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Splash! Gravity & levity: Belt out a water workout in any depth by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, CDE, RCEP, FACSM

Yoko Holcombe has been teaching water exercise at the Big Canoe Fitness Center in Jasper, Georgia, for 15 years. The facility’s swimming pool has shallow- and deep-water sections, and her longtime regular participants say they love the feeling of working out in the water with the support of a buoyancy belt. This equipment suspends an individual with feet off the bottom in shallow or deep depths. In this article, we'll explore the advantages of adding a buoyancy belt to exercise at any depth. Then we'll incorporate this equipment into an all-depths workout that includes different formats for variety and fun.

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