Keeping our hotel guests fit at the pool
Plannning a trip to Dubai? Do you aim to keep fit while on holiday? Like most of us, we work out to make sure we are bikini-ready for our vacations, but then when the long-awaited day finally arrives we completely ditch our routines because of that little voice inside our heads saying “oh you’re on vacation, don’t worry about it!”
If you’ve worked so hard to get in shape, why let it all go to waste when you’re on holiday? With the growing list of classes, leisure activities and sports facilities most hotels offer these days, it’s really quite simple to make fitness a priority, stay in shape and have fun doing it all!
We at Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah love a good water workout. Something about exercising in the pool makes it feel like less of a task, and more like playtime! With that in mind, our wonderful Recreation Team began offering Aqua Aerobics.
Aqua aerobics, also called water aerobics is not necessarily a new or revolutionary workout, however it can be performed very differently from place to place and is a great way to stay in shape whilst still having fun. That being said, it can be considered a low to mid-level workout depending on how it is taught and performed. Here at Kempinski The Palm Jumeirah, we tailor it to our guests' needs!
The class is essentially the same as aerobics, however as it is performed in chest-deep water, it is easier on your joints. The water offers natural resistance, which helps strengthen your muscles and burn fat at the same time. In addition, being in the water also increases lung capacity as you are forced to put in more effort due to the pressure of the water. Another great benefit is that aqua aerobics will improve your flexibility in the long run as being in the water gives you a wider-range of motion while performing difficult stretches.
Here at our beachside resort, sessions take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11.30am (depending on the weather conditions) at our outdoor swimming pool alongside the Palm Jumeirah lagoon. With the music pumping, get your heart rate going whilst our instructors guide you through the movements – and don’t forget to wear a comfortable and secure bathing suit to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions!