Recently my chiropractor suggested that I try water aerobics to help with my back pain and symptoms of stage arthritis in my neck. I was very nervous about trying water aerobics but it turned out to be a great experience.
When I first arrived, I, for some reason, was very scared to get in the water. I can’t swim, but I’m also about 5’10. I felt like I could barely get in the water. Once I got over my weird (and intense) fear, I started to get comfortable in the water.
During the class, we used foam dumbbells and did all sorts of things from jumping jacks to squats. The good thing about water aerobics is that the water brings resistance that provides the workout. At the same time, it’s much easier on your body. I had fun doing the exercises. My only problem was that since I can’t swim, some exercises made me lose my balance. Leaving the pool I was surprised by how heavy my body felt. I later found out that this means I might have overdone it. The next day I expected sore muscles since I was so out of shape but was surprised that my body felt fine. The class left me energized and was an easy way to get active.
If you’re looking for a fun way to get active or an enjoyable activity for the summer, water aerobics is the way to go!