Have a splashing time !
In case you have never come across the term before, Aquagym simply means doing exercises in water. Remember the classic black and white photograph of Muhammad Ali shadow-boxing in the swimming pool ? That’s a form of Aqua Gym. People have been doing it for years.
You don’t have to be a professional boxer to appreciate aquagym - nor is it confined to the recreational pools in your home town. You can do aquagym anywhere – especially when you are on holiday in a five star hotel resort in Mauritius.
Aquagym involves a full body work-out using the weightless factor of water to reduce the stress of impact on the body.
The body weighs roughly one sixth of its weight when it is in the water. Therefore movements are easier while muscles work harder. Water is more resistant than air. You are working harder - without feeling like you are working harder.
Remember also, water encourages all areas of your body tone and strengthen. Important areas of your body such as buttocks, abdominals and the waistline get a thorough workout.
But this is merely the tip of the exercising iceberg as far as Aqua Gym is concerned. If you do just 30 minutes of aquagym you can burn 600 calories. Aqua Gym also helps to reduce cellulite.
The best part about Aqua Gym is the non-shock benefit of working in water. Your movements are cushioned, there is no impact, and your movements are relaxed. This means you are not over-burdening our frame with excessive pounding.
So water makes us light and the risks of injury are low. Being in the water itself is a relaxing sensation opposite to the usual gym experience. You do not feel so body-conscious. It is also good for all ages and it is not necessary to know how to swim. Aqua Gym exercises are done in the shallow area of the pool.
If you have ever wanted to try Aqua Gym someplace more exotic than your local swimming pool then combine your favourite exercise with a luxury holiday in the sun.
The Long Beach Hotel is offering daily classes of this popular fitness craze at its resort in Mauritius. In many ways Aqua Gym and luxury holiday resorts are a match made in heaven.
You can indulge in all the culinary temptations on offer - then burn those calories off the next day in the infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean.
In fact, there are a whole host of activities to enjoy at the Long Beach Hotel in Mauritius from scuba diving to yoga on the beach. But there are few exercises so beneficial to mind, body and soul than a short session of Aqua Gym. Why not give it a try.