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Lose weight with aqua classes

By Tracy Dye

If you want to slim down, consider diving into some water-based fitness classes. Taking your exercise routine to the pool can burn just as many calories as land-based exercises with less effort, less risk of injury and a bevy of unique workout options. Get ready to make a splash by checking out four reasons to take your fitness to the pool.

  1. Aqua classes accept all levels of fitness

By moving programs like Pilates, yoga, barre and dance into the water, you can reap the benefits of advanced exercises even if you are a complete novice. The support and resistance of an aquatic environment allows participants to perform exercise movements that they may not be able to accomplish on land.

  1. Injury prevention and recovery

Research has shown that exercising in the water is a great choice for injury prevention as well as recovery from injury or chronic pain. By choosing aqua classes as an alternative ﹘﹘ or an addition to ﹘﹘ land-based classes, you don’t have to worry about your fitness routine getting sidelined.

  1. Strength training

Weight lifting isn’t the only way to tone up. Thanks to the natural resistance created by an aquatic environment, every single movement you make is a strengthening motion. For example, if you perform a bicep curl in the water, you automatically work your tricep as well; a leg lift would strengthen both the inner and outer thigh.

  1. More calories, less effort

According to the American Exercise Association, aquatic exercises can deliver a calorie-blasting workout that won’t leave you feeling exhausted. The cooling effect of water coupled with its natural resistance allows you to work harder without feeling exhausted.

Get started

Haven on the Lake has a broad menu of aqua classes inspired by rejuvenating modalities like Pilates, yoga, tai chi and more. A truly unique experience can also be found in LaBlast Splash ﹘﹘ a dance-based class featuring moves from Dancing with the Stars ﹘﹘ or at Haven Aqua Welcome, where you will have the opportunity to sample various programs and try out innovative aqua equipment, such as Hydro Rider bikes, Aqua Pole and more.

Learn more details about all of Haven’s aqua classes here. Check out a full list of mind body movement classes here or call 410-715-3020 for more information. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up with the latest happenings.


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