Aqua fitness classes allow you to exercise every muscle and every joint in your body all at the same time. Anyone, no matter your age, can perform water aerobics. Water causes your body to be buoyant, thus causing less strain and stress on your joints and muscles. Don't worry, though, you still get the maximum work out when you perform aqua fitness.
Shallow Water Classes
AFA-Arthritis Foundation Approved: Shallow end exercises set to music, designed to aid in pain relief, improve flexibility, range or motion and muscle strength. Light cardio included.
NEW! BackHab: Give you back a break with our newest class specifically targeting bad backs. Improve postural alignment, strength, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance.
Barre: Simple movements that will tone every muscle in the body. Lengthen, strengthen and improve your range of motion.
Circuits: Intense-move from station to station for strength and cardio!
Drills: This format combines strength and cardio in shallow & deep water. Intermediate swimming skills and goggles are required.
Fun & Games: A variety of fun fitness games that make you even forget you’re working out!
Flappers: Full-body cardio class with an emphasis on muscle development for arms & shoulders for older adults. Intensity adjusted for all with Gentle stretching.
Just Move It: Whether a beginner or veteran to water workouts, you'll be challenged with intervals, balance, strength and endurance training and a variety of activities. Your own pace class format, so jump in and just move it!
Meditation: Calm your mind & settle your body & focus on your breath.
Pilates & H20 Pilates: This class promises to strengthen your lower back and abs and increase overall flexibility.
Power: Fast paced cardio and resistance work and cool down. We promise to power up your workout. Suitable for all levels.
Soliod Gold/Yoga: Warm water and flotation devices assist in a restorative yoga practive providing support to open and relax joints and lengthen the spine into alignment. Breathing and fluid movement will promote a meditative quality to the practice...candles & music too!
Volleyball: Who says kids have all the fun? Come join us in the Warm Water Pool to play super soaked versions of volleyball. All skill levels welcome. Adults only.
Water Wonders: This class uses the ancient practices of Yoga and Tai Chi in a soothing warm water environment. Relaxing stretches and gentle poses will improve your balance and circulation-create flexibility and relieve stress.
Deep Water Classes
You don't need to be a swimmer, but must be comfortable in deep water.
All Tied Up: A high intensity interval training workout. Participants will run, swim and stride while tethered to the pool wall.
Joint Effort Deep: A SUPER cardio and resistance workout with special emphasis on maintaining joint integrity.
DWR (Deep Water Running): Runners-why not subtract from all of that joint pounding roadway mileage that you are accruing each week? Deep water running is the perfect runner's companion providing sports specific training with off-loading the joints.
Turbo Fin: It's finning kicked up a notch! A high intensity aerobic workout creating resistance by using swim fins
For The Athlete
Aqua Kick: Exercise in the water with a focus on kicking. Kicking in the water is a great cardio workout, muscle strengthening to your abs, back and legs, and even weight loss. The classes will do a variety kicking workouts for 45 minutes, with the use of fins, kickboards and a variety of other equipment.
Boxing: Train your body using underwater heavy bags for resistance in every plane of motion. This innovative format and equipment is straight from Italy and does not yet exist anywhere within the United States. Be first! Be strong! Intense format-be prepared to sweat!
Turbo Fin: It's finning kicked up a notch! A high intensity aerobic workout creating resistance by using swim fins.
Ride: Moderate to high intensity. You select the level. Water shoes required. Space is limited.
Cycle-Lates: Cardio & strength training all in one class! Combinations of Hydro-Spinning Intervals & Pilates.
Multiple Sclerosis Fitness (MS Fit)
MS Fit (Multiple Sclerosis Fitness): Exercise is essential for overall well-being. Research has shown that exercise can also help manage symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. These specialized programs focus on maintaining functional ability, improving balance, coordination, mobility, and range of motion and combat fatigue.
Fight Back UH20 for Parkinson's
Fight Back UH20 Held in the Warm Water Pool
Our YMCA is the only facility in the United States to offer an aquatic boxing class.
How Aquatic Boxing can help:
- Dramatically improves flexibility, range of motion, strength and balance.
- It is an ideal environment for balance training
- Participants are able to work on balance and gait training without fear of falling or injury "let's face it-the worst that can happen is you'll get wet"
UH20 is part of our Fight Back Against Parkinson's Program and is held exclusively in our Warm Water Pool.
Tsunami Balance Boards
Tsunami Balance Boards: A new way of working out...on water! Stabilization, endurance, strength & fun! This safe and fun workout is designed to grow core and joint stabilization, improve your over-all fitness level, prevent injury through increased proprioception, and burn calories.
For more information, contact Kathy Fisher 973 366 1120 x14 or firstname.lastname@example.org