Question by  rajeshrocky88 (8)

Is the Water Gym workout good for people with bad knees?

My mom is interested in getting fit but she has really bad knees.


Answer by  mella (90)

Water gym workouts are the best for people with bad knees or leg problems because you are virtually weightless in water. This takes the preassure of gravity off of your knees and legs. Athletes who have hurt their legs actually participate in water gym workouts for therapy to help them.


Answer by  mrsshelast (899)

A water work out would be perfect for your Mom if she has ban knees. A water work out is low impact and won't cause her pain.


Answer by  rhelt (461)

Yes. A water gym workout is ideal for overweight people as well as those with bad knee joints. The water decreases the effect of body weight on the joints.


Answer by  Brett (7986)

Absolutely yes. The Water Gym workout doesn't allow the pounding on the knees in which running does on hard pavement.


Answer by  MelindaS (1694)

Any kind of aquatic exercises are generally recommended for people with knee pain. There is less pressure on the knees because your feet are not pounding on any kind of surface.


Answer by  Leah73 (71)

Yes! She should go into a swimming pool and walk through water back and forth, back and forth, on her own speed. Also she should stretch and bend her knee while holding onto the pool's edge.


Answer by  RCishollywood (190)

Yes! There are many exercises in the water to build up cardio. The water helps alot for people with bad knees because there is almost no impact on the joints. If she was to go on a tred mill or any weight bearing machine her knees would take a tole. I would also tell her to use the Eliptical.


Answer by  Bob8478 (1040)

People with bad knees often benefit from a water gym workout. They benefit because the workout is so low impact. Water creates a reasonable amount of resistance and does not produce the same amount of shock as running, cycling, and other high impact aerobic excercises. The water gym is a great alternative to other forms of cardio.

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