What Can We Do For Aquatic Exercise?
So in the last blog post, I was lamenting the back seat status of aquatics in the exercise world, despite the fact that it may be the best place for many of our deconditioned clients to start coming back to exercise. The question that immediately comes to mind is why? Is it marketing? Is it perception? Is it as Lawrence Biscontini points out our “propensity for intensity” in the exercise world? More to the point, what can we do to bring aquatics to the forefront of the fitness world?
Educating the Public About Aquatic Exercise
The short answer is.. I don’t know. What can we do as aquatic fitness professionals to educate the public and other professionals about the benefits of water-based exercise in any form, cardio based, mind-body oriented, or post rehabilitation? Clients coming off rehab protocols for heart attacks, obese, and arthritic clients all benefit from being in the pool. I would love to start hearing thoughts and ideas about what you think the perceptions of aquatics are, what the challenges are, how we can change, improve those perceptions, surmount those challenges, and get this work out to more of the people who can benefit from the proven results of movement in the water.