Swimming is one of the best workouts for anyone looking to be active. Not only is it an amazing cardio workout, but it is also gentle on the joints and great for anyone looking for a restorative activity. However, not everyone is able to swim out in the sea with amazing views, most people will get stuck doing boring laps in the pool.
However, there are actually many other different activities that you can do in the pool like water aerobics and exercises. We have listed some below so that you can try them out on your next visit!
Like all other exercises, it is important that you take the time to warm up to raise your body’s temperature and increase blood flow. This can help to lessen your risk of injury and even reduce the amount of muscle soreness you feel.
One top exercise for warming up is aqua jogging. In fact, this can be a complete class by itself. However, it is an easy warm up that you can do without any type of specialized equipment. All you need to do is move as though you are jogging on land! Water is denser so your muscles will have to work harder than normal, but without any of the impacts of regular jogging.
Heart Rate Increasers
After warming up, these exercises will be the main course of your program.
Aqua jumping jacks are an interesting experience that can help you get into aquatic exercise. Depending on your skill level, you can either do just the footwork or move your arms. This exercise can feel very jarring, but it is great for your coordination with many different variations to accommodate for different levels of fitness.
Tai chi is generally done on land, but it is just as beneficial when done in the pool. You can use the same movements while maintaining a slow and fluid pace. If you need extra help during your practice, you can also use a pool noodle.
Just as it is important for you to warm up, it is just as important that you take the time to cool down. This will help your heart rate return to normal and stretch out the different muscles that you have used.
Here at Aston Gardens At Pelican Marsh, we have many different amenities like a heated swimming pool and senior-equipped fitness center to accommodate the varied interests of our residents. There are options both for people who just want to use the facilities and individuals who are looking to try something new.
We are able to offer these activities and events through our exclusive senior living programs. The main aim is to provide all our residents with activities that they look forward to each day – whether it is fitness activities, opportunities to learn new things, or simply just social events where they can meet other like-minded individuals. We firmly believe that a senior living community is more than just a residential space, it is a place of opportunities for people to make the most out of their golden years.
To find out more about our different amenities, senior living options, and programs, contact us today and our senior living coordinators will get back to you shortly.