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Have fun, get fit, and stay healthy with Fantastic Water Workouts.
With more than 130 exercises that use the natural resistance of water, you will improve your body’s composition and tone, strengthen muscles, increase aerobic and muscular endurance, and improve flexibility, coordination, and agility—all with minimal stress on your body.
In addition to the unique and creative individual exercises, Fantastic Water Workouts includes 14 step-by-step programs that can be tailored to your personal needs, interests, and fitness goals.
Whether you’re seeking general programs for overall fitness, cross-training, and improved performance or more specific routines for pregnancy, physical rehabilitation, cardiac recovery, or older adults, it’s all here. You can even add variety to your program by trying the tai chi, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, country line dancing, street dancing, and noodle workouts.
Jump into Fantastic Water Workouts and discover the complete water workout guide.
Chapter 1. Improving Fitness With Water Exercises
Chapter 2. Preparing for Water Workouts
Chapter 3. Understanding the Phases of a Water Workout
Chapter 4. Warming Up and Cooling Down
Chapter 5. Benefiting From Aerobic Moves
Chapter 6. Strengthening and Toning
Chapter 7. Intensifying Workouts
Chapter 8. Creating a Personal Water Workout
Chapter 9. Adding Splash to Workouts
Chapter 10. Specializing Workouts for Special Needs
For more than 20 years, MaryBeth Pappas Baun, MEd, has been empowering people to make healthy lifestyle changes. A master teacher who has mentored many other instructors and is seen as a fitness guru, she continues to apply those skills in her own practice as a trainer and wellness coach. Her work as a consultant with a mission of developing wellness with others has done just that for the thousands of people who have attended her seminars and workshops and read her books and articles. Pappas Baun has operated her own wellness and fitness training company since 1982, serving large and small corporations, educational institutions, health care groups, and community organizations. She has also led trainings and wellness programming as a staff employee for Kaiser Permanente, Goodrich Aerospace, and the department of behavioral science at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Pappas Baun is currently a member of the National Wellness Association, the Corporate Health Awareness Team, and the Houston Wellness Association. She has also been a member of the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the Aquatic Exercise Association, and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She received certifications as a personal fitness trainer in 1995 from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, as an aquatic exercise instructor in 1990 from the Aquatic Exercise Association, as a health and fitness instructor in 1988 from ACSM, and as a group exercise instructor in 1988 from ACE and in 1986 from AFAA. In her leisure time, Pappas Baun enjoys being active through swimming, hiking, biking, and kayaking. She also enjoys dancing, yoga, tai chi, attending live music events, and reading.
"By far the best resource in the field! It's guaranteed to get you in the pool to enjoy all the benefits of water exercise. Fantastic Water Workouts is a comprehensive guide to water equipment, movements, music, and more."
Meg Jordan, PhD, RN
Editor of American Fitness
"Fantastic Water Workouts is a hands-on, A-to-Z guide to getting the most from exercising in the water. MaryBeth Pappas Baun shows you how to get a better workout and burn more calories in the water than on land. You'll learn how to get started with the right exercises and advance your workouts, including how to use resistance tools, monitor heart rate, and even select music. You'll get measurable results while having fun!"
Former Editor in Chief, Current Editorial Adviser, Shape magazine