Are you looking for ways to implement fitness into your routine without incurring the large monthly expense of a gym membership? One great way to stay accountable and save money is to use the amenities offered at your apartment complex. You can use the swimming pool at your apartment complex to get in shape. Our apartments in Delray, FL have a sprawling pool for our tenants to get a workout in each and every day. Here are five exercises that are easy to do while swimming in the pool.
This is by far the most commonly known and practiced exercise done in swimming pools. Get your heart rate up by swimming laps back and forth. Rectangular pools work great for this, as you won't get dizzy and you'll be able to count your labs. However, any type of pool could work. Swimming laps is a great cardio workout that will strengthen your entire body.
This exercise move is similar to a child making waves in the pool. You'll want to rest your forearms on the edge of the pool, and kick your legs horizontally under the water for two minutes. Repeat this in four sets. This will help to increase your core strength and stamina. Also, it will target your legs and glutes. You'll just want to make sure that you aren't splashing your neighbor when you do this exercise in the apartment swimming pool.
This move requires you to stand in waist-deep water, so you'll want to use the shallow end of the swimming pool. If the water goes a little higher than that, it's okay. It'll still work. While standing in the shallow, perform traditional jumping jacks by jumping your feet apart and lifting your arms above your head. The water will provide resistance that will provide you with a great workout.
Do you have a pool noodle or small inflatable nearby? Grab this pool toy for this workout move. While resting on the noodle, kick your feet to propel yourself from one side of the pool to the other. Once you get to the other side, put the noodle on your feet and use only your arms to return. Repeat this move for a few laps. This will improve your core strength and provide a good workout for your arm and leg muscles.
These are just a few of the many exercises you can perform while hanging out in a swimming pool. Apartments have many amenities that make life easier for their tenants, which is a huge perk to apartment living. While living at Blu Atlantic, you'll have access to both a sprawling swimming pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center to help improve your health and live a fit lifestyle. Contact us today if you are looking for quality apartments in Delray, FL.