Get On (Your Paddle) Board for Water Fitness!
July 21, 2017
Author: Park Property Management
Switch up your Summer fitness routine
Getting exercise in or on the water is a great way to stay in shape, while also enjoying nature and having fun! Not sure where to start?
Park Property Management has come up with five water workouts for you!
Any form of swimming is a fun fitness option because of the low impact on your joints and it doesn't feel like a workout! While swimming laps is great exercise, there are other options as well: tread water, float for 1 to 5 minutes at a time, or try some of these other simple swimming exercises.
What's better than swimming in your own backyard? Residents of Park Property Management Inc. can swim in their own backyards as some of our some of our buildings have indoor or outdoor pools. View our Keep Cool in Summer blog, to view the Park Property buildings with pools (scroll to bottom).
Kayaking and canoeing are great water sports that people of all ages and fitness levels can enjoy. When paddling in the craft, you will use your upper body and your core which can help build muscle and improve your posture. Kayaking is something you can do as a leisurely cruise, along rapids, or even as a race! For our Burlington residents, there are 5 places you can rent a Kayak for recreational use.
If you enjoy an adrenaline rush, try water skiing for exercise! This water sport works out your entire body and it's a lot of fun! Use your core muscles to keep your body balanced, and your leg and arm muscles to stand and stay up. You can even burn up to 400 calories when you waterski for an hour or more. Try it out on Belwood Lake in Fergus.
Water polo games are filled with exciting, heart-pumping action which cleverly disguises the incredible workout you receive! Your whole body is constantly moving giving each muscle, including your heart, a workout you can't easily get with any other exercise routine. Shadow Water Polo in Scarborough has great programs for both youth and adults.
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
Not only is stand-up paddle boarding fun and challenging, it's a great form of exercise. Because you need to balance yourself while standing on the board, you use nearly all your muscles. This soothing exercise is also a great way to reduce stress as it gives you the sensation of walking on water! WSUP Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Toronto offers lessons and rentals at their Toronto Beaches location.
Head to the water and turn getting fit into having fun!