The properties of water will bring a new dynamic to your workout. The resistance of the water strengthens your muscles as you push and pull your body through the water. While moving at top speed, or any speed, your body weight is supported by the buoyancy of the water, so you reduce the impact on your joints as you improve your cardiovascular fitness.
Led by trained YMCA Instructors, these classes offer a host of benefits for all fitness levels, and you'll appreciate the ability to control the intensity by modifying surface area, speed, and force of movements.
Aqua: Baby You are welcome to bring your baby with you to any of our Aqua:Shallow classes (we no longer host a specific Aqua:Baby class). Enjoy your water workout with your baby! We'll target core muscle strength, abs and arms in an Aquatic Fitness class while your baby safely sits in one our our floating dolphin seats in the water beside you. Babies must be able to hold their head up to participate and should be no older than 3 years of age.
Aqua: Motion (Leisure Pool): Let the water ease you! Gentle stretching, range of motion & mobility exercises for muscle or joint injuries, post-surgery recovery or arthritis. Calming music to help you relax. Enjoy our sauna afterwards!
Aqua: Gentle (Leisure Pool): Learn basic moves to create the whole new aquatic experience that focuses on techniques to improve posture, breathing, flexibility, core stabilization, coordination and muscular endurance using the soothing properties of the water.
Aqua: Shallow (Lane Pool): Increase your cardiovascular strength, endurance, flexibility and muscle tone with the benefits of low impact exercise! Swimming skills are not required and there is no need to get your hair wet! 45 minute classes are set at a beginner to intermediate pace; 30 minute classes are set at an intermediate to advanced pace. You are welcome to bring your baby with you to these classes - please see Aqua:Baby description above.
Aqua: Deep (Lane Pool - deep end): Excellent core strengthening (abdominals & back), in a no impact, high endurance environment! Flotation belts are used for support. Set at an intermediate to advanced pace. Must be comfortable in deep water.
Aqua: Run (Lane Pool - deep end): This class provides a great alternative workout with lots of variety for runners, triathletes and anyone looking for a new way to improve fitness levels. It is a combination of cardiovascular strength and endurance and provides the opportunity for VO2 max training. Participants will be tethered to a lane rope for resistance training and wear a swim belt for support to allow for focus on muscle efficiency and use of the water as a training tool.