Water aerobics – low-impact, high intensity

Taking aerobics from the gym to the pool

Lady exercising doing water aerobics with Aquajogger

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Looking for a way to exercise that isn't out in our summer heat, doesn't impact your joints, and is all round good fun? Try water aerobics.

Water aerobics (also known as aqua aerobics, aerobic aqua, hydrotherapy, water running, pool aerobics, or aquafit exercises) is a great low-impact sport suitable for all ages and fitness levels. It's a popular fitness activity that takes place in a swimming pool and combines the principles of traditional aerobics with the natural resistance and buoyancy of water. As a low-impact, high-intensity workout, water aerobics offers numerous physical benefits.



One of the most significant advantages of water aerobics is its low-impact nature. The buoyancy of water reduces the impact on your joints and bones, making it an ideal exercise for people with joint problems, arthritis, or those recovering from injuries. The characteristic also makes it suitable for individuals of all ages, including seniors and pregnant women, as it minimises the risk of injury.

Improved Cardiovascular Health

Water aerobics or aqua aerobic exercises/workouts are an effective way to improve cardiovascular health. The resistance provided by the water forces your heart and lungs to work harder, leading to an increase in heart rate and improved circulation. This, in turn, enhances overall cardiovascular fitness, reducing the risk of heart disease and improving stamina.

Builds and Tones Muscles

The resistance of water is an excellent medium for building and toning muscles. As you move your limbs through the water, you work against its natural resistance, which target various muscle groups. Water aerobics exercises/workouts can strengthen your legs, arms, core, and back muscles, helping to improve your overall muscular endurance and tone.

Weight Management

Regular water aerobics can contribute to weight management and weight loss. The combination of resistance training, cardiovascular exercise, and calorie burning in the water helps with maintaining a healthy weight or achieving weight loss goals. Plus, exercising in water helps regulate body temperature, preventing overheating during workouts.


Water aerobics is frequently used as a rehabilitation tool for individuals recovering from injuries. It's also an excellent way to prevent injuries, as it helps to increase muscle strength, improve joint mobility, and maintain overall fitness.

Using Accessories

Incorporating equipment into your water aerobics experience can enhance the benefits and versatility of the workout. Aqua dumbbells, waist belts (otherwise called buoyancy belts), and other aquatic fitness gear can provide resistance and buoyancy, adding an extra dimension to your exercise routine. Look at our full range of AquaJogger products to help your water aerobics experience or find out more about our Aquajogger products and how they are used here.

Perfect for summer

Water aerobics is the perfect fitness activity to do during our hot, humid summers. Exercising in water, whether structured water aerobics or more relaxed hydrotherapy, not only promotes physical fitness but also enhances your mood and mental well-being, making it a perfect way to stay active and beat the summer heat while having a great time.

Water aerobics is a versatile and inclusive form of exercise that offers a wide range of benefits. It promotes physical fitness in all ages, aids in injury recovery and prevention, and contributes to overall well-being.

To find a water aerobics or hydrotherapy class near you, check out our friends at Allsports Physiotherapy with locations all around Queensland and South Australia, also try Fizzio For Life, Capalaba Physioworks, or PhysioActive.

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