This Water-Based Workout Is So Freaking Hard (But Also Hilariously Fun)
What do you get when you cross a pool-bound paddleboard with yoga and high-intensity interval training moves? The latest global fitness trend from AquaPhysical, and we’re all about it.
FloatFit, the new group exercise class that basically became Facebook famous overnight, combines HIIT moves and yoga postures in a 30-minute workout, all performed on a floating exercise mat called the AquaBase. The mat is inflatable yet sturdy, and the workout itself is a true test of your balance, coordination and strength.
You will fall off, and you will get wet. You will also have a ton of fun trying to master it.
The England-born workout is popping up all over the world as more instructors complete the training to teach the class and sales of the AquaBase reach new locales. And it’s sliding into the fitness scene at the pefect time — when people are looking to genuinely enjoy their workouts rather than just burn calories and integrate more low-impact, high-intensity moves that keep both their hearts and joints healthy for the long haul. By spending the entire full-body workout suspended over water, your body’s imbalances are identified immediately so you know what needs the most attention. Oh, and your core will be set on fire.
You can use the AquaBase on virtually any still body of water — outdoor pools and lakes in the summer, indoor pools in the winter — so the weather will never be the reason you have to compromise on your workout.
To find a FloatFit class near you, head to the Find a Class page of the company’s website. Seriously, you won’t be able to stop smiling from your sore muscles after these 30 hilarious minutes.
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