Fun Water Aerobics with Water Jogger (relaxing too!)
Water Jogger for Water Aerobics and Fun!
One of the best -- absolute best items we have for the swimming pool was a little device called a Water Jogger. Water aerobics with the Water Jogger are a breeze and there are so many different things you can do, it doesn't feel like a workout. It just feels like fun!
If you're going to splash around in the pool this year anyway (like me), why not make it more safe and fun! If you don't completely avoid it, you could even get some water aerobic exercise too!
Let me show you my Water Jogger and tell you what you can do with it to increase your fun and exercise in the pool. Then you can decide!
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Our Water Jogger is so old, they don't even make the yellow color anymore! We use the heck out of it in the pool every year. Floating has never been more easy or relaxing and water aerobics? Just feels like having fun in the pool!
Both my parents are in their 70's and their doctors recommended water exercise since it's a lot easier on the joints and less chance of them losing their balance and falling. They love it too!
Water Aerobics - Aqua Jogging
Fun and Exercise
Swimming is an all over body exercise. It can increase the strength of your core as well as help define arm and leg muscles.
Arthritis in joints can hinder people from the normal swimming motion. The Water Jogger can help because it is zero impact -- you float as you jog. It can also help isolate certain muscle groups for you to workout while floating.
The zero impact device can be straddled, leaned on with your front or back or placed at your high waist to work on certain muscles. Water jogging also causes a moderate to high expenditure of calories. This is great news for someone want to lose weight or tone up!
Image Credit: Texas Recreation, makers of Water Jogger
Water Jogger for Aqua Aerobics and Relaxing in the Pool
Doctors Recommend Water Workouts for some Patients
Because water at least partially supports you, some doctors recommend water workouts for people with joint injuries or recovering from surgeries. Being active in the water can help you get fit and shorten recovery time.
Water workouts can also aid some chronic condition sufferers like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Arthritis and Fibromyalgia.
You should never start any fitness regime without first checking with your doctor. It's common sense and much safer to have a physician's approval.
Image Credit: Public Domain Clip Art
I love to float around the pool on the Water Jogger. No more silly rubber rafts that you can't get on or stay on! With the Water Jogger I place it under my arms in front or back and float to my heart's content!
Water is a wonderful fitness tool. Yes, just like a barbell is a fitness tool.
Water offers resistance for strengthening muscles, is a cardio aerobic workout and since it supports some of your weight, it puts less stress on joints than traditional workouts.
Fun You Can Have with Water Jogger - Water Aerobics and More!
Below are a list of activities you can do using the Water Jogger!
- Can strengthen your legs and abdominal muscles -- Place under your arms and flutter kick while lying on your front
- Can strengthen legs and abdominal muscles -- Place under your shoulders and flutter kick while lying back
- Place your head in the notch and float on your back
- Place under your arms and float
- Place at your high waist and use only your arms in an alternative breast stroke action (head above water) for isometric arm exercises working biceps, triceps and forearm muscles
- Can strengthen legs and abdominal muscles -- Place head in notch and flutter kick
- Place Water Jogger between your legs and use as you would a saddle or bicycle to hold you up while you water jog. Works all major muscles in the leg as well as the abdomen.
Close Up of Suggested Uses on Water Jogger
Your Turn! - Stop and Vote!
Would you be more likely to do Water Aerobics with the Water Jogger or something like it?
Water Jogger Demonstration - for floating and water aerobics
Not a great quality video but you get the idea in 29 seconds!
Water Aerobics and Water Workouts
give you better balance, endurance and agility. You also burn more calories in a shorter amount of time with a water workout. That's a great fat burner!
Working Out in the Pool - No Impact Exercise for Everyone
This book will give you some great ideas that will go along with your ability level. Working out in the pool is a NO Impact way to get on the road to being healthy!
I gave this book to my mom and she is very excited to jump in the pool this year and see what she can do to become more healthy. She's in her 70's. Go Mom!
Water Aerobic Exercise Equipment - Which is right for you and your Pool?
These ankle weights are great to wear in the pool. They give you more resistance and make a walk around the pool productive!
This Speedo belt will give you stability in the deep in of the pool when you exercise. It can help you increase your abdominal and legs workout.
Whether it's water jogging, flutter kicks or alternate breast strokes, I know the Water Jogger will keep me floating to get my workout done! I usually don't even get my hair wet!
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