The aquacise industry is changing with a number of studios across Asia pushing the borders of what we thought was possible in the water. Not convinced? You might have some pre-conceived ideas about this kind of workout and you’re not alone! Aquaspin™ helped us burst a few misconceptions on this awesome workout:
False: It’s a workout for older people
We hear that one a lot, and to be honest I can’t blame you. If you type aqua aerobics on google you will see grandmas with dumbbells (not even kidding, that’s the first image that came up).
However, at Aquaspin™ we bust this myth once and for all and revolutionise the industry by introducing the indoor cycling vibe to the water. Sorry grandma you will have to share the pool with Olympic athletes, soccer players and triathletes who choose to workout in the pool. Aquaspin™ programs are designed to be high intensity, with pumping music, and loads of fun for everyone.
False: It very easy
Because you move slower in the water, it might look pretty easy from the pool deck. How hard can it be to cycle gently in the pool? To answer that question we’ll let the riders speak. The sentence you hear the most is “don’t underestimate Aquaspin™!” Water provides constant high resistance so there is no such thing as an easy water workout.
These sessions are 45 to 50 minutes long, and before asking ‘why not an hour’ there are very few people who ask why there wasn’t 10-15 minutes more during or after the class!
False: It is not as efficient as land based training
Water resistance is 42 times greater than air. To recreate this resistance on land you would have to do a full class with big resistance bands. Doesn’t sound too practical…
That extra resistance makes it a super efficient workout burning up to 3 times more calories. AND its gentle on your joints!
Start training smarter, jump in the pool!
False: Being in the water limits your workout
We hear that one a lot. How much can you do in the water? Well, you can pretty much do everything you could do on land workouts: cardio, strength, combat, cycling, pushups, abs, weight lifting…the pool is your gym, you can do as much as on land, more efficiently and without worrying about injuries.
False: You need to know how to swim
You will never guess the portion of Aquaspin™ regulars who don’t know how to swim nor cycle and still join us to have some fun!
At Aquaspin™, your head is never under water and we only use the shallow end of the pool. The water buoyancy helps with balance and our bikes are stationary, so no need to know how to cycle either!
Ready to dive in with Aquaspin™? With 2 studios on Guavapass and classes 6 days a week there is no excuse not to give it a try! All our facilities have lockers, changing rooms, showers, towels and the best instructors waiting to make you work hard!