March 15, 2008

How to practice Water Pilates – Part II

For you who are wondering what it takes to start practicing Water Pilates, here are some answers to your basic questions about this wonderful alternative of practicing Pilates in such a soothing environment as water.

First of all, do I have to know how to swim?

Great if you do, but if you don’t you can still practice it thanks to the use of buoyancy and floatation devices in the workout. Other considerations to keep in mind, is not swimming alone and in a very deep pool.

What equipment to I need to practice Water Pilates?

Swimming noodles, water dumbbells, swimming glasses, a swim cap, and of course, a comfortable swimsuit.

Pilates routines are usually performed lying down on a mat, how do you that in the water?

Aqua Pilates care performed in different positions, seated, standing, floating, and others in a way you train to stabilize your muscles in every position, with the aid of water Pilates equipment.

What’s the difference between Aqua Pilates and Aqua Aerobics?

Aqua Pilates, following the principles of regular Pilates, concentrates on exercises powered from the body core, rather than moving limbs to increase heart rate without working the core muscles.

Furthermore, Water Pilates focuses on stabilizing parts of the body rather than just moving them.

Source: Peyow Aqua Pilates


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