How to Work Out in a Gold’s Gym Pool
Taking a dip in the pool might sound like a great way to relax, have fun, or cool off. But Gold’s Gym’s pool exists for more than that. Swimming is an excellent way to work out, especially if you want to burn fat! Aquatic exercise is so important that some people consider it a major factor in choosing a gym.
Here’s how to use the pool to better your body.
Fun Ways to Work Out in the Pool
Water workouts tend to be fun by nature. Just splashing around in the pool can be a great time and as long as you’re moving, it counts for something! These different pool workout options keep aquatic exercise exciting (while making the workout element more effective than just floating around.)
You can try:
Performing different strokes and repeating them in a circuit to work multiple muscle groups. Strokes include:
- Butterfly stroke
Performing regular exercises adapted for the water. For example, you can:
- Jog in place
- Perform knee twists, squat jumps, bicycle crunches, flutter kicks, etc.
- Tread water
Participating in aquatic classes led by experts in water-based training. Some great aquatic classes at Gold’s include:
- Aqua fitness
- Aqua Zumba
- Swim lessons
Benefits of a Pool Workout
Practically, pool exercise is great because you can do it year-round indoors. Swimming is also great for people new to working out or those with certain physical limitations. Some of the other (many) benefits of swimming for fitness include:
Water offers resistance, so it builds strength
Aquatic exercises count as cardio
Swimming can make you more flexible
Water workouts are low impact due to water giving your buoyancy
Pool workouts can work major muscles in your core, arms, legs, glutes, and back
Since pool exercises can be adapted for any age or skill level, swimming is also great because anyone can do it and it is fun to do in a group together.
Where to Find a Pool Year-Round
You can find pools to practice your aquatic workout in at the following Gold’s Gym SoCal locations:
Anaheim (Outdoor only)
Come get your swim on! Our free towel service makes it extra convenient.
After your aquatic workout, stretch out and relax (while increasing your flexibility even more) using our FREE Yoga Transformation Guide.