Water aerobics: Everyone in the pool

Strengthen your muscles, increase flexibility and have fun.


For a workout that’s easy on your body but still beneficial, water aerobics may be just the thing.


What is water aerobics?

Water aerobics is a low impact exercise. It’s both an aerobic and muscle-building workout. People enjoy exercising in the water more than they do on land, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Who can do it?

Almost anyone can take a water aerobics class. Be sure to check with your doctor before starting a program. For those with physical disabilities or trouble moving around on land, water aerobics may offer a great exercise alternative to walking. 

The benefits

Done regularly, water aerobics offers the following benefits: 

  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Strength and endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Reduction of body fat
  • May improve mood and mental health 

The water gives you extra support, making you less likely to be hurt.


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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • American Council on Exercise
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The information provided is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or a substitute for professional health care. You should consult an appropriate health care professional for your specific needs.