Aquafitness is a full-body workout that is carried out in chest-deep water, with or without equipment. Arms, legs, buttocks and torso are trained. Aquafitness increases strength, flexibility and endurance and promotes relaxation. It is ideal for strengthening all muscle groups and is an optimal cardiovascular workout, whereby the joints are spared.
The benefits of water have long been used for therapy after injuries. Aquafitness is now establishing itself more and more in the wellness and fitness area.
Training, prevention and rehabilitation
Aquafitness is the generic term for various types of water sports, such as aqua aerobics, aqua jogging, but also water aerobics. The great advantage of aqua fitness is that ligaments, joints and tendons are processed more gently than is the case with exercises outside of the water.
The density of the water dampens fast movements and makes them flow. The constant resistance of the water also makes the exercises more difficult and thus promotes stamina.
The fun of the element of water and the easy movement options strengthen well-being. And at the same time, the risk of injury is relatively low.
Positive effects for the body
- Tendons, ligaments, joints and spine are spared by the buoyancy in the water.
- Exercising in the water also strengthens our immune system. Water aerobics offers the opportunity to become more flexible, to get fit and to stay fit in a gentle and healthy way.
- The respiratory muscles are trained, the metabolism is stimulated and mobility is improved.
- Training in the water strengthens the cardiovascular system and helps to increase strength and endurance.
- Tightening of the tissue through increased blood circulation.
- As the muscle tone is reduced in the water, the muscles relax - including the often tense abdominal and back muscles.
What to look out for when exercising:
- The water should be hip or chest deep.
- Maintain an upright posture.
- The deeper the water, the more strenuous the movements.
- Advanced users train in depth.
- Optimal training duration: 30 to 45 minutes, preferably two to three times a week.
- It should also be noted that before training in the water, you should have a detailed discussion with your doctor about possible medical risks.