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A 360-degree workout

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All it takes is 45 minutes, three times a week to trim years off hips and thighs, lower blood pressure, build cardiovascular strength and protect joints from injury.

This isn’t infomercial hype. “It’s swimming — the real thing,” says Adam Kaminski, fitness supervisor at the William G. Rohrer Center for HealthFitness.

“It’s a near perfect exercise for young or old, athlete or former couch potato. Moving around in the water gives your body a 360-degree workout with zero impact on bones and joints.” Kaminksi explains: “The water provides multidimensional resistance and works most muscles in your core, back, chest, and legs. That’s in addition to it building cardio-respiratory endurance.”

For individuals with health and weight issues swimming is also a great motivator because it makes doing exercise easier. “People with weight issues or arthritis may have difficulty performing body movements on the fitness floor. In the water, mobility increases because the person is buoyant. This ease of movement helps diminish pain, with the added benefit of no pressure on the joints.”

Kaminski is a certified personal and aquatic trainer who gives lessons to all levels of swimmers. He also works with post-surgical patients, such as those recovering from knee replacement or bariatric surgery, as well as individuals with movement disorders such as cerebral palsy.

Swimming burns calories, decreases swelling and increases circulation — it works wonders for you inside and out.

JUMP IN AT THREE VIRTUA LOCATIONS

  • William G. Rohrer Center for HealthFitness Voorhees
  • Washington Township Center for HealthFitness
  • Moorestown Center for HealthFitness (Coming in 2012)

Each location is equipped with three pools: a lap pool, group exercise pool and a warm-water pool for therapeutic exercise. Life guards are always on duty. Patients suffering from fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndro me find aquatic therapy a wonderful aid. Athletes and those recovering from surgery also benefit from aquatic rehabilitation.