Aida Johnson-Rapp

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To Sweat is to Live

The Benefits of Pool Workouts

Posted on May 30, 2017 at 5:55 PM

Sometimes it’s nice to read what other experts in the field are thinking. So get you swimsuit ready after reading:


MAKING A SPLASH BY SHARON LIO OF PILATES STYLE MAGAZINE, AUGUST 2016


A new breed of aqua-cardio classes is gaining popularity. Pilates fans are finding they’re a great way to round out their practice, especially now that it’s pool weather. Bust out the swim cap.


When it comes to water workouts, many people picture senior citizens splashing around at the YMCA pool. But a new batch of aqua-based cardio workouts, including running, dance and boot camp classes, are actually as challenging as many of their landbased counterparts. “These are high-intensity routines,” says Aida Johnson-Rapp, a Pilates instructor and director of group exercise at East Bank Club in Chicago. At her fitness center, she teaches strengthening and fast-paced conditioning classes in the pool. “But because of the buoyancy of water, they’re also low-impact and gentle on the joints,” she explains. Becauseof these factors, water-based cardio classesare growing in popularity at studios, gyms and fitness centers across the country.


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