Get Trim While You Swim

Monday, June 20, 2016 | 1:16 am

Aaah. The pool. The blue shimmery water softly lapping up against the pool walls on a hot summer day. The feeling of being weightless as you float on your back. The pool can be so relaxing but it can also be a great way to get a good workout in.

One of the best perks about exercising in the pool is it is much less punishing to your joints. If you have issues with your back or knees your doctor may suggest exercising in the water. The pool is fun to workout in. You can swim laps, race your kids and play water volleyball. If you are having fun exercising you are more likely to do it.

To reap the most rewards from your aquatic aerobics break it into segments. Try swimming five laps then float for 30 seconds three times in a row. Swim fast to the far end of the pool and swim slowly back. Anything you can do to avoid repetition will work your muscles harder and keep you from getting bored.

If you are looking for a place to swim, checkout Waterworks Aquatics. They are located at 2290 E Foothill Blvd in Pasadena and can be reached by calling (626) 836-1200. You can visit them online at www.waterworksswim.com.

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