Aqua Fit with Kerri
Tuesday's 8pm - 8:45pm
£5 PAYABLE POOLSIDE
Why exercise in water?
Because the water is a thicker medium than air, by moving in the water the amount of resistance from the water can range from 4 to 44 times that of air. Using the resistance of the water in exercise is like exercising with weights or machines on land, but safer.
In chest depth water approximately 90% of your body weight is buoyant, therefore you really are bearing only 10% of your weight when you exercise. Exercise in the water is much safer on your joints and muscles, virtually stress free as a result. The only true 100% stress free – non-impact routine is in deep water aquatic sessions where your feet are not on the ground.
The water temperature is the same all year long. You do not need to contend with the variability of the elements, heat, cold, rain, snow etc unless you are exercising in an outdoor pool environment then safety aspects will need to be considered.
Because your constant movement in water generates up to 85% of your body heat during this exercise, water that is cooler than your core body temperature is continually moving around you, washing away sweat and cooling you while you are exercising. You never feel over-heated and sweaty.
Hydrostatic pressure is the squeezing pressure of the water upon the body, as this force occurs it assists the Venus returns back to the heart via partial pressure reducing the demand on the heart by up to 17bpm or 13% than that of someone exercising on land. This allows you to work longer in your training zone and use more fat as a fuel source. The Hydrostatic pressure also creates a massaging effect which helps sooth and comfort joints, muscles and internal organs.