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diving into water aerobics

by Heather

Remember how I started going to water aerobics while I was pregnant and loved every single itty bitty minute of it?

Well yesterday I went into the water for the first time since giving birth. Loved-it-again!  But this time for a different reason.

I taught the class!

Yup this girl.

Before teaching I had to get the necessities out of the way… finding a new suit of course. A bikini just didn’t seem appropriate, but finding a one piece that I liked was a challenge, so a 2 piece tankini it was.

Once I had the suit I was set to teach.  Necessities right? 😉 I had my workout and music all planned out for the class I was subbing.

Once there I got the noodles and water dumbbells all set out for class and was ready to go.

You might be thinking to your self… how hard can water aerobics be?  It is lower impact (which means just about anyone can join in – yay more fun!), but that does not mean less of a workout.

Have you thought about doing intervals in the water?  You should.  We did them.  Try running against water, it’s more challenging than you’d think!

Want to get your lift on?  Try resisting the dumbbells from floating up after you press them under water.  Holy shoulders and arms.

Jumping jacks, cross country skiing, bowling, twisting, kicking, punching, hopping… oh there is so much you can do to really get the heart pumping!

I’m so glad I discovered teaching water aerobics and brought back my love for being in the water.  It’s going to be a nice addition to all the higher impact classes I teach + a totally different group of folks to meet.  I love how they are there to keep themselves healthy and active and loving their workout.

Plus it didn’t hurt that they had sweet works to say after class, liked the workout and are they’re looking forward to me coming back next week to teach their class.  They want more torture… even in the water you can torture… and who doesn’t like torture? 😉

Have you ever taken a water aerobics class?  If so, what did you think of it?




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Erica July 11, 2012 - 5:41 am

LOVE! How fun. Getting a new class always rocks. The suit looks adorable

Erika July 11, 2012 - 6:41 am

The only class near me is full of “old ladies” and I would feel a bit out of place – and they teach it at a time I couldn’t make it to anyways. I do like to try and do my own workout when I am in the pool though – talk about resistance!

Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries July 11, 2012 - 8:07 am

how fun! i’ve never tried a water aerobics class, but i’m sure i’d love it since i love being in the water as it is!

Beth B July 11, 2012 - 1:38 pm

I just started water aerobics a couple of months ago and love it! My husband even goes with me now. I’m going 5 times a week plus walking 3 miles/day 5 times a week (for weight bearing exercise). Our class has all ages, sizes, and shapes and one of our regulars delivered a baby girl yesterday. We have a blast.

Lisa@Healthy Diaries July 11, 2012 - 6:49 pm

I’ve never tried water aerobics, but I can see it being a great workout! My sister-in-law teaches classes (she lives in Italy) and always told me to give it a try in my area, but I never got around to it. I just might have to now!


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