Classes can be a hug assets to any routine. They can keep you on track, keep you burning and allow you to work out at a more intense rate. In this second portion I will discuss some of the most common water and flexibility classes and our take on what makes them so great!
Dancing in the water. The moves you loved on land are now in a pool near you. If you think it would be easier, think again. Factor in the resistance work and the movement limitations the water creates. Great for a full body workout, you will definitely feel it in your arms and core the next day.
As with aqua zumba, the moves are done in water, occasionally using foam noodles and weights or resistance bands to increase the difficulty. Both workouts are great for people dealing with injuries that prevent them from doing high impact work, older population or people with movement impairments.
TONING AND LENGTHENING Classes
It is not just for zen people. Most gyms offer Vinyasa, which is kind of a yoga 101, good for all levels. It’s great for lengthening tight muscles, improving posture, flexibility, balance, breathing pattern and helps you slow your mind down a little if you really get into it. As an added bonus, you will get some toning out of it since it is filled with isometric and power poses.I make it a point to take it at least once a week, it has made a big difference in my mobility.
One of my favorite classes. It truly targets and addresses all issues in the body. Endorsed by physicians, it’s the ultimate mind-body workout to strengthen, streamline and realign your body. Great if you have back issues as it strengthens your core and improves your range of motion. If your gym offers it, I highly recommend you take it at least once a week. You will thank me.
I hope these break downs on water classes and flexibility classes has helped you choose one that would be best for your weekly routine. If are on the fence about starting one don’t hesitate any longer! You can go at your own pace and if your shy you can set up in the back of the class!