Playful Warm-Ups in the Water

by: Debra Orringer, MS


Harness the pool’s properties, and help participants have more fun.

Aquatic exercise is a great way to get and stay in shape. In addition to being a fantastic cross-training option and full- body workout, exercising in the pool helps the body stay balanced. A water workout might not be the first thing your class participants think of when they’re looking to shape up and slim down—but perhaps it should be. Water fitness burns calories, boosts metabolism and strengthens muscles without putting extra stress on joints.

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IDEA Fitness Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1

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About the Author

Debra Orringer, MS

Debra Orringer, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

Debra Orringer holds a Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology and successfully owns her own Fitness and Wellness Company. She has managed the Fitness Centers of NASA’s Kennedy Space Centers . W...