When planning new recreation centers, the types and number of pools need to be carefully taken into consideration. Different activities and water sports require different pool shapes and have different regulations. This May 2017 blog post from Athletic Business discusses the advantages and the growing trend of aquatic training:
“Besides the novelty of a new location and a new challenge, some instructors attribute the growing popularity to the restorative power of water on aching joints and sore muscles.
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“When you bring it into the pool you can still have the intensity without the same level of compressive forces to the joints, so you can do it more frequently and not feel as beat up,” said Rob Glick of Life Time Fitness.”