I don't know about you, but motivation to move is pretty low when it's 100 degrees outside. 

That makes sticking to fitness goals pretty difficult. 

So, maybe it's time to mix it up. Sure, there's the gym. But what about a good water workout? 

We like this idea so much we put together a list of five Tucson places you can workout in the pool. And we're not just talking the usual water aerobics. There's yoga on a paddle board contraption, water boot camp and more.

Give it a shot and let us know what you think. 

J-Wave Aqua Fitness


You can take yoga in the pool at the JCC. Sign us up. 

What: J-Wave Aqua Yoga and Fitness offers a low impact version of yoga, pilates and high intensity intervals for a high intensity workout on fit boards in the pool. There are two different classes: Aqua Yoga and Aqua Blast cardio and strength. Aqua Blast is a challenging body workout on fit boards to improve strength, balance, overall definition and endurance. 

When: Aqua Yoga is at 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays; Aqua Blast is 10:15 a.m. Sundays

Cost: $25; $20 members

Info: Click here

Water Fitness at the YMCA


Pick up these weights out of water and they're nothing, put them in water and they're almost impossible to lift. 

What: The YMCA has several options for getting fit in the water. Choose from Water Aerobics, Water Aerobics High Intensity, Aqua Boot Camp, Aqua Zumba and Synchronized Swimming classes. 

Aqua Boot Camp sounds especially hardcore. It's a high intensity, low impact workout that provides weight and resistance training to a high intensity beat. You'll work solo and in teams in deep and shallow water. 

Where: Northwest YMCA Pima County Community Center, 7770 N. Shannon Road 

When: 5:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 8 a.m. Saturday

Cost: You can download a free pass up to six times in one year. After that you can pay $10 to use the entire facility for a day if you don't want to purchase a membership. 

Info: Click here for info and schedules for all of the YMCA locations

Aquatic Exercise

What: High energy workout with modified movements for all skill levels. This class will get your heart pumping and your body moving.

Where: Poppkidz, 2045 W. Omar Drive

When: 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays (check-in starts at 6 p.m.)

Cost: $10, cash or check

Info: Click here

Lap swimming


Cody Lynn reaches for the wall upon completing a lap at the Marana public pool last summer. 

What: Most of the public pools have lap lanes roped off just for swimming laps. So, if group fitness isn't your thing, grab some goggles and swim for 30 minutes.

Where: Click here for city pool locations, here for county pools and here for Marana's pool.

When: Depends on the pool you're going to. Click on the links above for a schedule

Cost: $2 for city pools and $3 for county

Water Pilates

What: Pilates improves core strength, flexibility and balance and can help with back pain and other chronic ailments. In this class, you'll do Pilates movements in the water. 

Where: Oro Valley Aquatic Center, 23 W. Calle Concordia

When: 9:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Cost: $45 for 10 classes

Info: Click here

Angela Pittenger | This Is Tucson