Swimming is a fantastic way to get fit whilst reducing the impact that exercise can have on your joints. The drag force of water allows this sport to provide great resistance training that can strengthen your core, back, shoulders and legs! It is therefore a great way to get in your cardio and even burns up to 414 calories in 60 minutes (based on a 150lbs individual swimming front crawl). It is also important to highlight that buoyancy in the water reduces stress on the body which lessens the pain from existing injuries and prevents new ones from occurring.
Water based classes
Here at Activ8 we know swimming isn’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a dip in the pool! We have multiple water based classes that allow a diverse range of exercises that are low impact.
Aquafit classes are a great way to stay fit and healthy no matter your age or ability! These classes use the resistance of the water to provide a full body, low intensity workout that is effective for building muscle and burning calories! Lose weight, improve your mobility, strength and flexibility with Aquafit classes across our pools.
Active+ Aquafit classes provide low impact training through the resistance and support of the water and are suitable for individuals over the age of 50. These fitness classes produce excellent health benefits including improved mobility, stamina and strength. They also reduce the risk of heart disease, lower stress levels and provide a great socialising opportunity.
Hydrofighter is the aquatic fitness class that packs a punch! This high intensity, cardiovascular style of training has adapted mixed martial arts and boxing exercises combined with the resistance of the water to deliver a cardio conditioning full body workout. The additional buoyancy of the pool also makes it possible to perform jumping strikes and high kicks using the Hydrostatic pressure of the water for massage and support.
Hydropole classes use the resistance of water for a real waistline workout and the buoyancy to replicate gymnastic style flexibility and improve core strength. The Hydropole training concept has been designed and developed to be a dynamic workout with a few flairs of the vertical pole dance element.
Hydro AHIIT is a water-based, high-intensity, interval training fitness class that uses the resistance of the water to provide a great full body workout! Using energetic music with a combination of bursts of intense exercise and varying rest periods, Hydro AHIIT is a great class to add to your workout.