From: Carla Jarvis Johnson
Water aerobics is the perfect answer to your fitness needs or goals because it is adaptable to all personal conditions, illnesses, injuries and post surgeries. You can target specific body areas to exercise, or combine several movements into a complete head-to-toe activity.
Water exercises are a proven way to increase your metabolism, build muscle tone and strength, improving balance, coordination and range of motion, and relieve tension — all with pain-free, low impact movements.
Plus, both non-swimmers and swimmers can perform water exercises because you choose your water depth.
Is there anyone who wouldn't be interested in an exercise program that:
- Gives the benefit of a two-hour workout in thirty minutes?
- Burns twice the calories of land exercises?
- Is painless and doesn't make you sore?
- Is fun and provides numerous health improvements?
- Is easy to understand, apply, and individualize?
- Doesn't get your hair wet or make you sweat?
But as wonderful as aqua fitness is, there's one important fact that you must understand — not all water workouts are created equal!
I have been teaching water exercise since 1979 and have witnessed the incredible results with thousands of participants. But I discovered a secret that many water fitness instructors teaching group classes won’t admit to — my students saw much better results when they could focus on customized exercises designed to meet their specific needs.
After years of developing customized water exercise programs to meet the exact individual needs of my clients, the list of unique exercises continued to grow into the hundreds!
I had so many exercises that I was actually forgetting some of them! The truth is, I needed a way to catalog and access them, so I could reach them quickly and easily.
Plus, other teachers and students were asking to borrow my notes, and I knew what I had to do! I packaged these hundreds of detailed, easy to follow exercises, added full-color photographs, and made them available to other professional instructors!
Needless to say, the instructors loved the CD! After all, it was packed with over 500 exercises in 15 categories — it was all they needed to add variety and precision to their classes! Hospitals, rehabilitation centers, retirement homes, and fitness centers are designing programs and water workouts for their clients using my CD.
But I also wanted to offer my aqua exercise programs to individuals who liked working out in their own pool, or on their own schedule, or couldn't take advantage of aqua fitness classes.
So I selected the most popular programs, packaged them, and now they're available to individuals for the first time!
It's like having your very own personal trainer!
With my water exercise programs, you have literally hundreds of different exercises that can be easily printed at home and taken to the pool. The CD can be used an unlimited number of times to change the exercises any time there is a desire or need to try something different! These movements are easy to understand, individualize and apply.
Including variations with the exercises alleviated the boredom factor by offering new challenges as the physical abilities increased.
And the best part is you can aqua exercise anywhere there is a pool -- at the time that best suits your personal schedule. No more rushing to make it on time to a group water aerobics class! No more feeling left behind in a class that's too advanced, or being bored in a class that's too basic. You set the pace, the intensity, the difficulty level, and the specific body areas you want to target.
You Won't Get This Flexibility With Videos or DVDs.
You may have seen water workout videos containing exercises in repetitive patterns for an average price of $20.00. It is the same routine day after day, each time you play the video. Talk about boring!
Besides, you have to have drag a TV and VCR to the pool-side!
My exercises are supplied in Adobe® PDF format for quick viewing or printing on your home computer and printer. I recommend that you can put your printed exercises in plastic sheet protectors and a 3-ring notebook to take to the pool with you. Try that with a video or DVD!
This is a great option to have while traveling on vacation or business.