If you’re feeling good about your workouts and would like a new routine, try aquatic fitness! Not only is it a ton of fun, but it offers many benefits that land fitness doesn’t offer. Aquatic fitness allows you to work every muscle and every joint at the same time. Water is also 829 times denser than air, allowing for greater resistance, with a lower risk of injury than exercising on land. Another great benefit of aquatic fitness is the temperature of the water is constantly cooling off your body while you are exercising, allowing you to work hard and not overheat. Anyone at any age can participate in an aquatic fitness class and still get an awesome workout. The water causes your body to be buoyant causing minimum strain and maximum workout. Here at Fike, we offer three different aquatic fitness classes during the week; Aqua Groove, Deep Water Fitness, and 30/30.
Below are descriptions from our awesome instructors who teach these classes:
Check out this new twist on water! We now offer an Aqua Groove class. This class consists of splashing, clapping, dancing, exercising and LOTS of laughter! The class involves intertwining dance and exercise moves to give you a medium impact workout. Because we are dancing, on some days we’ll spice up the class with props such as hats or clappers. When there’s a need for a tougher workout we’ll even include weights. If you are skeptical about whether or not you’ll actually get a workout in the water , I DARE you to come! So come shake your rump and splash your way into shape!
Aqua Groove is taught by Quaya on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 AM
Deep Water Fitness:
Deep Water Fitness is an intense aquatic workout in the diving tank. The workout focuses mostly on cardio while adding in muscle workouts with weights, noodles, kick boards, and gloves. We hit every muscle in the body such as legs, abs, arms, shoulders, etc. while performing some sort of cardio. Treading water is equivalent to running but so much more fun! You can burn 11 calories while treading water per minute, so that means that you can burn more than 500 calories and tone muscles with this fun 45 minute workout.
Deep Water Fitness is taught by Michaela, who is a certified lifeguard and very experienced in water and with fitness on Friday morning’s at 7:45 AM.
30/30 is a great class for entry-level up to advanced swimmers! We talk about and apply swimming techniques and injury prevention while pursuing a specific focus every day- whether it’s a distance, technique, or individual stroke. The class is aimed to create more comfortable and faster swimmers. The second half of the class is strength on Mondays and either a run or stationary bike on Wednesdays. It’s an informal class where discussion is encouraged because swimming is not a listen and do it exercise, so come out and meet new people and get into a new exercise with people who love the sport!
30/30 is taught by Carl, a certified USA Swimming and USA Triathlon coach who has also qualified for the USA Triathlon World Championships and Team USA. This class is taught on Mondays and Wednesdays at 3:00 PM!
All Aquatic Fitness classes meet in the Lap Pool (Deep Water Fitness meets in the dive tank). Be sure to bring a towel, water and be prepared for a great workout!
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