By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 09 Nov 2019 • 22:00
BENEFITS: The council says aqua gym is a fun way to get fit.
CREDIT: Ajuntament de Benitatxel
AQUA gym classs have got underway again at the El Poble Nou de Benitatxell municipal swimming pool with high levels of participation.
Councillor for the Elderly Isa Garrido has encouraged local residents to sign up for the activity, which the council points out has many health benefits, especially for senior citizens.
Also known as aqua fitness, aquatic gymnastics is essentially aerobics in the water. Not only does the activity burn calories it also helps to reduce blood pressure and cellulite and is basically a fun way of keeping fit, according to the local authority.
The council also points out that doing the exercise in water greatly reduces the risk of any kind of injury.
The local authority recommends aqua gym for people with muscle or joint problems or for anyone going through physical therapy.
The classes are held twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday at 11am and will run until June 15.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
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