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Pool Exercises



Hip Abduction

Standing while holding on to the side of the pool, with leg slightly behind other leg, lift leg straight out to the side.


Mini Squats

Holding on to the side of the pool while standing with your feet directly under your hips, squeeze your butt and slowly drop your hips back while slowly bending your knees to lower your body.


Leg Curls

While keeping your hips and shoulders in line, bring your heel to your backside. Make this exercise more challenging with a pool noodle.



With your feet directly under your hips and back straight, alternate driving your knee up in front of you.


Hip Extension

Standing while holding on to the side of the pool, with the leg completely straight, bring it back behind you and squeeze your butt


Step Ups

Use the pool steps for the exercise and practice keeping your leg straight while stepping up with the opposite leg. Keep your core engaged throughout.



Step forward with one leg, lowering your hips until both knees are bent at about a 90 degree angle. Gently scull the water for balance and keep the core engaged.


Jumping Jacks

Move your arms and legs together all the way out and all the way in while keeping your back straight.


Squat Jumps

Sit back into a squat and then explosively leap into the air while extending your arms overhead.



Aquatic jogging is a lot easier on the joints and gentle sculling can aid in balance. Make sure you squeeze your stomach and butt tight while engaging in this exercise.

Dr. Bri Wyatt

PT, DPT, CSCS at Berman Physical Therapy
Bri received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. She is originally from the Chicago area where she was born and raised. She earned her Bachelor's of Science in Biology with a minor in chemistry from the University of Missouri Kansas City.

In her time away from the clinic, Bri has a very active lifestyle and a passion for animals. She is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, as well as a former division 1 college softball player. She also owns her own personal zoo consisting of 2 tortoises, 2 ball pythons, 4 geckos and 2 cats! She is excited to explore her new home here in SWFL.
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