheumatoid, osteoarthritis arthritis), Diabetes, hypertension, Parkinson’s, scoliosis, and other issues. To emphasize, moving in water challenges your movements, no matter how, or which way you move — safely. (HealthBenefits)


Water-based Exercise and Injuries

Another key point, aquatic workouts relieve lower back pain and orthopedic (knee, hip, shoulder) injuries. Most compelling, pre- or post-habilitation, in conjunction with land-based physical therapy, increases the speed of post-surgery recovery.

In general, water fitness is an ideal activity for your back or balance problems, hip or joint injuries, and knee conditions. (BenefitsWaterExercise)


Water-based Calorie Burn

Surprisingly, you can burn 400 to 500 calories per hour exercising in the water depending on your size and how intense your movements are. Want another bonus? For one thing, when you’re in the water, you won’t even notice that you’re sweating! (MakeASplash)


3 Ways Aquatic Fitness Makes You Stronger and Healthier

If you would like more detail about aquatic fitness and rehab, head over to my in-depth article here: DipIntoFitness


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My name is Jacqueline Gikow. I am an independent, certified Personal Trainer, and National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. Health and wellbeing aren’t about being better than someone else… Instead, they are about being better than you used to be.

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