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Fitness

The Pool Workout

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Vacations are much needed to rejuvenate and replenish your stressed out bodies. However, if you are like me, exercise is like brushing my teeth, part of my daily routine. Lets face it though, when on vacation, you probably want to maximize your time with your family or friends, and so it can be hard to pull yourself away and find a convenient gym. If you are at a resort or hotel with a pool, and enjoy some water relaxation, then this 20 min workout is perfect for you! With the resistance from the water, this can be just as an effective workout as being in the gym for 1 hour!

Jog in place

Keep knees high and run from one end of pool to next.

The Pool Workout 1

 

 

High Knee Side March

Quickly jump from side to side, keeping feet together.

The Pool Workout 2

 

Squat jump

Squat down with arms extended at shoulder height; jump as high as possible while raising arms overhead.

 

Flutter kick

Hold onto edge of pool, arms extended; kick legs quickly. 

The Pool Workout 3

 

 

Outer-thigh lift

Stand with feet together, holding edge with left hand. Lift right leg out to side. Do 20 reps on each side.

The Pool Workout 4

 

Core Rotation

– Stand with feet hip width apart, hands clasped directly in front of you and move your hands to the right, twisting your torse. Then to the left. Repeat 15 times

The Pool Workout 5

Crunch

– Place your feet on the edge of the pool and your body should be half in the water. Slowly crunch upwards. 15 Reps

The Pool Workout 6

Leg Raises

– Holding on to the ledge behind you, keep your knees locked and raise your legs. Repeat for 15 Reps.

The Pool Workout 7

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