YMCA of Southern Nevada

Health Benefits of Water Aerobics

Aqua aerobics is a fun and effective way to exercise for almost any level of physical fitness. However, it is an exercise form that often gets overlooked because people tend to think they won’t get as much of a workout as they would with a different class. What they don’t realize is that the health benefits of aqua aerobics are numerous. Here are some of the top health benefits aqua aerobics provides.

Improve Your Health with Aqua Aerobics at the Y

Top Benefits of Aqua Aerobics

Improved Flexibility and Reduced Pain
When exercising normally, trying to keep your balance during certain movements may make it harder for you to reach your full potential. The buoyancy of the water makes it easier to move and stretch, improving your flexibility and range of motion. Many people who struggle with joint pain, back pain and other chronic pain find it easier to do aqua aerobics than traditional exercises. In addition to improving their overall fitness, some even find the stretching and toning from these classes can help reduce their pain.

Better Posture and Healthier Bones
Water aerobics gives you a full body workout. By improving your flexibility and muscle strength, you’ll find yourself standing taller and sitting with better posture. Additionally, bone density can be improved by participating in high impact exercise, which can be found in aqua aerobics.

Weight Loss and Ongoing Motivation
Regularly participating in any exercise program can help promote weight loss, which improves your overall health. When you enjoy what you’re doing and the results you’re seeing, you are much more likely to stick to your exercise program in the long run. In turn, this consistency is what helps you receive all of the great health benefits that aqua aerobics has to offer.

Choose from a Variety of Aqua Aerobics Classes

YMCA of Southern Nevada offers a diverse selection of aqua aerobics classes to help you achieve your fitness goals:

  • Arthritis Splash – A no-impact way to improve your joint mobility and overall fitness
  • AquaFit – A low-impact workout that works on cardiovascular conditioning, strength training and flexibility
  • Aqua Zumba – A fun way to enjoy a safe, but challenging, workout that offers cardio conditioning and body toning
  • Power Aqua Fitness – A higher impact workout focused on improving power and endurance with circuit training


The Y offers year-round aqua aerobics at our indoor pool facilities. To view upcoming classes, check out our current class schedule. If you’re ready to become a YMCA member, contact us to get started, or visit www.lasvegasymca.org/membership-join.

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