VASA'S INDOOR POOL
INCLUDED IN FITNESS AND STUDIO MEMBERSHIPS
Swimming is an excellent form of exercise for any age and body type. Its low-impact nature makes for a painless and stress-free workout that hits both cardiovascular and strength training. Using every major muscle group in your arms, back, core, and legs to glide through the pool increases your heart rate while your watery surroundings add built-in resistance. It’s a full-body workout without the full-body joint impact.
BENEFITS OF OUR INDOOR POOL AREA
LOW IMPACT, BIG RESULTS
One of the biggest benefits of swimming is its low-impact, full-body workout effect. Moving through the water takes the stress off joints and areas of pain, making it a comfortable exercise for everyone, including those who suffer from joint pain, arthritis, or other injuries. It’s also generally a recommended activity for seniors and pregnant women. In fact, some people use swimming as a physical therapy exercise. Swimming focuses on cardiovascular endurance and resistance training and can help you maintain a healthy heart and strong lungs while also strengthening muscles and improving flexibility. Plus, swimming can help develop better posture, coordination, and balance through training your core muscles.
HOW TO USE THE INDOOR POOL
MIX UP YOUR STROKES FOR A WELL-ROUNDED WORKOUT
There are a variety of strokes and drills you can use in the pool to increase your fitness levels and prevent boredom. Beginners typically feel most comfortable working with a kickboard to build endurance, leg strength, and comfort in the water. As you progress, focus on mastering freestyle or a front crawl, which can be done without assistance or while floating on a noodle. Once you’re comfortable with freestyle, try incorporating backstroke into your routine. You’ll engage your core and work the opposite muscles used in freestyle, giving you well rounded strength. If you want to improve upper body strength or have lower body injuries, place a pull buoy in between your legs, which will help them float, and focus on propelling your body forward with just your arms and upper body. Breaststroke and butterfly are more advanced strokes and major calorie burners!