Aquatic Activities

Get Fit and Feel Refreshed with Water Aerobics

Written by 
Shawnee Barnes
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Mike Siemens, M.S.

Although water aerobics delivers heavy-duty health and body benefits—burning calories, toning your muscles and strengthening your heart, to name just a few—you’ll feel light and stable while putting very little stress on your joints in a pool.

Pool Etiquette for Lap Swimmers

Written by 
Sharon Liao
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Laurie Huntzinger

If you’re up for trying lap swimming (good choice—it’s both a cardiovascular and strength-building workout), but have never tried it before, jumping into the pool can seem intimidating. There’s a pool etiquette that in-the-know swimmers follow to get the most out of their time in the water.

Your Best Swim

Written by 
Sharon Liao
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Laurie Huntzinger

When you commit to having your best swim, the last thing you want is a leg cramp or goggle trouble sidelining your efforts. Here are four obstacles that could disrupt your stroke, how to address them in the moment and prevent them from happening the next time you dive in.

Your Lap Swimming Workout

Written by 
Sharon Liao
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Laurie Huntzinger

While walking with friends or hopping on a cardio machine might be your routine exercise choice, there are many reasons why lap swimming has become a go-to workout for many: It engages your entire body, burns calories (around 200-300 per hour), and it can help strengthen your heart and lower stress levels.