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What are the benefits of Liquid Cardio?

May 10th, 2022 | 3 min. read

By Jen Azevedo


What are the Benefits of Liquid Cardio?


Paseo Club has something for everybody. Liquid Cardio class is a dynamic and fun form of water aerobics that members love. Liquid Cardio combines the natural resistance of water with your bodyweight and water weights to make a great class that helps you stay active. Liquid Cardio is taught to members ages 12 and up and is available to people of all skill levels.


What Does a Liquid Cardio Class Look Like?

Liquid Cardio is a one-hour class taught by a top instructor at the club’s resort-quality pool. In a supportive setting, members are led in a series of warm-ups, cardio and strength-training exercises, and a cool-down. You will use both your own body and free weights to tone and strengthen. Classes can be as mild or as intense as you want them to be. As you get stronger, you can increase the degree of challenge to meet your current level.


How Does Liquid Cardio Help Me Get Fit?

Water offers a safe environment that creates natural resistance when you are active. Water can actually be as much as 42 times more resistant than air, making it a perfect medium for training. Exercising in the pool automatically engages muscles as you move thereby increasing your coordination, agility, balance, flexibility, and strength. The Liquid Cardio class targets your core, legs, glutes, arms, and back making it a comprehensive full-body workout.


Liquid Cardio is especially great for heart health. As we age it is more important than ever to work our heart muscles and boost blood circulation. Regular aerobic exercise has been linked to helping lower a person’s blood pressure and resting heart rate.


Liquid Cardio also enhances your metabolism. Just one class of Liquid Cardio can burn 400-500 calories. This helps with weight loss and getting to, or maintaining, your target weight.


Ache-Free Exercise

Many people find that as they age, they have joint pain, arthritis, or injuries that limit movement. Typical activities such as running, biking, and aerobics can exacerbate those aches and pains. This can deter people from exercising which is not what is best for overall long-term health.


Liquid Cardio is a low-impact program that minimizes stress and strain on your body. Attending Liquid Cardio class can help members be able to move with a full range of motion. The water mitigates gravity and increases your body’s buoyancy making it easy on the joints. In fact, many members have found that they have less joint pain after attending classes regularly. This helps them be able to enjoy more activities, have a better quality of life, and sleep more soundly. So, if you have been avoiding exercising because you ache too much afterward, come to Liquid Cardio so you can feel great during class and after.


Increasing Safety in Daily Life

The Liquid Cardio program is a great choice for those struggling with balancing issues. Water helps support the body creating safer conditions for exercising and minimizing the chance of falling. Water aerobics helps members boost coordination and have more physical control, which increases safety and injury prevention out of the water too.


Members in recovery from injuries such as falls or hip replacements often enjoy the class as well. Because Liquid Cardio class is so gentle on the joints, it can be a great addition to your physical therapy program. Performing movements like arm raises or water jogging can be pain-free and speed along your recovery. (Make sure to ask your care provider before joining class).


What if I am a Beginner? What if I am Not a Strong Swimmer?

That is ok! Though the class is taught in the pool, it is not a swimming class and no swimming is required. If you are new to fitness or water aerobics, that is also no problem. The movements taught in Liquid Cardio class can be scaled or adjusted to meet you right where you are. All levels are welcome.


Liquid Cardio is Fun!

No one comes to exercise class (at least not more than once) if it is boring, dull, or repetitive. At Liquid Cardio class, you can get fit, stay fit, and have fun — all in one hour. Enjoy the upbeat and encouraging instructors, see some of your friends and neighbors, and enjoy the lively music as you jog, kick, and curl your way to fitness!


Social Benefits

There is nothing like a fun class of Liquid Cardio to build comradery and connections in the pool. Catch up with old friends and make new ones at Paseo Club. After class, stop in the café for a drink or a healthy snack and take that opportunity to relax and visit. A morning spent laughing and sharing stories with others is always time well spent.


How Do I Sign Up?

Liquid Cardio is offered year-round in the delightful 82-degree junior Olympic pool at the Paseo Club. It is taught six days per week at 9:15 am Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and at 9 am Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Simply open your Paseo Club app for easy sign-up. If you’d like more information about becoming part of the club, email:

Reserve your spot today!

Jen Azevedo

Jen Azevedo is a tennis professional, pickleball professional, personal trainer, group exercise instructor, and the general manager of the Paseo Club. She loves the community at the Paseo Club and that it is also a safe and fun place for her daughter. Jen’s favorite activities are joining her tribe for trail races or her partners for tennis matches. Occasionally Jen slows down to relax with a book — she reads over 100 a year!