The AquaJogger is a supportive flotation belt with many uses including fitness, training and therapy purposes. AquaJogger jog belts are designed to suspend your body at shoulder level in the water. These flotation belts give you the opportunity to perform typical land-based activities under water – such as jogging or even cross-country skiing. AquaJogger belts offer a safe alternative to harsh land-based activities by reducing impact on the joints and increasing resistance on the muscles.
Myriad factors can affect how buoyant a person is in the water, including body fat percentage and muscle density. A person with a lower body fat percentage will tend to sink, and therefore may need a swim belt with extra buoyancy. Someone who is pregnant or has a higher body fat percentage will not need that same high degree of buoyancy from their belt, but may need more lower back support. Thankfully, there are numerous models of AquaJogger belts to accommodate everyone’s needs – such as the Classic, Fit, Pro and more. The design of your AquaJogger determines its function, so choosing the correct belt is important in order to get the most out of your aquatic exercise endeavour.
What’s the Difference?
For “Average” Users
Although I’m sure you’re much more than average, these belts are suited to new users and those that fall in the “normal” body weight range.
For the average individual, the Classic belt for women and Pro belt for men are generally a great fit. The Pro belt is 30% more buoyant than the original Classic AquaJogger belt, accounting for men’s typically-lower body fat percentage. Both of these belts have a raised back arch which causes core muscles to engage, adding to your workout.
For Active Folks
The belts below are designed with maximum buoyancy and are shaped to contour athletic bodies.
For an athletic person with a lower body fat percentage, the Fit belt for women or Pro Plus belt for men are ideal choices. The Fit belt is generally designed for fit, short-waisted women. It has tapered sides for comfort around the hips and more buoyancy than the Classic belt. The Pro Plus is great for men with a very low body fat percentage and for others who tend to sink in the water. It is 50% more buoyant than the Classic belt. Like the Classic and Pro belts, the above models also engage core muscles for a better workout in the water.
For Larger Waistlines
Designed for pregnancy and weight loss, the AquaJogger Shape relieves back pain and is designed to make vertical positioning easier.
For those whom have wider waists and/or higher body fat percentages, the Shape belt for women and the Shape Pro belt for men work well. They both evenly distribute buoyancy, and have a lower arch to assist in maintaining vertical posture in the water. These belts are also great for pregnant women and people suffering from lower back pain as they take pressure off of the back.
The Classic and Active belt are unisex, so anyone can choose to go this route if unsure about which belt to choose. The Classic is height and weight proportionate and therefore is extremely versatile. The Active has a nylon belt that does not stretch and is thought to be the most economical model for more active individuals.
For The Kids
You dare not leave them out! This belt is perfect for beginning swimmers.
The AquaJogger Junior belt is intended for children as a learn-to-swim aid, and is designed for anyone 90 pounds or under. It is great for helping children to feel more comfortable and independent in the water. Beyond that, the AquaJogger Jr. promotes proper alignment which can be highly beneficial to children in the early learning stages of swimming lessons.
While everyone’s body type is slightly different, AquaJogger has designed a wide range of swim belts to accommodate everyone’s needs. Whether you are an athlete looking to take your swim training to the next level, or are pregnant and looking to decrease your lower back pain, AquaJogger makes a belt for you. The next step is to choose which belt is right for you and enjoy taking control of your aquatic fitness!