Fluid Running for Fitness

Looking to increase cardio endurance, tone muscle, get faster, stronger and more fit?  Fluid Running provides all of those benefits in one workout. Running in deep water gives you all the endurance benefits of running on land plus the additional benefits of strength and toning because muscles are required to work harder in water than on land.  Water is 800 times denser than air requiring the body to engage the core, arms, glutes and legs to power through water without the harmful pounding on joints and tissue that can come from land running. Old or young, experienced with fitness or just beginning, Fluid Running offers a comprehensive, full body workout that can be modified for everyone’s fitness level.

I got my heart rate up to 170. 170 in the pool is really hard to do! – Triathlon Taren

Benefits for Fitness

  • Same benefits as running on land
  • Cardiovascular workout
  • Strength and resistance training
  • Overall body workout
  • High calorie expenditure
  • Increased circulation/blood flow and compression on lower legs
  • No Impact

Supporting Articles

Fluid Results – Fountain of Youth

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With only four training weeks left to go, I added Jennifer’s H2Go program to the end of each Athletics class in hopes of improving my endurance. The many hours in the pool were not in vain. I finished the Marine Corps Marathon in 3:42, which was not only a PR for me (by 22 minutes!), but also a Boston Marathon Qualifying time. As shocking as it may seem to runners (including myself), this was accomplished with only one land run per week!

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Active Recovery with Deep Water Running

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If only athletes could push themselves to the limit every time they worked out. Imagine the limitless potential if there was no harmful effect of stressing the body and no time for recovery was needed to be ready for the next workout. No doubt the two hour marathon would be broken by now. Hard training…

Unique Benefits of Deep Water Running with the Fluid Running® Method—Part I

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by Sinead St. John Thornton Fluid Running® Health & Fitness Editor, Certified Fluid Running® Instructor, RRCA-Certified Running Coach Virtually Anyone Can Sprint. That’s right. Sprint. Remember going at top speed? The exhilaration, the satisfaction at going all out? When was the last time you felt that and didn’t worry about falling, pulling a muscle, or…

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