Monday, April 20, 2015

AqquaACTIVE Bike - User Guide

The AqquaACTIVE Bike is a unique piece of exercise equipment which allows you to exercise while partially underwater. The innovative techniques used on the bike combine pedaling action with upper body movements, engaging many muscle groups.

For best results, your AqquaACTIVE Bike should be properly placed in your pool. When seating on the bike saddle, the pool's water level should reach somewhere between your waist and your chest.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Benefits of Aquatic Exercise

Exercising in water relaxes your entire muscular system and improves your autonomy of movement.

When chest deep in water 90% of your body is buoyant, therefore you are bearing 10% of your weight. Movement is safe and stress-free.

The resistance of the water continually massages and comforts your muscles and promotes toning of those groups.

The hydrotropic pressure of the water greatly improves general circulation and promotes better venous blood flow back to your heart.
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Elevating the Fitness Center Experience

Members of the Aqquatix USA team visited Country Club Health and Fitness Center in Fairmont, West Virginia to demonstrate the AqquaACTIVE Bike and AqquaWALKING Treadmill to the staff and members.

Understanding the importance of aquatic exercise, the fitness center purchased both the AqquaACTIVE Bike and the AqquaWALKING Treadmill to offer their members more than the typical aquatic fitness that their swimming pool provides to their members.

Aqquatix USA offers a wide array of fitness equipment for commercial and residential swimming pools. If you would like additional information about Aqquatix USA visit or call (800) 330-3228.

AqquaWALKING Treadmill

The AqquaWALKING Treadmill is a unique exercise product that allows you to combine the action of walking while partially underwater. Because you are chest deep in water your upper body and core muscles are also challenged by the resistance and buoyancy properties of the water. The 13 degree incline of the treadmill adds to your resistance.

For best results your AqquaWALKING Treadmill should be placed in water that is waist to chest deep which will make you 60-90% buoyant. If there is an uneven bottom in the pool, position your treadmill to go up the slope. View more at

Importance of Posture on your AqquaWALKING Treadmill

When you are using your AqquaWALKING Treadmill avoid looking up on the treadmill, as this will overload your neck muscles and compromise your posture. Your shoulders should remain relaxed and your hands should be placed on the handlebar. A strong gripping movement is not necessary. Your hips should be parallel and aligned with your shoulders. An effort should be made to keep a steady, even stride. Your knees should be parallel and aligned with your hips. You should walk with a regular stride, executing a continuous heel to toe movement. View more at

Different Exercise Motions for the AqquaWALKING Treadmill

With a regular walking gait concentrate on taking slow paces steps and then fast steps.

Making an exaggerated stride starting at the top on the treadmill incline and moving down the tread, concentrate on taking slow precise strides and then fast steps while holding on to the handle rail at your side.

With hands on the side of the handle rail, run with an even and fluid stride.

With one hand on the side of the handle rail, face to the side and walk crossing over each stride. Next pick up the pace to a jog, and crossover. Although this movement would be awkward and difficult on land, the water makes it a simple stride.

With both hands on the front rail, place on foot off of the treadmill and on the side of the equipment. Facing forward, walk or fun with the inside foot.

Face the back of the treadmill and grip both hands on the side handle rail. Walk with a slow stride, pushing the treadmill to maintain momentum. Then pick up the pace to a run.

By combining the positions and the vaious exercise motions, you can create a rewarding and challenging workout on the AqquaWALKING Treadmill. And remember, the resistance of the water continually challenges your body giving you a harder workout, without you feeling it!!!! View more at

Designing Your AqquaWALKING TreadmillExercise Program

For best results, a complete exercise program should always include 3 components: a warm up, an aerobic/exercise phase, and a cool-down.

WARM UP for 10-15 minutes to acclimate your body to the temperature of the water. It activates your cardiovascular and neuromuscular systems and prepares them for action. It will also elevate your heart rate. This phase should be structured to involve all of your muscles, thus avoiding any injury during the aerobic/exercise phase.

AEROBIC/EXERCISE PHASE should last 25-35 minutes. An effective exercise phase can be composed by mixing up the various positions with different motions or positions.
POSITION 1: With the water level between waist and chest high, Position 1 can be accomplished by simply walking vertical and posture straight, with your hands resting on the handlebar.
POSITION 2: Lower your body in the water and rest your forearms on the handlebar. You should be in a leaned over position with emphasis on a harder lower body stride.
POSITION 3: Maintain a vertical walking stride with hands free from the handlebar. This position allows for a concentrated upper body workout.
POSITION 4: With your hands holding on to the sides of the handle rail, elevate and float your legs out in front of you keeping them straight.  This position will allow you to concentrate on a serious abdominal workout.

COOL DOWN for 5-10 minutes. Your cool down phase should be a sequence of movements aimed at lengthening and stretching all of the muscle groups. The aim of this phase is to lower your elevated heart rate and reduce lactic acid buildup accumulated in the exercise phase. See more at