There is considerable evidence to show that swimming can be particularly beneficial for sufferers of these conditions often in conjunction with professional medical, nutrition and exercise physiology interventions.
Swimming is the perfect exercise for a whole-of-body workout. It gets the heart and lungs working without the wear and tear of land or gym-based exercise and it aids flexibility and strength. The deep nature of swimming breathing improves lung capacity, oxygen uptake and CO2 expulsion. It is great exercise for asthmatics. Swimming works your core, glutes, hamstrings, quads and shoulders - in fact, every major muscle group - while working only against the resistance of the water.
Swimming has positive effects on mental health - the rhythmic nature of repetitive swimming strokes and breathing encourages relaxation. Swimmers have a saying: "you let all of your worries out with your exhaled breath and leave them behind in the water". Water has great healing properties. Just being around water inspires a sense of calm and tranquility. Being immersed in it with the water embracing and supporting your body leaves you feeling on top of the world. Some have described it as 'wet yoga'.
All fitness levels and all swimming abilities are catered for, from those completely unfit and unable to swim to those who can swim at least 25 metres. Instruction and coaching will be tailored for each participant's existing condition, physical fitness and swimming ability with charted progression aimed at improving fitness and health measures over time.
Our clients may be serving or former members of the ADF, other emergency services - or anyone else.
Sessions can take place in a pool or the open water depending on the capabilities and wishes of clients. The location can be in any of a number of locations in Brisbane, especially on the north side.
While the focus of the program is based on swimming for health and fitness, we are able to offer aquarobics sessions as well.
Participants may progress to join in Otter Aquatics' existing sessions if their wishes, abilities and health indicators are suitable.
Participants should ideally first consult their GP for an overall health assessment and advice on whether a program of swimming exercise is advisable. GPs may refer them to exercise physiology and nutrition professionals but neither of these is necessary to join our program.
The price is $30 per hour-long session for participants who have some swimming ability (including aquarobics sessions) and $40 per hour-long session for those requiring swimming lessons. If you have difficulty affording these prices, phone Mark.
Phone Mark on 0438 652 696 or email him at email@example.com for more details.