The fitness world sees a constant stream of innovative new disciplines that promise to combine physical exercise with fun. Some immediately fade into obscurity or become only short-lived fads, while others gain more attraction and become permanent. A few old aqua fitness favourites are still going strong, like water aerobics and aqua spinning, but there are some more recent trends worth looking into as well.
Aqua yoga– imagine burning all those calories along with all the benefits of those yoga moves without shedding a drop of sweat. Like its terrestrial counterpart, aqua yoga is excellent for building strength, flexibility and body awareness. With its specific focus on relaxation and concentration, aqua yoga wouldn’t generally be categorized as particularly fun, per se, but it can be deeply satisfying.
Aqua Pilates-Like aqua yoga, aqua Pilates is a mindful movement discipline that provides primarily strength and flexibility benefits rather than calorie burning. Aqua Pilates has a stronger focus on the body’s core muscles.
Aqua Zumba-If you love dancing, Aqua Zumba could be for you. Fun music and a good instructor can almost make you forget that you’re in an exercise class—but you’ll still burn 500 to 600 calories per session. There are, of course, a dozen more exercises you can carry out for burning those extra pounds. Yet again, this wonderful liquid doesn’t fail to impress us with the so many versatile ways to use it. This hydro-regime sure has a long way to go as it is the perfect balance of fun and fitness.
Written by – Radhika Ahuja