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Swimming is great exercise, but so is pool-lates, water aerobics, and other activities you can incorporate into your exercise regimen.
You Will Need
- Water weights (optional)
- Pool noodle (optional)
March in place
March or walk in place in the water. Keep your back straight and your feet flat and walk both backwards and forwards.
Do jumping jacks
Do jumping jacks. Plant your feet flat on the pool's floor and relax your arms at your sides. Jump up and spread your legs outward while lifting your outstretched arms upward.
Use a kickboard
Use a kickboard. Hold one end of the kickboard with the hand of an extended arm and the other end with the hand of your other arm, held close to your body. Then move the kickboard from side to side, creating resistance against the water. Do this 12 to 15 times.
Work your legs
Work your legs by holding the side of the pool and standing on one leg while stretching the other leg out in front of you. Bring the stretched knee close to your chest and then return it to its starting position while stretching out the other. Repeat this exercise 12 to 15 times.
Relax by floating. Let go of your body and let it float on the surface of the water. This will help relax your muscles and get you ready for your next aqua workout session.