just looking at times etc for local pool. the low intensity beginners classes actually run at a time suitable to me. is once a week really enough? should i add some basic swimming in once or twice a week as well?
I used to do this before local pool closed last year - its brilliant excercise as you can work it as hard as you want to without lots of weight on your joints.
But like any kind of work out, once a week is not enough and for osteoparosis etc you should maybe do some load bearing stuff as well?
If you need low intensity then brisk walking with your chest out and arms swinging is the best thing and its free.
atm, i can go on thursday for normal swim as dh mum takes him to transplant clinic, but will need to check out the creche at the pool for dd3 or a regular sitter for an hour. not sure what other day i can do.
I can reccomend spinning classes. But make sure that you start off with a half hour beginners one
They are cycling classes on stationery bikes that have a freewheel. Basically you keep control of how fast you go or how hard it is to pedal - so you can tailor it to your own fitness level. Because it's cycling it's low impact on the joints but you may want to buy a gel saddle!
My instructor claims that a 45 minute class where you work flat out burns over 600 calories.