Though local swimming pools aren’t exactly popular for lapping the lanes these days, water-based exercise is becoming the latest new trend thanks to expert claims that it can help with weight loss, banishing cellulite and toning up faster than ordinary exercise.
Brits in their dozens are digging out the swimwear and heading down to the local pool for a spot of aquacise in a quest for a fresh new fitness regime. So what’s the hype, and what does this mean for you as a qualified Personal Trainer?
The major benefit to exercising in the water is the protection it offers the joints. This makes it appropriate for people of all ages, sizes and abilities. As an Aqua Instructor, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and tools to plan water-based exercise regimes for clients across the board – regardless of fitness levels or age. The wider your services reach, the more clients you attract!
Honing Your Skills
Athletes often train in water when recovering from an injury so they can still train their muscles but without putting extra stress on a weak joint. As a qualified Aqua Instructor, you open up the possibilities to specialise in rehabilitation and athletic recovery techniques. There are a lot of athletes out there looking for the right trainer to coach them back to health!
Ramping Up The Regime
Many fitness fans have swapped the treadmill for the pool for the added challenge of a water workout. Working out in water means muscles are forced to work harder, burning more fat and toning them faster than land-based exercises. This is because they are fighting the water every time they move. This knowledge has encouraged many gym-goers to take to the water in groups in the quest for a harder, more effective workout.
Time to Specialise!
The opportunities for a qualified Aqua Instructor go off the deep end! As water workouts continue to increase in popularity, leisure centres across the country are offering an ever-increasing variety of specialist classes to meet the demand. ,From water running to aqua yoga or aqua martial arts, as a professional Aqua Instructor, you’ll be able to offer a range of water-based exercises to cater for an endless range of clients.
Speak to the Focus team about our Aqua Instructor course!