Low Impact – High Calorie Burn Workout Alternatives
Let’s face it. When all is said and done, more is usually said than done. Anyone who has exercised and felt the burn knows how easy it is to slip out of shape. We all have missed going to “workout” and of course, promised yourself “for sure I will exercise twice as long tomorrow!”
The key to success is finding a safe, fun and FAST workout. Everyone who exercises will agree the best part of going to the Gym or Health Club is LEAVING it! Although, even the novice exercise enthusiast will agree that they feel energized after a workout. Sometimes you may find yourself exercising with a routine that may not maximize your time or effort spent. Furthermore, many types of workouts may not be a good fit for your body. Finding a good personal trainer to coach and teach is one method to balance your workout schedule. However, for many, it can be cost prohibitive to pay for such services. Many Personal trainers can add hundreds of dollars per week to already expensive Gym or Health Club memberships.
Many good, safe, affordable and fun alternatives are available. One of the best Low impact, hi-calorie burn workouts is swimming. If you do not have access to a swimming pool, some alternatives are local Schools, colleges, public municipal pools or even the local YMCA. Many of these facilities offer very inexpensive access to local residents in the community to enjoy the many benefits of low impact aquatic exercise. An additional alternative is the Swim Gymm®. Our small, compact affordable and portable pool can be used in the privacy of your own home. Easy to assembly or disassemble, the Swim Gymm® can be enjoyed in the backyard, garage or basement for year round low impact – hi calorie burn workouts.
According to livestrong.com, walking for 30 minutes at an average pace will burn around 100 calories. Compare this to swimming laps for 30 minutes at an average pace you would burn over 300 calories! That’s 3 times as much! Furthermore, many doctors recommend swimming over many types of other exercises due to all the benefits of water. According to many Doctors, Patients benefit from many aspects of aquatic therapy such as improved balance, minimizing their fear of falling or getting injured, as well as increased range of motion due to the reduction of gravity while in the water. Patients also experience less physical stress during exercise in the water, which is easier on the heart and assists in peripheral circulation. Water reduces abnormal muscle tone, allowing patients better control of their bodies. It also relaxes the body and reduces pressure on the joints, hips, knees and back, making it easier to exercise with little or no discomfort. Overall benefits include improvements in range of motion, flexibility, strength, balance and endurance.