Aqua Cycling

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The Tour de France is watched by millions in complete admiration as cyclists battle through 21 gruelling stages, burning thousands of calories each day as they go in search of that coveted yellow jersey.

 

If the major sporting event doesn’t motivate you to dust off your bicycle and go for a ride, why not try a spin class in a swimming pool? Aqua cycling is the new fitness craze, which can provide all the benefits of cycling outside and possibly many more.


With the word cellulite allegedly originating from France in the early 1900s, it seems fitting that French expat Esther Gauthier, founder of Aqua Studio, New York, may have found one of its greatest cures.


Since the launch of New Yorks first underwater cycling facility early last year, it has quickly become a worldwide fitness phenomenon with studios popping up all over the globe. It is fun and effective and the results are also pretty impressive.


Burning up to 800 calories per hour-long session is a major attraction, and because the water resistance is up to 12 times higher than on dry land its a great way to shape up, tone, and sculpt while having the safety and support of the water around you.


One of the key benefits of aqua spinning is the lymphatic massage created by the underwater action, which assists with the breakdown of fatty cells and fighting the orange-peel aspect also known as cellulite.


Other benefits include: no impact on joints, very little muscle soreness, increased fitness levels, improved state of mind, increased flexibility, and because of the high-energy music that each class is performed to, its just like having a party in the pool.


The Tour de France is watched by millions in complete admiration as cyclists battle through 21 gruelling stages, burning thousands of calories each day as they go in search of that coveted yellow jersey.

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