Your Water Workout: No-Impact Aerobic and Strength Training from Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, and More

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Take your workout to the water!

Possibly the world’s perfect exercise, water workouts provide a highly-effective, low-impact way to burn calories, build muscle, improve flexibility, and have some fun.

International Swimming Hall of Fame board member and world masters champion Jane Katz uses a holistic approach to lead you to total body fitness, offering soothing and strengthening programs of exercises drawn from yoga, Pilates, tai chi, and ...

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Overview

Take your workout to the water!

Possibly the world’s perfect exercise, water workouts provide a highly-effective, low-impact way to burn calories, build muscle, improve flexibility, and have some fun.

International Swimming Hall of Fame board member and world masters champion Jane Katz uses a holistic approach to lead you to total body fitness, offering soothing and strengthening programs of exercises drawn from yoga, Pilates, tai chi, and popular land sports like skiing and golf. There are also high-intensity challenges and instructions for deep-water running and cross-training for athletes. Each exercise is accompanied by a simple drawing and step-by-step instructions for doing the move correctly. Programs for twenty-, thirty- and forty-five-minute workouts, including breathing exercises, warm ups and cool downs, are laid out to make it easy to dive right in. Individual exercises can also be combined to make a complete workout that is right for you.

Dr. Katz uses toys and accessories, from old-fashioned kickboards to flashy fins, to make every workout seem like play. Full of suggestions to keep your program exciting and fresh, Your Water Workout is a complete guide to working out in the water for lifelong fitness.

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A world-class competitive, long distance, and Olympic synchronized swimmer, Katz began writing instructional books following her rehabilitation from a car accident in 1979. In those guides, she covered a wide range of exercise modalities to perform in the pool, including prenatal aquatics. Here taking a holistic approach based on yoga, Pilates, and tai chi movements, she emphasizes stretching and proper breathing for both strength and relaxation. Black-and-white drawings provide step-by-step instructions on performing each move correctly. Katz also outlines sport-specific and more vigorous deep-water routines like treading water, water walking, and jogging and sets aside a chapter to water activities for children. Although Katz's book is well written and thorough, Mimi Rodriguez Adami's Aqua Fitness: The Low-Impact Total Body Fitness Workout covers the same material for the same price, with the bonus of striking color photographs of swimmers demonstrating the exercises. It also includes an innovative beach workout, a glossary of terms, and a useful list of addresses. Either title will provide general collections with a comprehensive and holistic overview of aquatic training, but Aqua Fitness would suffice for those with limited budgets.-Deborah Anne Broocker, Georgia Perimeter Coll., Dunwoody Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780767914826
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/10/2003
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 446,990
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

A swimming instructor at the City University of New York for nearly forty years, Dr. JANE KATZ is a world master synchronized and competitive swimming champion. She is also on the board of directors for the International Swimming Hall of Fame and the author of Swimming for Total Fitness (Main Street, 1993). She lives in New York City.
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