The Yucatan Peninsula is a magical coastline of crystalline waters with a turquoise hue that gently collides with powder soft white sands. Vacationers return every year to enjoy the alluring charm and irresistible appeal of Mexico collecting memories that were once dreams. Fun activities abound in this region, from visiting ancient ruins to luxury sailing, water sports, and fitness. Aqua fitness is a very popular activity too, which most resorts in the area offer.

In Cancun, water sports are one of the most popular pursuits for tourists and locals alike. Whether its jet skiing, swimming in a cenote, snorkeling in the ocean around colorful coral reefs, surfing the waves, kitesurfing, windsurfing, paddle boarding or fishing, there are activities to suit everyone.

But you don’t have to dive into the Caribbean Sea to get your feet wet.

Aqua fitness and water aerobics classes are available daily at Villa del Palmar Cancun Luxury Beach Resort & Spa. Visitors who love the tropical climate, but prefer fun activities in the pool rather than the ocean can participate with like-minded individuals within a group setting.

Aqua Fitness at Villa Del Palmar Cancun

Group of people doing aqua fitness

At Villa del Palmar Cancun, aqua fitness is a popular daily activity for guests that takes place in the main pool. Aerobics classes run for roughly 45 minutes incorporating 30 minutes of Zumba and 15 minutes of aerobics. With a combination of deep house music, Zumba music, merengue, salsa, and some electronic music to finish, water aerobics exercises at Villa del Palmar Cancun have a family-feel-good factor that brings guests together.

Participants form a large age group (20s+), though older adults are most likely to attend. For the over 50s, a less intense and slower paced routine is on offer.

During the low season, children between the ages of 4 and 12 can join in, adding to the entertainment. The exact science of choreography and dance takes a back seat in place of fun and enjoyment, with guests attending multiple times throughout their stay. The main pool has a participation level of between 20 and 60 people.

Water Workouts and Fitness Benefits

Woman working out in water

Working out in water is a highly effective means of gaining fitness and improving health. Participants who exercise in water use low impact resistance that doesn’t add stress to tendons and joints. As a result, participants can burn more calories without worrying about injury, aches or strains. Going easy on the joints means the partaker can work harder and raise their fitness levels.

Aqua fitness is particularly beneficial for people with arthritis or those who suffer from joint pain and poor mobility. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also encourage people to engage in physical exercise as part of a range of measures to control high blood pressure, reduce anxiety, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Engaging in group sports or activities gives participants added benefits. For example:

  • Motivation: Group exercise is great for drawing inspiration from those around you, driving you to improve and meet your goals.
  • Commitment: Exercising alone can be difficult, sometimes tedious. However, working out within a group and signing up for the next class helps keep that promise you made to yourself and others.
  • Make new friends: Joining an aerobics class such as aqua fitness is an excellent opportunity to meet new friends.
  • Be part of a community: Regular attendees become almost family.
  • Variety: Instructors will often change the routine to prevent classes from becoming monotonous. New muscle groups will be given a workout as a result, and overall fitness will improve.
  • More fun: Research has proven that working out in a group setting is more enjoyable and can increase serotonin levels, one of the main hormones linked to feelings of well-being and happiness.

Furthermore, exercising in water does wonders for mental health and has been proven to reduce stress, improve sleep, and boost self-esteem. The calming waters can lower rates of depression and anxiety, which in turn improves heart health and overall wellness.

Other Water Activities

It’s not only water aerobics and Zumba that’s on offer at Villa del Palmar Cancun. For more active guests, the hotel includes water polo and pool volleyball in their program of activities. Combine aqua fitness with fun competitive sports and join other guests for an exhilarating workout before relaxing with an after-match cocktail chatting to new friends. Water polo and pool volleyball are available up to four times per week, and like aqua fitness, free of charge for guests.

Recharge and Reenergize

Woman swimming

Many people like to treat themselves after a workout. Guests can recharge and reenergize with healthy snacks, smoothies, or even a cocktail from the bar. Book a treatment at the Village Spa located within the complex and continue to enjoy everything Villa del Palmar Cancun has to offer.

Better Lifestyle Choice, Now and in the Future

Attending aqua fitness at Villa del Palmar Cancun can help kick-start your exercise regime and motivate you to lead a healthier lifestyle. Many guests take their experiences home and continue attending similar classes at local sports centers and swimming pools.

Physical activity is essential for good health and well-being. From elite athletes training for competitive action to ordinary members of the public taking a gentle stroll in the park enjoying nature, exercise is good for everyone.