In terms of form, Fluid Running and land running form and mechanics are the same. What’s different is the impact and calorie burn. In Fluid Running, there is NO impact. There’s no such thing as low impact running on land. Many of our participants are avid runners, but running on land can cause joint stress and injuries. Fluid running lets people enjoy the benefits of running with none of the harmful impact. Cool, circulating water helps improve flexibility while cushioning the joints and reducing inflammation. Water also creates resistance, which is why deep water running burns about 40% more calories than land running.
Absolutely. Deep water running burns up to 40% more calories per minute than running on land. It also puts less stress on the body, and the classes are fun group experiences. All of these factors make Fluid Running an easier routine to stick with than running on land. Eating a healthy diet and taking two Fluid Running classes a week could help you lose 20 pounds in 8-12 weeks – we’ve seen it happen!
Not even close. First of all, it’s a running class. Water aerobics classes can be a lot of fun, but they’re usually dominated by seniors because they offer a relaxed, low impact fitness option. Our classes are attended by people at every fitness level because you can go at your own pace, pushing yourself to the max or taking it slow. And every class is set to upbeat music and designed to inspire.
Fluid Running is not a swim workout. However, you should know how to swim and be comfortable in deep water. During Fluid Running classes, you’ll wear a flotation belt fastened around your waist. This keeps your head and shoulders above water. There’s never cause to put your head underwater or swim without the flotation belt during a Fluid Running class. Note that the Flotation Belt is not a lifesaving device nor is it approved by the United States Coast Guard as a life saving device.