Bicycle and jog
Bicycle - This one’s a real ab burner. Get your heart pumping with this easy exercise. Simply lean back against the edge of the pool and hold on with your arms. Then ‘pedal’ your legs out in front of you, just like you would if you were riding a bike. Keep your movements controlled and your abs engaged, minimising as much body movement as possible. Burn, incoming – nobody said pool exercises for abs were easy!
Jog - Runners will love this easy-to-master swimming pool exercise. All you need to do is jog on the bottom of the pool. Easy, right? You can jog on the spot or try some widths of the pool where the water is a comfortable depth. This is a gentle way to get back into running after a break. The water reduces the impact on your joints as your muscles get used to doing their thing again. It’s also an awesome way to train with extra resistance, perhaps if you’re preparing for a race. You can buy ankles weights to boost the resistance further, as well as specialist water-running shoes for added grip.