I would like to take a WaterGym class. Is there one in my area?
Is WaterGym effective for Weight Loss?
The word "aerobic" means "with oxygen" and the amount of oxygen you inhale during WaterGym's aerobic section directly relates to the amount of calories you will burn. For every liter of oxygen you inhale, you burn approximately 5 calories. Every time you work a muscle, it demands more oxygen. Therefore, the more muscles you work the greater the demand for oxygen and the more calories you will burn.
WaterGym workouts are designed to work multiple muscle groups of the upper and lower half body at the same time, which can result in greater cardiovascular output, oxygen consumption and calories burned. The bigger and faster you move, the more calories you'll burn. Thousands of men and women of all ages and abilities have participated in WaterGym, many reporting it helped them get in shape faster and easier than any other exercise program they've tried!
Help! I don't have time to shop for a bathing suit! Can I wear something else?
So don't wait to get a bathing suit - get started now! After only one workout, you'll feel great and be on your way to a stronger, more fit and healthier you.
But my hair! I don't want to have to wash it each time I work out!
I'm a beginner. Is this workout going to be too hard for me?
In a week or two you'll feel stronger, so you'll be able to push your limbs faster through the water, which is like lifting a heavier weight. The more you build strength and aerobic endurance, the faster and bigger you can move. So the water keeps meeting and challenging you as your fitness improves, which is why so many WaterGym participants have been in our program for years!
Deep Water? How do I stay afloat?
But I am a non-swimmer. Can I still do WaterGym?
That said, many of our customers and clients have enlisted proper supervision (ex: trained lifeguard, swim coach or personal aqua trainer who is working with them at all times) in order to learn our program so they can reap the benefits of WaterGym. In fact, many have fallen in love with the water so much that they learned to swim. We are very proud of them!
I don't have a flotation belt. Can I do WaterGym without one?
WaterGym teaches you how to use the water surrounding your body as a powerful gym. Our precise techniques focus on proper body alignment and torso stabilization BEFORE driving the limbs through the water in order to burn calories and target specific muscle groups.
WaterGym engages your abdominal muscles and core stabilizers the entire workout to keep your torso in proper alignment. Wearing our belt supports your torso, which enables you to drive your arms and legs through the water with precision. The more muscles you utilize by maximizing the drag forces on your limbs, the more calories you burn.
It's similar to working out in a gym. Before you pick up a dumbbell to properly perform a bicep curl, you first msut get in proper alignment and stabilize your torso by using your core stabilizers.
When folks don't use a belt, they tend to wiggle all around and add in extraneous movements just to stay afloat. Their form and technique suffers greatly because of it, and movements become sloppy. That said, we DO allow our most advanced students to take class without a belt, but only after they prove they can do so without compromising their technique.
Can my family members do WaterGym with me?
I have special physical considerations. May I still do WaterGym?
How is WaterGym different from swimming?
SWIMMING = Minimize Drag
WATERGYM® =Maximize Drag
How Can I Motivate Myself to Exercise?
Yet many of us have a hard time sticking to a regular exercise program for many reasons. So it is important to look at why we don't exercise in order to change. If cannot find a really important reason why you don't exercise, then you might want to look at your excuses that you make in order to talk yourself out of exercise.
It is human nature to be creative, and most of us become VERY creative when we start our day searching for reasons why we cannot workout. We need to congratulate ourselves! We’re clever! And our excuses are probably very predictable and come up every morning.
You have a choice. Do you want excuses to have the power over the quality of your life, your health, your vitality and wellbeing?
Before you talk yourself out of exercising, try changing your focus. What if you couldn't exercise? Really imagine that. What if, for the rest of your life, you were unable to exercise or move your body freely again? Wouldn't you be more grateful to do your exercises today?
Sometimes all we have to do is change a single thought, and we are motivated again. Take a few moments and find out what that thought might be for you.
Think about how energized and alive you feel when you are moving and breathing fully. Imagine yourself young, strong, healthy, fit and grateful to be in a body that can still exercise!
Remember what it feels like to be in the middle of your workout feeling exhilarated and all your problems seem to have disappeared. How many times have you heard yourself say "I'm so glad I’m here. I almost didn’t workout this morning!"
Remember those moments. Remember those feelings. Give them the power. Not the excuses.... Our job at WaterGym is to continually create challenging, fun and stimulating new workouts, so you’re never bored and you look forward to exercising.
Your job is to get out of bed and into the pool!
A GOOD EXCUSE ABOUT NOT DOING SOMETHING DOES NOT EQUAL DOING SOMETHING.
WE EITHER DO IT AND GET RESULTS, OR WE DON'T.