Fat-Burning Exercises: Pool Workouts

Splash Your Way Slim

Water workouts aren’t just for synchronized swimmers or grannies in swim caps. These six routines will help you cool off and get toned from head to toe

Just-Add-Water Workouts

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Instead of scratching a workout off your to-do list on a scorching hot day and penciling in a dip in the pool, submerge your workout in the water with you. From jogging to yoga, many dry-land exercise routines can be performed in the pool. The bonus: Water provides added resistance, forcing your core muscles to constantly work at keeping you upright and balanced. Plus, water is soothing and easy on your joints, making pool workouts perfect for anyone recovering from injury. Here, experts share six water workouts that will help you beat the heat while still feeling the burn.

More: It doesn’t take endless laps—or even getting your hair wet—to slim down at your local beach, pool, or water park. Try these 21 moves and see what we mean.