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Aqua Fit Workouts with Roxy

How much do you know about the benefits of water?

Did you know that workouts in the water can lower your resting heart rate!

Aqua workouts keep you in the fat burning zone for longer, water exercise also is very minimal impact so great for rehabilitation after an injury.

Next time you’re in the water maybe just try a few of these exercises! This routine should take between 20 and 30 minutes. Remember to take regular rest and stay hydrated.

Warm Up

Jogg on the spot for 1 minute. Moving your arms in a natural jogging motion through the water.

Exercise sequence 1:

  • Jump forwards and backwards with your right leg leading for 30 seconds.
  • Repeat with the left leg for 30 seconds also.
  • Kick your one leg out in front and alternate your legs, touching your opposite hand to toes again for 1 minute.
  • Rest for 10 seconds.
  • Repeat this process 3-5 times in total.

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Exercise sequence 2:

  • Bending your legs power jump out of the water again for 1 minute.
  • Fast wide knee jogging 1 minute.
  • Rest for a total of 10 seconds.
  • Repeat this process 3-5 times in total.

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Exercise sequence 3:

  • With your shoulders under the water bending your knees. Have your arms straight in the water and clap as fast as you can for 1 minute.
  • Hands out straight in front of you push and pull that water for 1 minute.
  • Rest for 10 seconds.
  • Repeat this process 3 – 5 times in total.

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Cool Down:

Remember to always cool down within the pool you trained in. As you start to cool down start at 60% intensity, working your way down to 0% intensity. You can start your cool down by running on the spot as fast as you can for 40 seconds slow the pace down for another 30 seconds. Slowly start to move the legs and arms backwards and forwards getting a full range of motion to stretch all of your body.

Post Workout Snack:

I highly recommend a Pulsin Strawberry Fruity Oat Bar.
Aquafit can be a great benefit to any workout regime. Whether you are recovering from injury, or just looking for some light gentle exercise, Aquafit really is a workout for all abilities and ages. I keep my routines very bootcamp in style, meaning they are high intensity with a lot of cardio built in. Most importantly of all my participants have such a good time they come back for more each and every week. I challenge you to find a Aquafit near you and give it your everything and see how rewarding it is for yourself!