Today at the North Sydney Olympic Pool under the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, a new era in fitness was launched. AquaPhysical, the world’s first floating exercise mat was introduced to Australia with the help of the world’s leading swimwear brand, Speedo.
Using water to transform fitness, AquaPhysical, the water workout specialists are delighted to be in Australia. Their AquaBase is a low impact exercise platform that floats on water, strengthening all muscles equally with every move.
So why should you be taking note? Apart from being equal parts fun and challenging, there are many benefits to exercising on an AquaBase. The movement created by the water requires both the core and concentration to work together to stay on top of the AquaBase. Intricate stabilisation muscles that prevent dislocation and add strength to joints work overtime. These muscle fibres often go ‘unworked’ in a normal workout and the core has to work continually to stay balanced. Burning more calories than undertaking the same exercise on land, your muscles go into overdrive having to stay equally balanced to work out on the AquaBase. You use muscles that you wouldn’t use on dry land – specifically the small intricate stabilising muscles.
And this my friends, is where the magic happens – hello toned bod!
“FloatFit is a 30 minute workout on water – offering a full body workout on a body length, unstable, floating platform away from congested studios” said Tom Whelan, AquaPhysical founder and master trainer. “It adds a new, effective dimension to an everyday workout and often participants don’t realise it’s actually an exercise class until they wake up the following morning!”
With a mission to inspire people to swim, any fitness activity that places active Australians within an aquatic environment is one Speedo are keen to be involved in. Graham Eyres, Brand Manager Speedo Pacific said “As a sports brand, we have an ongoing responsibility to grow the participation of Australian’s exercising in and on the water, hence the AquaPhysical partnership was a perfect fit. The introduction of the AquaBase product into Australia provides fitness enthusiasts with a new and exciting way to stay Speedo Fit!”
Speedo’s Cross Training range has been designed for fitness in and out of the water. From dry land training to water based activities, the Speedo range is the perfect solution for any physical activity that’s part of your fitness regime. The range is fast drying, so whether you get wet or stay dry whilst on your AquaBase, you remain comfortable and supported, allowing you to focus on your class.
Our girl Emmily Banks put the class to the test this morning and was a big thumbs up! ‘The workout was SO MUCH FUN!! It’s all about focus, balance, core strength and play time on the water.
Training on the AquaBase turned a fairly straight forward workout into a super fun yet challenging session by activating your core strength and testing your stability! Maintaining balance whilst floating on moving water also means there’s no rest-time during the session, so whether you realise it or not, you’re getting a full body workout the entire time!’.
Intrigued yet? Thought so! Luckily classes (FloatFit) can be undertaken at Personal Best Aquatics (Mundingburra, QLD), Mingara Recreation Club (Gosford, NSW) and State Swim (Adelaide, SA) – with more classes launching very soon.
FloatFit is a 30 minute workout on water. Offering a full body workout on a body length, unstable, floating platform away from congested studios! It adds a new, effective dimension to an everyday workout using the AquaBase, the world’s first floating exercise mat. Often participants don’t realise it’s actually an exercise class until they wake up the following morning! FloatFit offers HIIT and YOGA inspired classes.
Alternatively create your own workout and grab an AquaBase via www.aquaphysical.com
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Speedo’s Cross Training range has been designed for fitness in and out of the water. From dry land training to water based activities, the range is the perfect solution for any physical activity that’s part of your fitness regime. The range is fast drying, so whether you get wet or stay dry whilst on your AquaBase, you remain comfortable and supported, allowing you to focus on your class. Best bit is they’re 100% chlorine resistant to prevent snagging and fading 20 times longer than any other swim fabric and feature 4 way stretch technology for added softness and comfort. Winning!!
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