Aquatic fitness can be a high intensity, low impact form of exercise that has numerous benefits, including:
- improve cardiovascular fitness
- easy on your joints
- can add variety to your exercise toolbox (cross training) – an alternate to walking the streets, going to the gym or your regular routine
- an ideal way to start an exercise regime. It is easy to vary the exercise to suit different levels of fitness and we offer different classes for different needs.
- assist with weight loss
- build strength and flexibility
- improve core stability
- decrease stress
- help manage depression.
If you have a niggling injury and walking, running, jogging, pilates or gym is aggravating it you may need to alter your exercise for a while. Water is a great option used by track and field athletes to maintain fitness and endurance while injured.
Did you know? If you think that a water-based, low impact exercise program must be for wusses, think again! Researchers at the University of New Mexico report that deep-water running burns 11.5 calories a minute, about the same rate as a 9 minute/mile road run (approx. 6 min/km or approx.. double walking speed). Sounds pretty good doesn’t it!
We have a number of group classes that offer a variety of fitness options that are suited to all ability levels – from the beginner to the very fit. We have both:
- shallow water options – for those who preferred to stay grounded we have shallow water aqua fitness classes. These incorporate aerobic exercise, core, strengthening, stability and stretching. A complete exercise option in one class
- deep water options – for those that don’t mind the deeper more challenging route we have deep water options. Deep water exercise is used for cross training in track and field, in injury rehab, return to exercise after injury /surgery. It is a great cross training option for any athlete, gym goer or for the overweight person starting their journey.
Before your first solo session in the pool, we will need to assess your abilities. This may be as simple as a quick session with a personal trainer or exercise physiologist, or a longer session with a physio to fully assess your needs. Once you have a program, you can use the pool by yourself within specified hours. Please contact us to discuss and address your individual needs.
If you don’t like the idea of a cold outdoor pool then you will be pleasantly surprised that we operate out of two indoor pools at the Aspley clinic:
- one heated to a neutral warmth (34°C) mainly used for slower/moderate exercise, pain management, strengthening, stretching and for a lot of our special needs kiddies
- one heated to approximately 30°C (just slightly cool when you first get in) mainly used for a higher level workout.
It’s indoors, undercover, plenty of parking and … you can keep your hair dry!!!
For details on our classes or for an update on our demonstration classes contact us .