exercise Archives - BayFit Leisure Centre

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July 25, 2019

Are you looking to shape up the way you exercise in the water? Have you ever considered our popular Aqua Aerobics classes? We have a few reasons that may convince you to come down and try it out!

  1. It’s for everyone:
    Not many exercises can say that. Due to buoyancy, things appear lighter because the water is actually helping to push everything therefore, it’s easier on all of your joints.
  2. It’s a great way to socialise:
    Partaking in group fitness activities is a great way to meet people, to speak to others with similar interests, before, after and sometimes during the class!
  3. It’s a full-body workout:
    Just like swimming, AquaFit aims to move every single muscle in your body.

Find a suitable time for you by checking out our full group fitness timetable here


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July 22, 2019

We all know swimming is a great form of exercise but do we actually know how to turn it into a workout? Is there more to just laps of strokes when exercising in the water? Of course, there is!

Try this workout below and see if it floats your boat:

WARM-UP:
  • Start by 2 laps of walking with high knees, as you get to the end of each lap do 10x squats
  • Shoulder rotations: 10 forward each arm, 10 back each arm
WORK-OUT:

1. Swim easy, with any stroke for 200m

2. Grab a kickboard with one hand and perform one-arm freestyle with the freehand for 100m (alternating arms every 25m)

3. Move to your back, and do 2 laps of survival backstroke

4. Grab a kick-board or hold torpedo on your back and kick for 100m

5. Do 200m of backstroke aiming to do 50m under 40 seconds

COOL-DOWN:
  • Pick any easy swimming movement for 200m and end with stretching against the pool wall