Low IMPACT FITNESS Land-based exercise, including aerobics, is performed by people of all ages. But along with the benefits of aerobic activity comes the high impact stress on muscles and joints, resulting in muscle soreness, stress fractures and injury – all of which may contribute to reduced activity and fitness. Deep-water running & aerobics opens up a new opportunity for people of all ages, and varying levels of fitness, the forgiving water environment is effective and enjoyable.
Hydro-Pilates™ are non-impact strengthening and stretching movements that require precise breathing and muscle control. Mind-body focus in gradual methodical placement and movement uses moves from yoga, modern dance, and gymnastics. Most of the stresses and fatigue are the result of poor posture, imbalances in the body and incorrect breathing patterns. Pilates initiates all the movements from the abdominal, lower back, hips and buttocks and flows outward to the extremities. Movement control is essential and begins with redefining the torso. As you simultaneously stretch and strengthen the body, you create a habit of relaxed effort to follow. Instead of developing bulky muscles, you create a more streamlined shape. Practicing Pilates in water develops trunk stabilization, helps correct posture, enhances muscle strength and relieves stress.