Sports You Can Enjoy In The Pool (Other Than Swimming) 22nd April 2016
Having a luxury swimming pool in your own home is great if you love to keep fit and work up a sweat a few times a week. Of course, swimmers can enjoy a few laps to burn off the calories, but there are plenty of other sports you can experience in the pool too.
Take a look here for some inspiration:
Basketball / netball
All you need to do to enjoy a slam-dunk from time to time is get your hands on a couple basketball nets and stands. Place them at opposite ends of the pool and you can have a proper game with your friends.
You might not be able to bounce the ball in the water like in real basketball, but trying to shoot the net will test your sporting abilities when having to stay afloat at the same time.
Resistance training is a great form of exercise, helping to tone up, burn fat and lose weight. Now you can even enjoy doing this in the pool, as you can find water resistant armbands, floatation belts and ankle weights that enable you to challenge your major muscle groups in the water.
What’s more, as water is a natural relaxant, it is actually safer for your joints to handle weights in your pool than in the gym.
Everyone is familiar with spinning classes, but have you heard of hydrospinning? This new water craze takes the static bikes to the swimming pool and sees fitness fans pedal their legs as fast as they can under water.
Again, the water is great for joints, and you’ll be glad to have a refreshing dip in the cool pool after an hour of intense cardio.