3 Reasons Why You Should Incorporate Swimming Into Your Training Program

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Thinking swimming is for the very young or very old? Think again. Here are three reasons you should check out our aquatics centre today.

Members of One55 are spoiled for choice when it comes to top-notch equipment. Our gym is packed with cardio machines, group fitness studios, weight training apparatuses, free weights, TRX stations and so much more.

But while you’ve been busy pumping out great workouts, you may have missed one of the best facilities we have to offer: our aquatics centre.

Swimming is an incredible full body workout with endless health benefits. Here are three reasons why you should take the dive into SGAC’s indoor pool today.

1. Pool workouts mix up your cardio routine

Although you could never possibly get bored at One55, sometimes we do fall into routines when we exercise regularly. Two days of biking and three days on the treadmill wearing you down? Mix up your cardio by training in the pool.

Swimming is an amazing form of cardiovascular exercise that is often overlooked. Pool workouts keep your heart up, build endurance, improve cardiovascular fitness and help you maintain a healthy weight, heart and lungs, according to the Victorian government’s Better Health Channel.

2. Swimming is perfect for those prone to injury

Many athletes suffer from overuse injuries to their knees and hips. When your joints just can’t take another run, the pool is an excellent alternative. Swimming offers the same benefits as other cardiovascular exercises, but is low impact and non-weight bearing.

When your joints just can’t take another run, the pool is a great alternative.

If you’re looking to rehabilitate your ailments, the pool is a great place to start because swimming provides active stretching, which is fundamental to the recovery process.

Don’t wait until you’re already nursing sore joints to get in the pool. You can prevent injuries by incorporating aquatic exercise into your usual regimen.

3. Aqua-aerobics builds strength

Think aquatics are for seniors? Think again. In addition to increasing cardiovascular health and flexibility, swimming can help you build strength and tone muscles, according to the Better Health Channel.

The backstroke is proven to help build and tone muscles.

Because you’re working to propel your entire body through the water’s resistance, swimming recruits the muscles in your back, pectorals, arms, shoulders, abs and legs. Talk about strength training!

Want to isolate certain muscle groups? Consider swimming with a kick board or a foam block between your legs.

There are so many reasons to check out the aquatics centre at SGAC. Whether you want to swim laps or give aqua aerobics a go, our trainers are here to help you reach your fitness goals.

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