Water biking is one of the best-kept secrets in fitness these days primarily because it is relatively new. However, this fun and invigorating exercise is gaining in popularity and studios are popping up in big cities.
What exactly is water biking?
The easiest way to describe water biking is to say that it is a spinning class underwater in a pool. Instructors conduct group classes that use static bikes with upbeat music and exercise routines. However, this is where the similarities end. For starters, water biking is a low-impact exercise, high-intensity workout that burns calories and tones the entire body. It also helps with active recovery from injuries, joint flexibility and there is a study that suggests it can reduce cellulite. 
The concept of biking underwater originated in Italy as a way to help patients rehabilitate during hospital stays. When they prescribed this type of therapy, doctors also noticed that patients improved their skin tone and reduced the appearance of cellulite.
Benefits of water biking
- You can burn up to 800kcal in a class
- Reduces cellulite
- Actively enhances blood flow
- Impact free on joints
- No soreness
- Reduces stress thus better sleep
- Improves cardiovascular endurance and increases breathing capacity
- Promotes flexibility and recovery
Additionally, a major benefit is how cycling makes you feel
Water biking in the UK
Aqua Fit Pro promise rapid results with their innovative aqua workouts that they hold at the Third Space luxury health clubs in London. Get a full body workout design to strengthen core, tone legs and arms while the buoyancy of the water will significantly reduce the impact on your body and prevent injuries.
Also based in London, Hydro Fit take your aqua fitness goals to a whole new level with a comprehensive programme tailored to your individual needs; including metabolic profiling, food intolerance testing and deep tissue massage. Each of their hydro-bike pods has a TV and wireless headphones – everything you need for an efficient and results driven underwater workout.
Outside of central London, Wet Bikes in Guildford have a traditional underwater spinning class or an express lunchtime class where you don’t even have to worry about getting your hair wet before heading back to the office.
If you prefer to cycle outside, you may be interested in the health benefits of cycling outdoors
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 Observational study carried out by Dr Philippe Blanchemaison for Waterbike®