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Is a pool workout right for you?

Working out in your salt system swimming pool is the ultimate convenience, but is it right for everyone? Just like spin classes and marathons, working out in water may or may not be the best way to burn calories and stay fit. Here are some questions you can explore if you're wondering whether or not the water is the right platform for your fitness regime. 

Do you like to swim?
Many people – young and old – are legitimately afraid of swimming. Further, some even fear water in general. And there's nothing wrong with that. There are classes offered all over the country to help people who have these worries ease into swimming in a particular fashion. Trying to overcome this feat on your own may not be the best way to go about it, and regular swim classes may get you nowhere.

As Mitch Klitzka, aquatic specialist, explained on the Athletic Business website, traditional lessons don't even touch the subject of water fear. He's since taken this information and worked to create classes for people of all ages who have a hard time getting in the water. If you don't like it, you shouldn't force yourself to work out in your pool. 

Find your happy place, like running or yoga, so you'll feel accomplished. This will help you stay motivated, instead of making you feel discouraged. You wouldn't join a football team just to get ripped, would you? There are plenty of ways to work out by doing something you truly enjoy. 

What are your goals?
In addition to enjoying swimming, you should be sure your fitness objectives align with water workouts. Sure, you can use the pool to get your cardio or build muscle, but if there's a more efficient way of doing it, why not try that instead?

Of course, this doesn't mean some exercise isn't optimized in the water, but rather that you should compartmentalize your workout schedule so you get a blend of everything. By the end of the week, you'll want to maximize results. Maybe you just want to get 6-pack abs for example. Consider swimming every other day, and then do some crunches and abdominal stretches by the poolside on the other days. 

Once you have a clear vision of what you're trying to achieve, and you've already established that you like to be in the water, use your backyard as your personal gym. Be sure if you exercise in the water on a regular basis that you call Fort Worth, San Diego or Phoenix pool service professionals. They can balance the chemicals, so your favorite workout tool stays clean and shiny.