Rooftop pool at Gateway on a sunny day.

Top Swimming Pool Workouts for the Summer in NYC

Jun 11, 2023

Stay cool and energized this summer with refreshing aquatic workouts that allow you to exercise while enjoying the sparkling waters of our outdoor pool. These unique workouts combine cardio and resistance training, providing a diverse fitness experience. At Gateway Luxury Apartments in New York City, we are committed to offering our residents a wide range of fitness options.

Let's dive into the top swimming pool workouts you can incorporate into your fitness routine.

  • Aqua Jogging: An excellent low-impact workout, ideal for injury recovery and cardiovascular fitness. Secure a flotation belt around your waist and start jogging in the water.

  • Pool Planks: Boost core strength with pool planks. Use a pool noodle: hold it vertically, press it into the water, lean on it, and hold for 1-2 minutes. It's challenging and fun!

  • Leg Lifts: Work your abs and legs with leg lifts. Stand in the shallow end, hold onto the pool's edge, keep your back straight and slowly lift your legs to hip level. Lower and repeat for 10-15 reps.

  • Breaststroke: One of the best full-body exercises, the breaststroke, works your shoulders, back, legs, and core. Plus, it can burn around 200 calories in 30 minutes!

  • Aqua Yoga: Practicing yoga in the water is refreshing and more challenging due to the water's instability. This unique twist to your yoga practice will enhance balance and flexibility.

  • Treading Water: A simple but effective cardio and muscle toning exercise. Try intervals of fast and slow treading for an intense aquatic HIIT workout.

Swimming workouts offer something for everyone, regardless of fitness level or experience. They provide gentle, low-impact alternatives on joints, perfect for those who want to maintain their fitness regimen while minimizing strain.

At Gateway, we understand that exercise shouldn't be a chore. That's why our top-notch amenities include a stunning outdoor pool, where you can enjoy one of these fantastic aquatic workouts. You'll have a full-body workout that feels more like a refreshing dip. Dive into a healthier lifestyle with Gateway's top-tier amenities to make fitness enjoyable and achievable.

Ready to dive into an active lifestyle where fitness meets comfort? We invite you to tour our pet-friendly luxury apartments and witness firsthand the exceptional fitness facilities, including our outdoor pool. Contact us today and see how Gateway, in Battery Park, redefines the fitness lifestyle.