Train Hard, Train Smart
This is not what you think! It’s not water aerobics and it’s not aqua jogging. It’s FLUID RUNNING! It is an innovative, high intensity way to RUN without the harmful impact of hitting the pavement. Marathon runners, fitness buffs, and people looking for new ways to workout without hurting their bodies are turning to deep water running. It doesn’t matter if you’re injured, suffer from chronic pain, are overweight, or are already in peak physical condition — everyone can get better, fitter, faster and stronger by adding Fluid Running to their weekly workout schedule.
Fluid Running can be done with a trainer individually or in a group setting. Group classes usually run for about an hour and are led with energetic music, much like a spin class, creating motivating alternation between lower level aerobic runs and challenging sprints. Fluid Running is designed for all types of people, including non-swimmers.
Experience the Benefits
Deep water running is done in the deep end of a pool, therefore there is no impact because there isn’t any land weight. This significantly reduces the stress on joints, allowing people who are injured or suffer from joint or muscular pain to get the benefits of running without the stress of land impact. Land running ground force is 3 times your actual body weight. For example, a 150 lb. runner strikes the ground with a force of 450 lbs., which can (and usually does) result in injury over time.
Not only does running in water allow you to continue working out, it also helps speed up recovery times. Water pressure decreases swelling to injuries, flushes out metabolic waste, and increases blood flow by 30%, all of which lead to quicker recovery from joint and muscle injuries.
A Better Workout
While people new to fitness and older individuals can get a good workout from deep water running by working at their own pace, experienced athletes at the highest levels can also challenge themselves with deep water running. It’s not uncommon for athletes to come close to their maximum heart rate after tough sets. Running through water creates constant multi-directional resistance that allows you to strengthen not just your legs but your upper body and core, as well. Using proper technique and following the guidance of a certified instructor, deep water runners can burn up to 40% more calories than they would running on land.
Explore the website to learn more about the health benefits and technique of Fluid Running. If you have immediate questions regarding where to take Fluid Running classes, instructor certification, or how this workout can be of benefit to you and your individual health, contact the Fluid Running team today.