by Abby Crowley (@core)

It’s no secret that swimming is a killer workout, but that’s not the only way to get fit in the water. We’ve rounded up 5 water workouts in 3 cities that prove to be both challenging and fun. Have you tried them yet?

New York City

Aqua Studio NY

Located in Tribeca, Aqua Studio NY is an underwater cycling class. This low impact workouts are held in Aqua’s candlelit pools and are sure to have you feeling refreshed. Classes max out at 14 per class to provide a more intimate experience.  Click here to review their various plan options.


Holy Water at TMPL

TMPL Gym is David Barton Gym’s newest and most luxurious gym endeavor, equipped with a gorgeous, dimly lit salt water pool. Take a dip (kind of) at TMPL’s Holy Water class, which uses “The Aquabase”  – the very first floating exercise mat. This class features a variation of exercises including yoga, strength, and of course – balance. Space is limited to 10 people per class. Dive in!


Aqua Zumba at Z Club NY

Dancers rejoice, have you heard of Aqua Zumba? Zumba is a high intensity workout which has a powerful effect on the body, both in the water and on land. Aqua Zumba takes your body to the next level; as Z Club NY states – “water creates natural resistance which means every step is more challenging and helps tone your muscles.” Check out the Z Club NY class options and rates here.


Marina Del Rey, California


A 90-minute water yoga class where the paddle board and ocean is your yoga mat. To succeed in this class you’ve got to be #perfectlybalanced! Beginner? Not to worry, the first 30 minutes of class give you the opportunity to explore the paddle board and get situated pre-Yoga instruction. When you combine a yoga practice with the natural elements of sunshine, water, and fresh air, you get the added benefits that nature provides.  Find out more about YOGAqua here.


Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Paddle Co.

Chicago Paddle Co. offers a variety of unique classes that take place on a paddle board, like Yoga and Pilates. Lovers of Yoga and Pilates can experience these moves in the water on a paddle board  – showing you strength and balance that you didn’t know existed. All classes strengthen and tone your upper body, legs, core, and arms while keeping your mind at ease on the water.


The water is a fun (and safe) place for you to put your 2017 fitness goals to the test, and it sure mixes up the everyday gym routine. Which one will you be trying?💧


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