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Make the Pool Your Gym, 2nd Edition: No-Impact Water Workouts for Getting Fit, Building Strength, and Rehabbing from Injury (Paperback)
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Make a splash in your fitness journey with this easy-to-use, step-by-step guide to pool aerobics from best-selling fitness author Dr. Karl Knopf.
Once used primarily for rehabilitation and exercise for seniors, water exercise has been proven to build strength, improve cardiovascular fitness and burn calories for people of all ages—all without the strain and trauma of land-based activities. With step-by-step instructions and clear photos, this flexible training tool will introduce you to the no-impact, total-body benefits of water exercise, including:
- Improving muscular strength
- Increasing flexibility
- Enhancing cardiovascular fitness
- Alleviating pain
- Rehabilitating injuries
- And more!
Whether you’re a non-swimmer, an elite athlete, or someone with a chronic condition, Make the Pool Your Gym shows how to create an effective and efficient workout best suited to your needs.
About the Author
Dr. Karl Knopf has been involved in the health and fitness of older adults and the disabled for more than forty years. During this time he has worked in almost every aspect of the industry, from personal training and therapy to consultation.
While at Foothill College, Karl was the coordinator of the Adaptive Fitness Technician Program and Lifelong Learning Institute. He taught disabled students and undergraduates about corrective exercise. In addition to teaching, Karl developed the “Fitness Educators of Older Adults Association” to guide trainers of older adults. Currently Karl is a director at the International Sports Science Association and is on the advisory board of PBS’s Sit and Be Fit show.
In his spare time he has spoken at conferences, authored many articles, and written numerous books on topics ranging from water workouts to fitness therapy. He was a frequent guest on both radio and print media on issues pertaining to senior fitness and the disabled.