5 Moves You Can Do In a Pool

You know that big body of water in your backyard also known as your pool you’ve been lounging and drinking by all summer? It’s a great place to relax, socialize and play with your kids, sure, but it’s also an awesome spot to get in a quick workout without having to drive to a gym or fitness studio. You know that laps of freestyle or breaststroke can burn serious calories, but did you know you can firm up underwater? Try these five moves and score some serious results before you head back to your lounge chair to finish your summer read.

What You Need For This Workout Wednesday: 3-5lb dumb bells (optional)

What To Do For This Workout Wednesday:

20 Jumping Jacks
ProTip: Cup your hands or grab weights to maximize resistance and results

One Minute of High Knee Runs

Heel Touches
ProTip: Make it harder with weights or by going to the deep end. When you’re in the deep end, keep your core tight to keep your head above water.

One Minute of the Charleston

That super-fun move you busted out at your last Roaring 20s party can be used in your pool, too.

Repeat three times

Crunched for time? Every little bit counts, especially in the summer. On Wednesdays this summer, lipulse.com will be giving you quick, five-step workouts so you can maximize your time and results.

beth ann clyde

beth ann clyde

Beth Ann Clyde is a Digital Editor of Long Island Pulse. Have a story idea or just want to say hello? Email bethann@lipulse.com or reach out on Twitter @BAClyde.