Group Water Fitness Classes

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WENDY SHUTTY
Fitness Director
wendy@saymca.org

 

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This class is recommended for beginners who are new to water workouts (or exercise in general), older active adults, or those who simply want a more gentle water workout. In addition to the gentle cardio and muscle conditioning work, this class emphasizes increasing one’s mobility, range of motion and balance, all to benefit daily activity function and fall prevention.

 

AquaFIT

This shallow water class is a beginner/intermediate level class, yet provides an effective workout.  Using the water’s resistance and any equipment the instructor plans for, the moves work on cardio and muscle conditioning.  Some of the moves may be choreographed for the fun of it!

 

SplashBurner

This class is mostly a shallow water class, but the deep water may also be used (your choice).  The workout is vigorous to high intensity.  Using the water’s resistance and any equipment the instructor plans for, the moves work on cardio and muscle conditioning.  Some of the moves may be choreographed for the fun of it!

 

Deep Water

This class is for those with the ability to suspend themselves in deep water (only 5 feet) for an extended period of time. This continuous suspension (wearing an aqua belt or noodle) adds a different dimension to the workout, and no stress on one’s joints! It still uses the water’s resistance and any equipment the instructor plans for to work on cardio and muscle conditioning.  (The aqua belt is not made as a life-saving device.)

 

Aqua Zumba®

Every Wednesday and Friday evening, Aqua Zumba® routines are now interspersed with the existing SplashBurner format (see SplashBurner class description).  Aqua Zumba® is where moves/rhythms from regular land Zumba® classes are adapted/modified for Zumba® dance-fitness in the water.  The description below explains regular LAND Zumba®, to help you understand what is being brought to the water.

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