Aquatic fitness: an alternative to the keep-fit exercises

Juan Carlos Colado Sanchez

Juan Antonio Moreno-Murcia

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Colado Sanchez, J. C., & Moreno Murcia, J. A. (2000). Aquatic fitness: an alternative to the keep-fit exercises. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 62, 68-79.



Today, the increasing social demand has obliged institutions, public and private, to increase the offer of physical activities in general and therefore, water activities connected with physical fitness in particular. The justification for this appearance of programmes connected to physical fitness are, on the one hand, the continual increase in the use of free time in the family ambit, geared toward the practice of group physical activity, and on the other, the changes that we are seeing in the conception of physical activity in the population. These statements have eased the rise in water games connected with physical fitness, understood in this article to mean “water fitness”, which has a creative character of diversion, distraction, and a varied form of participation. Water fitness is on the rise in our society; but for this to be fully dealt with, it’s necessary to analyse from the point of view of the work carried out by water experts, the methods used and the gear necessary to carry It out.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Published: October 01, 2000