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Top 3 Reasons Why White Water Rafting on the Ocoee River is the Perfect Workout

Our white water rafting trips are not only a fun adventure, but they offer a perfect workout as you navigate down the Ocoee River! While it’s certainly not necessary to be an athlete to enjoy white water rafting, you’ll be surprised how many muscles you use when paddling along with your family and friends! Here are the top 3 reasons why white water rafting on the Ocoee River is the perfect workout:

1. Utilizes Core Muscle Groups

While white water rafting with our professional guides, you’ll be working together as a team to paddle through the rapids of the Ocoee River! The recurring cross-body motion of paddling uses many of the core muscle groups, including the abs, the obliques, and the groin! After just an hour on the river, you’ll also be able to strengthen your deltoids, biceps, triceps, and quads! This is because paddling through the swift current can feel a bit like the resistance on an exercise machine. If you want to create a workout routine before your rafting adventure, check out our top exercises to help prepare for white water rafting on the Ocoee River!

2. Excellent Cardiovascular Benefits

people white water raftingAnother top reason why white water rafting on the Ocoee River is the perfect workout is that it offers excellent cardiovascular benefits! Our most popular trip, the Middle Ocoee Whitewater Rafting Trip, features 5 miles of continuous class III and IV whitewater with over 17 major rapids. Since you’ll be in perpetual motion, this trip offers a full-fledged cardio workout that helps burn fat and calories! The best part is that you’ll hardly notice, as the enjoyment of white water rafting far outweighs any physical strain! As a bonus, you’ll be boosting endorphins that help stimulate your body and mind!

3. Little to No Sweating

Along with swimming, white water rafting is one of the few physical activities where you’ll never even break a sweat! While navigating down the Ocoee River, you’ll get soaked with plenty of large waves and challenging rapids! The constant spray of cool water will keep your body comfortable, which is something no gym in the world can offer! You might even be a bit cool while joining us on our spring and fall trips, so you’ll want to wear a wool, fleece, or polyester top and pants. Of course, our summer guests are perfect in a bathing suit, shorts, and a t-shirt!

About Our White Water Rafting Trips

raftingOur white water rafting trips on the Ocoee River have been named “the nation’s most popular”, as they are fun and challenging excursions that are fun for all ages! Our trips run through a spectacular gorge in the Cherokee National Forest, so the scenery is nearly as breathtaking as rafting itself! As if that doesn’t sound good enough, a dam controls the powerful flow of the river which guarantees a trip full of non-stop action! Anyone who is at least 12 years old can join the adventure, so bring the whole family along to create some amazing memories!

Check out all of our professionally guided rafting trips today to make your plans to experience white water rafting on the Ocoee River! We look forward to seeing you soon!