Category Archives: Swimming & Water Sports General

Know your swimming strokes!

Swimming is a really effective exercise that gives you a total body workout that burns up to 500 calories per hour. The density of water also makes swimming an ideal exercise for strengthening core muscles. Aside from these plus points, swimming also jump starts the metabolism so you burn calories even when you’re out of […]

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Swim your way to better health!

Swimming is an enjoyable, popular way to keep active and enjoy life. Many of us have fond memories of summers spent splashing around at the pool, ¬†taking a dip in the lake and bathing in the ocean. But it’s not just great fun, ¬†it also has some great health benefits including burning calories, improving cardiovascular […]

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Get aqua activated!

If you think fitness then do you immediately think of the gym or traditional exercise classes? It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to coming up with ideas to keep fit, so why not let your imagination run beyond dry land and into the water. Whether on or under the water, […]

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How to make a real splash! Part 2!

Remember back when you could think of nothing better than jumping or diving into the cool waters of a swimming pool or heading to the beach for some water sports and fun? It might be a good few years ago now. All too often, people tend to abandon their beloved swimming as they get older. […]

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How to make a real splash!

There’s something different about being in the water. It’s relaxing, fun and it can certainly beat sweating it out exercising on dry land for a change. When was the last time you really enjoyed some time in the water, be it in the big blue sea or the swimming pool? Are you looking for a […]

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Taking the plunge!

It’s easy to assign stereotypes when it comes to keeping fit: such as aerobics classes where you leap around in lycra or weight sessions fuelled by testosterone. When it comes to water sports and swimming, no cliches fit as there is a whole range of activities awaiting you either on the water, in the water, […]

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5 reasons to take the plunge

As 2013 approaches you might well be chastising yourself for not exercising enough in 2012. Along with this you will no doubt be planning to workout a bit more and deciding on what to do, when and how. It’s easy for the mind to jump to classics such as the gym and aerobic classes but […]

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Five fat-burning pool exercises

A general swim burns off around 500 calories and if you start to add in a few underwater exercises you can really pump it up and pretty much double your fuel burning workout. Olympic medallists at London 2012, such as Michael Phelps, Natalie Coughlin and Ryan Lochte have put swimming in the spotlight and popularized […]

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