Tuesday, July 02 2019

Ready for Spring Training?  Who needs treadmills, bikes and weight rooms when you can get in the pool?  Fitmotivation has several follow-along aqua workouts that include programming for a variety of formats and fitness levels.  Whether you have Wi-Fi access or no Wi-Fi at your pool, there are several ways you can follow along in the pool with Fitmotivation workouts. 

No Wi-Fi?
Fitmotivation has been producing audio downloads since 2014.  There are currently 12 aqua workouts that include an audio download.  These workouts average 30-50 minutes and feature a variety of training, including Tabata, muscle conditioning, deep-water, mindful movement and equipment use. 
How do I use the audio downloads?
You can download the MP3 file off the site and store on your computer.  From there you can upload to an MP3 device or import into iTunes and sync onto your iPod, iPhone or iPad.  If for example you do not have a computer, but you have an iPad or iPhone consider downloading to iCloud, Drop Box, Google Drive or other similar services.  You simply need to have the file on a device so you can either connect with a wired speaker or with Bluetooth.  I have been using waterproof Bluetooth ear buds for the last 4 years and LOVE them.  The brand I use, Blue Ant Pump, is available on Amazon for under $25.00 and includes Prime 2-day shipping.  The Bluetooth ear buds allow you to follow along without getting your device in or near the water.

Cost of Audio Downloads
Audio downloads are available in the Fitmotivation store for $15.00 each.  Basic & Premium video subscribers receive a 50% discount ($7.50 each).  Premium subscribers get the FEATURED audio download FREE every month. 

Wi-Fi Access at Pool
Things just got a lot easier!  There are many ways to ‘plug & play’ and follow along.  If you have a private pool you can set up an iPad, computer monitor or Smart TV near the pool and follow along with the video.    If you do not have a private pool you can at least connect to the audio of the videos via Bluetooth without having to purchase or download the audio file. 

Cost of Videos
The videos are only available as streaming in the Fitmotivation video plans.  The Basic plan provides access to over 80 videos and is $14.95 a month.   The Premium plan provides access to over 120 videos and is  $24.95 a month. There is no commitment beyond a month and you can cancel at any time in your user account settings. 

Fitmotivation is an educational resource for fitness professional and therefore only select videos can be followed along with.   The other videos are filmed exclusively as educational resources for professionals. 

In addition to the 12 videos that include audio workouts, as featured in the Fitmotivation Store - the videos below can also be followed along with for personal exercise if you have access to Wi-Fi at your pool.

Lower Intensity/ Healthy Aging/ Mind & Body
H2O Functional Flow
Stretch Fusion 1
Stretch Fusion 2

Moderate Intensity/ Choreography/ Muscle conditioning
Aqua HIIT Bits
Circuit Overload
Disco Waves
Circuit h2o

Higher Intensity/ Deep Water/ Equipment
Seamless Deep
S'Wet Bootcamp
S’Wet Deep
Aqua X Core
Aqua X Power

Author: Mark Grevelding is the founder of Fitmotivation. He is also a training specialist and consultant with the Aquatic Exercise Association’s (AEA). Mark has been active in the fitness industry for 22 years as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, international presenter and a continuing education provider for AEA, AFAA & ACE.