Wet and Wild: Aqua Zumba
There’s a fabulous new workout class that is making a splash in a swimming pool near you. Aqua Zumba is just what it says on the tin: you dance your way to fitness in the usual Zumba way – but all in the water. It is taking the world by storm and with good reason – it is an incredibly effective workout and for many it’s the most fun you can have in a swimming costume!
How Does Aqua Zumba Work?
To enjoy the classes you just need to get to your pool with a swimsuit and a mind to aqua-dance yourself silly. The classes should be led by a qualified instructor who will show you all the moves to make to the lively music. Let yourself go and you’ll have loads of fun.
What Makes Aqua Zumba Fun?
Aqua Zumba is also known as the Zumba ‘Pool Party’. You dance to great music in the pool; splash, jump, stretch, twist, shout and laugh so much that it doesn’t feel like working out at all, even though it is invigorating, exhilarating and doing you a world of good.
What Are the Health Benefits?
Aqua Zumba integrates dance and aerobics with traditional aqua fitness disciplines, creating a safe, cardio-conditioning, body-toning exercise routine. Get your heart pumping so that you get fitter, lose weight and get your body into shape.
Any Special Aqua Zumba Equipment?
Nope just your swimming cossie and anything else you usually take to the pool. Very few people use added weights, most just go are they are. Just don’t forget to bring your best pool-party, booty-shaking attitude!
Is it Better Than Normal Zumba?
Exercising in a swimming pool is brilliant because there is less impact on the joints. Also, you are less likely to overheat in the pool, which can be an added benefit if you are carrying extra weight or normally prone to perspiring. Compared to standard Zumba, the aquatic version is all the pleasure with plenty of added splash.
Am I Fit Enough?
It is highly likely. The great thing about all Zumba is that you copy the instructor in a way that suits you – no one will tell you off for it not being ‘right’. Aqua Zumba is energetic, but it is designed for a range of abilities and you might have someone attending who is 60 or 16. If in doubt, please consult your doctor.
Is it Just Women?
The majority of regular classes are mostly attended by women, but not necessarily all. Contact your local group for more details.
Where Do I Sign?
Search online for your nearest swimming pool and look at their classes schedule or give them a ring. Prepare to book early – Aqua Zumba is getting more and more popular by the day.
Then just get into the pool, go wet and wild and have a total blast as you shift the pounds. Now that really is good, clean fun!