Aqua jogging anyone?
The majority of walkers and runners are much more comfortable having both feet on the ground and tend to avoid the pool like the plague – unless you’re a triathlete that is! However, despite the fact that these two cross-training activities are often used when we’re injured, they can be a very welcome change of pace from the heat and humidity. Because it is 1,000% more dense than air, pool running (or walking) gives you an incredible workout – without the impact stresses of walking or running. You wear a buoyancy belt, such as the AquaJogger (available at the store), and mimic the running or walking motion in deep water (your feet don’t touch the bottom).
You can also do a variety of exercises in the shallow end of the pool, using the “noodles” and other flotation devices usually available at the pools. In this case, you’ll need a pair of shoes designed for use in the water, which will protect your feet from the pool bottom. We carry a few styles of the Speedo water shoes in the store as well.
Remember though that even though you won’t notice it, you’ll sweat during a pool workout, so hydrate appropriately.