I'm having a hard time to keep up with the routine. Now that most of my colleagues are on leave I can work my regulars hours and exercise on time, but I'm getting a bit lethargic about waking up early to swim. I'm doing 6-8 miles on the treadmill.
kind of a full body workout, isolated movements of the body repeated, help to tone, burn fat, build strength. some stretching interspersed, but i find myself enjoying that it is closer to a gym kind of workout than a yoga class.
Sounds like a good exercise. I find it really rewarding when you like what you are doing. I did swim for so many years and just the though of the water and the feelings after were enough to get me going for so long. But now I'm sort of stuck. That was my main exercise for most of my life. I need to find another one soon.
Went to the gym today and exercised for one hour or so in the swimming pool. I'm trying some intense hydro exercises. I was surprised to see that I can actually work out with rubber 'weights' even more effectively.
For me swimming for one hour does burn a lot of calories and it helps if you want to gain some muscle mass.