We’re always on the lookout for fun and effective ways to stay fit and healthy. One that often gets overlooked is swimming. So let us introduce you to a hidden gem in the world of fitness: aquatics! Swimming can help improve your workouts, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced fitness lover. Let’s dive into the reasons why!

1. Easy on the Joints, Tough on Calories: Ever feel like your joints are protesting after a tough workout? That’s where aquatics come to the rescue! Think of it as exercising in cushiony goodness. The water takes the pressure off your joints while still giving you a killer workout. And guess what? You’ll be torching calories like a champ without even realizing it.

2. Feels Like Fun, Works Like a Charm: Remember how much you loved splashing around in the pool as a kid? Well, turns out, it’s not just fun – it’s fitness! Whether you’re doing laps, playing water games, or joining a water aerobics class, it’s like having a blast while secretly sculpting those muscles and boosting your heart health. Win-win!

3. Flexibility? We Got You Covered: You know that feeling of stiffness after sitting at your desk all day? Yeah, not fun. But fear not – the water’s got your back! It’s like doing yoga, but way more refreshing. You’ll be bending, stretching, and reaching new levels of flexibility in no time. Say goodbye to feeling like the Tin Man!

4. Mind, Body, Splash: Let’s discuss stress. We all deal with it, right? Well, here’s your secret weapon: aquatics. There’s something magical about being in the water – it’s like a natural stress reliever. So, next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, dive in and let the worries float away. Your mind and body will thank you.

5. No Judgment Zone: Listen, we get it. Trying something new can be intimidating. But here’s the thing – the water doesn’t judge. Whether you’re a total newbie or a seasoned swimmer, there’s a place for you in the pool. So, don’t be shy – jump right in! You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish.

6. Swim Lessons: Your Lifesavers: Okay, let’s talk about swim lessons. Maybe you’re thinking, “But I already know how to swim.” That’s awesome! But here’s the deal – swim lessons aren’t just for beginners. They’re like having your own personal coach cheering you on and helping you reach new heights in the water. Plus, they’re a great way to boost your confidence and stay safe in the pool.

Conclusion: So, there you have it – aquatics, pools, and swim lessons are the not-so-secret weapons in your fitness arsenal. Whether you’re looking to shake up your routine, torch some calories, or simply have a splashing good time, the water’s got you covered.

Team Active content is not medical advice; it’s inspiration to LIVE ACTIVELY. Acitve operates five Active Wellness Centers in California and Oregon. We partner with hospitals like Providence in Petaluma and Napa, California, and Lake Oswego and Hillsboro, Oregon. Active Wellness Center at NorthBay Health is powered by NorthBay Health in Vacaville, California. 

Active’s strategic healthcare partnerships demonstrate our commitment to supporting healthy lifestyles in the communities we serve. Active’s community health clubs offer a range of programs for different fitness goals.

Our programs include fitness, weight loss, cardio, strength-training, medical fitness, swimming, youth fitness, childcare, and group fitness classes. We also offer group fitness class favorites like yoga, Zumba®, barre, Pilates, dance, and cycling. *

Many clubs have pools, steam rooms, saunas, and nice locker rooms. We design all of our clubs to help people in the community live healthier and more active lives.

Check the Active Wellness Center blog often for more healthy lifestyle tips and resources to support your active lifestyle! Click here for a free guest pass to your local Active Wellness Center. 

*Active Wellness Center’s program and facility offerings may vary by location.