Swimming has proven to do wonders for the body – but do you need to be the perfect swimmer? It’s been said that swimming is most effective for burning calories, boosting metabolism, and firming all muscles in your body all without the pressure on your joints. Seems like the wonder work-out to me!
Living in the bustling city is always hard to find a decent pool and swimming advice on how to get the best out of your time. The initial costs involved however, unlike some of these fad sports/activities doesn’t require much - a simple swim suit, hat and goggles and you’re away.
Magueritte O Malley, personal trainer & swimming instructor at TLC in Dublin 2says ‘An easy swim can make you burn around 500 calories an hour; it’s easy to achieve a higher level of course, based on how vigorous you are with your exercises. “Water is much denser than air, each kick, push, and pull is like a mini resistance workout for your entire body— especially your core, hips, arms, shoulders, and glutes”