Try these 5 pool exercises for a full-body workout

Regular exercise is essential to living a healthy lifestyle. But with the heat and humidity this week, maintaining this routine is really challenging. Many people get tired of exercise during the summer months because of the sweating and exhaustion they feel during the day. Exercises in the water are the ideal option for those who want to meet their fitness goals but are worried about hot weather. This type of workout consists of workouts performed in water at various depths.

Here are 5 pool exercises for a full-body workout


Water jogging

Facing the other side of the shallow end, take a position in the shallow end of the pool. Then go in the direction of the opposite side of the pool. Follow your steps and return to your starting point. Like you were strolling outside, pump your arms.


You can perform lunges in a pool in the same manner that you would outside of your usual workout routine. Start by standing near the pool wall for support, then take a huge lunge forward. Make sure not to allow the knee in front of you to extend past your toes. Return to the starting position and repeat with the opposite leg.

Frog kicks

Face the wall and rest your head on your hands or a noodle. Pull your legs closer together while bending your knees out to the sides. Next, kick them straight out to either side, then bring them back in toward the centre to do a frog kick. Repeat.

One leg balance

Raise one leg to your hip level while standing on the other. After up to 30 seconds of holding, switch legs. Try this exercise without a noodle or while hanging onto the pool’s edge if you struggle with balance.

Pool pushups

Place your hands as wide as your shoulders on the pool’s edge and put your feet a little away from the wall. Bend your elbows out to the sides and go down into a pushup. Straighten your arms to return to the starting position. Repeat.