Swim Your Way Slim: Water Workouts That’ll Whip You Into Shape

The region’s 12 hottest classes that’ll keep you cool all summer long

5. You want to: Get the perfect beach butt
The water workout: Splash & Burn, Sweat Fitness
Why it works: The intense kickboard work is sure to get your backside burning, and the swimming, running, and jumping thrown in will keep your heart rate elevated for the entire hour-long class.
Details: (60 min.) $15 /drop-in, $59-75/month; 1425 Arch St.; 215-564-0303; sweatfitness.com

6. You want to:
Stand taller and feel better
The water workout: Healthy Back, Upper Main Line YMCA
Why it works: Deep-water exercises using floatation devices strengthen back muscles and shallow-water stretching increases flexibility to help you improve your posture and balance.
Details: (60 min.) $80-$100/16 visits, $37-73/month; 1416 Berwyn-Paoli Rd., Berwyn; 610-647-9622; umly.org

7. You want to: Ease the pain
The water workout: Arthritis Ease, Upper Main Line YMCA
Why it works: This low-intensity class — you’ll stay in shoulder-height water to ensure no unnecessary bending of achy knees — improves mobility and flexibility, and helps soothe and strengthen painful areas without putting impact on already-sore joints.
Details: (60 min.) $80-$100/16 visits, $37-73/month; 1416 Berwyn-Paoli Rd., Berwyn; 610-647-9622; umly.org

8. You want to: Increase your energy
The water workout: Aquacize, FitLife
Why it works: The workout combines moderate to intense cardio exercises, muscular endurance drills, and core strengthening – a great pick-me-up on a lazy summer day.
(60 min.) $20/drop-in, $99/month; 7140 Germantown Ave., Mount Airy; 215-753-8898; fitlife.com



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