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Water Aerobics. Aerobic water workouts incorporate a variety of rhythmic body movements and dance steps performed in the water.Programs vary from basic to advanced. In beginning programs, the participant learns to combine arm and leg movements in varying combinations. As water aerobics programs become more advanced, they incorporate more intricate dance and calisthenics movements. Water aerobics are usually led by a fitness instructor and may be performed with or without music.Water aerobics are conducted both in waist- to chest-deep water and in deep water (flotation devices are used in deep water). In some classes, equipment such as kick boards, woggles and hand buoys may be used. A typical water aerobic workout will last from 40 to 50 minutes, with the appropriate time devoted to warm-up, cool-down and stretching routines. Many aerobic water programs include a toning and strengthening component, as well as the aerobic portion. The main purpose of water aerobics is to improve cardiovascular conditioning.Because of the water's resistance, water exercise also can improve your strength and flexibility, leading to better muscular endurance and balance.