Aqua Fit

Use Your Noodle (Part 1)


If you have a pool, chances are you have a pool noodle! A pool noodle can be one of the cheapest aqua exercising tools! We've gathered a whole bunch of ideas on how you can use your noodle in pool to strengthen muscles, promote balance and burn calories!

Pool noodles come in different sizes and can be made from different materials. If you are an average sized adult, go with the regular pool noodle that you can find online at Amazon or a local retailer. If you are on the tall and larger side, go with the larger, wider pool noodle. The larger noodle will also give you more resistance. If you are in shape and the regular pool noodle isn't cutting it, give this one a try! This is the size you will look for, it is often called a "jumbo" noodle:


Here are some you can get started with today--we'll have more next time:


Our Facebook Page has some water exercise videos you might want to watch--Henry posts a video every summer day at 2:00:

Remember to check with your doctor if you are at all uncertain about your physical ability to exercise in your pool! Start slowly and work your way into a regular routine!


Are You Aqua-Fit?


Have you heard that you can get in shape just by exercising in your pool? Well, you can! This summer, Clearwater will be posting lots of ideas about utilizing your pool and hot tub to build strength, trim down and get your heart rate going!

Today let's take a look at arm exercises...

Aqua Dumbbells can be purchased online or at your local sporting goods store. We found a nice pair and started using them to strengthen our arm and back muscles. Boy did they make a difference! Here are a few exercises that you can do with a pair of Aqua Dumbbells--try and do 10 repetitions of each set:


Start with these arm exercise, but remember to check with your doctor if you are at all uncertain if aqua exercises are a good idea for you! Also, remember that you are using the pool's water as resistance! It may not seem like you are doing a lot, but you are! Start slow!

Check out Henry's daily Facebook video--he loves to use the Aqua Dumbbells:

More aqua exercises can be found on our Pinterest page: