Fitspo Wellness Wednesday | Water Fitness


Happy Fitspo Wellness Wednesday Everyone!

This week’s Fitspo Wellness Wednesday is all about water fitness! It’s been 100+ degrees this week here in California and I have not been in the mood to do my regular workouts. That said, I’ve been swimming nearly every day and on the weekends because it’s HOT. I’ve done laps, tread water, etc. so my workouts are less stressful, but not entirely gone. It got me thinking about all the different ways one could cool off while burning calories and still having fun with friends. Here are some fun ideas you can try this summer to stay cool and still reach your goals!


 Water Fitness 

  • Aqua Cycling – Aqua cycling is something that, as far as I know, is still only offered in Europe (mainly Spain and France) and there’s one studio in NYC. It’s basically spin class in the water. The spin bikes are placed directly in water (a shallow pool) where you are submerged waist deep and then do an intense cycling workout wherein the water acts as resistance. It sounds like a great way to stay fit and cool, no? More on Aqua Cycling ♥
  • SUPing – SUPing, AKA stand up paddle boarding, is something you can do in a lake or the ocean, but the ocean is probably a lot more difficult to do. There are places that offer lessons all over. It requires quite a bit of core and arm strength so the workout will be great; just make sure you wear a lot of sunscreen as you could definitely get burned if you’re out on the water a long time. Check out this adorable dog SUPing.
  • Surfing – This is a more obvious water fitness choice, but nonetheless, surfing requires a lot of core and overall body strength and balance to do. It’s very challenging, though, so you might want to take lessons first!
  • Beach Yoga – Beach yoga is a great way to start your morning (or end your day) and then take a dip in the blue ocean! Or, you can do a yoga class on your paddle board and then jump right in the water at the end.
  • Swimming – Swimming is my favorite water sport to enjoy during the summer and it’s the most accessible to everyone, in my opinion. I definitely think it’s a great way to stay fit, get in cardio, endurance and up your stamina. It’s also a lot of fun!
  • Kayaking – Kayaking is a great way to exercise with someone else, in my opinion, and it requires a lot of team work! I love it because I am terrible at directing myself around and find it hilarious haha. Also, it’s a great way to explore a lake. I tried it last summer in Lake Tahoe in Emerald Bay and had an absolute blast. My only recommendation (if you go to Tahoe) is to use water shoes. The rocks on their little island can cut up your feet!
  • Snorkeling / Scuba Diving – If you like to explore and discover marine life, snorkeling and scuba diving are great fun activities to do that require you to be active. You can see so many incredible things in the ocean and this is a great way to do it. That said, scuba diving requires certification beforehand, but I think it can be obtained within a day or so.
  • White Water Rafting – White water rafting is a fun activity to try if you’re near a river and want a very active sport to try. This requires teamwork, arm and core strength, and might be scary for some if they don’t enjoy rushing water. For those who enjoy some adrenaline and excitement, this could be the best new thing to try!


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7 thoughts on “Fitspo Wellness Wednesday | Water Fitness

  1. June 17, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    have always wanted to try paddle board yoga! I totally think I would fall off my board and drown or something if I tried though.. ha
    xx, kenz

    1. June 18, 2015 at 10:44 AM

      me too! I still haven’t tried SUPing, but I need to do it this summer! It’s kind of difficult from what I heard haha, but at least you fall in water? Omg nooo wear a life vest if you don’t know how to swim hun!! ♥

  2. June 18, 2015 at 8:09 AM

    This post is so perfect! I definitely like the tip of getting a buddy so you can hold each other accountable and be motivating forces in each other’s lives. The idea of water fitness also sounds great because I LOVE being in the water. These activities are definitely ones I’ll have to try out this summer. xoxo

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    1. June 18, 2015 at 10:50 AM

      glad you think so! Honestly having a buddy helps SO MUCH! My friends and I are not always near to one another, but we just take time to text once a day to check in. it makes a big difference and doesn’t take a whole lot of effort. If you can find someone to workout with or just keep you accountable, it helps immensely! I love being in the water too! Definitely give them a try; it’s fun to stay fit and have fun too 🙂 thanks for visiting!

  3. June 19, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    Hello Lianna! Great list of summer activities! I love beach yoga and kayaking. 😀
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    1. June 19, 2015 at 2:10 PM

      Hello! Thanks 🙂 I’m glad you think so – both are those are a blast in the summer! you might like SUPing yoga in that case 🙂

  4. Linda Manns Linneman
    May 17, 2016 at 11:17 AM

    You are right, it is starting to get very hot and humid. These are some great ways to get some outdoor exercise this summer Thank you so much for sharing

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