The benefits of water fitness classes are plentiful. At Countryside YMCA we have fitness classes for everyone. Learn more about Water fitness classes.

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Looking for a fun way to stay active that doesn't involve weights or cardio machines? Water fitness may be a great choice for you.

Aquatic fitness is a great way to get your body moving while improving cardiovascular health and building muscle strength. Let's take a closer look at some of the many benefits of water exercise.

Helps Build Cardiovascular Strength

Aquatic fitness is a fun, effective way to build cardiovascular strength. Water pressure adds resistance and improves blood circulation to reduce the strain on your heart. Over time, water fitness can help improve your heart health and reduce your risk of heart disease.

Heart disease is a leading cause of death worldwide, but regular exercise can help reduce your risk and keep your heart healthy as you age.

Water fitness classes help you stay active and achieve your exercise goals. Plus, classes are fun and always changing, so you never get bored with your routine.

Easy on the Joints

Some forms of exercise, like running on a treadmill, can be hard on the joints and the body. Water exercises are low-impact, which makes them ideal for people who suffer from arthritis, mobility issues and degenerative medical conditions.

Being in the water makes you feel weightless, allowing you to move more freely and easily.

The water’s natural buoyancy helps minimize impact, so you can build muscle and cardiovascular strength without putting too much strain on your body.

Burn Calories and Build Muscle Strength

Water aerobics is a great way to burn calories while building muscle strength and endurance. The natural resistance from the water makes workouts more challenging to help you tone and strengthen your muscles while burning more calories.

Some classes use water weights to add even more resistance, amplifying the fat-burning and toning effects of water aerobics.

Water exercises can burn more than 300 calories an hour, depending on your weight and effort. The more calories you burn, the more weight you lose.

May Help Improve Flexibility and Coordination

Water exercise is a great way to improve your flexibility and coordination without the risk of falling and injuring yourself. If you lose your step, that’s okay. The water will catch you and then you can get right back into the splash of things.

Water workouts can help improve flexibility because our joints naturally increase their range of motion when we’re moving in the water. Exercises and movement in the water can help improve your coordination and balance when you’re back on land.

If you’re recovering from an injury or suffer from mobility issues, improved flexibility and coordination can help reduce the risk of reinjury and falls.

Group Classes are a Great Way to Socialize

Water fitness classes are a fun way to socialize while improving your physical health. Socialization plays an important role in your mental health, which ultimately impacts your physical health.

Take a class with a friend or make some new friends while doing something great for your health.

Swim into shape by signing up for Water Fitness classes at Countryside YMCA!