It is no surprise that physical fitness and getting healthy are one of the top New Year’s resolutions every January. If you have a pool in your home or yard you have all the equipment you need to start a fabulous workout routine to help you accomplish those New Year’s goals.
What Makes the Pool Such a Great Gym?
1. Pool Fitness is Versatile
Exercise in a pool is not just limited to swimming laps anymore. There are many many many different exercise routines you can perform in a pool. For example: water aerobics, water sports such as water polo, synchronized swimming, weight lifting, diving, and even yoga on a paddle board.
2. Pool Fitness is Great for Most People
Not only is there a vast array of fun workouts you can do in a pool it is also great for a variety of body and fitness types/levels. Working out in the water takes pressure off of joints making it great for those that need lower impact exercise. The great thing about working out in a pool is you don’t sacrifice the effectiveness of a high intensity workout.
3. Pool Fitness is Highly Effective
In just a half hour session of water aerobics you can burn between 145 and 380 calories depending upon your weight and level of intensity. The water provides a built in resistance offering a higher intensity to exercise without being harsh on your body. Any exercise is also automatically turned into a full body exercise when you are immersed under water.
4. Get Fit and Reduce Stress at the Same Time
Very few of us could say that we couldn’t stand to benefit from some more stress relieving activities. Swimming is one of the best stress relieving activities out there. There is something about a pool that immediately melts away worries and takes you to another place; the blue color therapy of the water, the methodic rhythm of swimming, and the increased blood flow all throughout your body all contribute to a reduction in stress levels.
5. Pool Fitness is Fun
The best way to stick with a fitness routine is to truly love what you are doing. An activity that has you wanting to come back and do it again is much easier to commit to that one that you feel is beneficial and should be disciplined into you. If you like the water you will be able to find a pool workout that best fits your style to fall in love with and keep you interested and wanting to exercise.
Make Sure to Keep Your Pool in Top Shape
When you fall in love with working out in your pool and the results you begin to see from one of the best workouts you can do; you will no doubt be in the pool more often than before. Make sure you are keeping up with your pool cleaning and maintenance so that you can continue to enjoy your pool workouts. The team at EverClear Pool can keep your pool functioning in peak condition to keep you in peak condition.
Don Reinhard has been a Havasu City resident for several years and loves the sun and warmth of this area. He has brought both of these together being in the pool industry. Call him today for quotes on pool and spa maintenance and service.