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

9. You want to: Burn off your summer snacks
The water workout: Aqua Workout, Philadelphia Sports Club
Why it works: A combination of cardio and strengthening work, this intense class will have you pushing your limits in the pool.
Details: (55 min) $49-96/month, $49 one-time joing fee; 1 Highpoint Drive, Chalfont; 215-822-2303; 555 East Lancaster Ave, St. Davids; 610-688-3342, mysportsclubs.com

10. You want to: Float your stress away
The water workout: Yoga Afloat, The Aquatic & Fitness Center, Bala Cynwyd
Why it works: You’ll feel even more relaxed — and more flexible — doing yoga the moves in this 93-degree therapy pool.
Details: (60 min.) 2 week free trial, $57-77/month, $149/summer; 601 Righters Ferry Rd., Bala Cynwyd; 610-664-6464; afcfitness.com/balacynwyd

11. You want to: Power through yoga — without sweating buckets
The water workout: Aqua Yoga, The Aquatic & Fitness Center, Bala Cynwyd
Why it works: No muscle will go unworked at this simple-but-intense, shallow-water yoga class where you’ll have to zero in on your core to stabilize your entire body.
Details: (60 min.) 2 week free trial, $57-77/month, $149/summer; 601 Righters Ferry Rd., Bala Cynwyd; 610-664-6464; afcfitness.com/balacynwyd

12. You want to: You want to sweat (without feeling it)
The water workout: Aqua Aerobics, The Aquatic & Fitness Center, Cherry Hill
Why it works: The “Keep it moving!” philosophy of this class will have you working hard the entire time you’re in the water so that you’ll keep your heart rate high and burn killer calories.
Details: (60 min.) $12/drop-in, 2 week free trial; Esterbrook Lane and Olney Avenue, Cherry Hill; 856-751-5177; afcfitness.com/cherryhill/

 

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