I’m a Real Estate Broker here in the Eugene/Springfield area. I love to exercise, but I also love variety. When my brokerage challenged us to a “Biggest Loser” contest, I went all in! I am committed to working out in some form every day, and I’m touring my way through Eugene and the surrounding areas as I go. Where will I exercise next? And what will I be doing?
Today is day 10! I still have a long way to go, but I’ve got a great start. Water Aerobics is where I was today; at Sheldon Pool (right next to Sheldon High School). They have several options to choose from, for me, I chose Deep Water Aerobics. Partly because it fit into my schedule, but mostly because it sounded like an intense workout, but there is something for every fitness level. The drop-in fee for water aerobics is $4, but the first class is free!
Most people do not associate water aerobics with intense workout, but you get out of it what you put into it. Just remember that if you hit a body of water fast enough, it is like hitting a cement wall. If you move your body and put the effort into it, the water creates a great resistance that will give you a full body workout.
Being in the deep water, there are two options to help you from having to tread water the whole time, and makes the movements more possible. You can either wear a belt or ankle floats. When asking for help from a fellow classmate about what I needed to take
into the water, she mentioned that the ankle floats were harder, but gave you a great core workout (sign me up!). I was surprised at how well strapping these babies to my ankles kept me afloat! The movements took more concentration this way, but I eventually feel I got the hang of them.
The class lasted an hour, and I left feeling like I pushed myself and got a workout. At the end, the instructor mentioned that she is working on starting an “intense” water aerobic class within the next month or so. Gearing the new class toward those wishing to put in more effort. I will definitely be going again!
The pool was filled with wonderful ladies to workout with and Sheldon Pool is a friendly environment!
*Second visit to Sheldon pool for water aerobics! It was a fun time, and I really felt like I got a good workout, so I went back. This time there were 5 of us in the class, so plenty of room in the pool to move and not run into each other. And that concludes day 17!