Water exercise is an excellent workout for people of all ages, fitness levels and swimming abilities. Water offers 12 times the resistance of air, which helps improve muscle strength while being easy on the joints. Other benefits include improved cardiovascular performance and increased flexibility. The Y offers a variety of deep and shallow water classes which are free with a full YMCA membership.
Deep Water Classes (flotation belts used)
A high energy, aerobic, deep-water workout which uses vertical exercise to maximize resistance which results in a “core challenge” keeping your midsection toned and fit. Barbells and other resistive equipment used for toning segments. The water’s buoyancy improves circulation and protects joints making it an effective pre and post-natal exercise option.
H2O Cardio Core Fusion
This one hour deep water class will help you build a strong core from your shoulders to your hips, which helps you prevent back pain and gives you strong abs. Exercises are designed to strengthen and sculpt lean muscles using Yoga/Pilates moves while aerobic segment offers options for all fitness levels. Ideal class for effective pre-and post-natal exercise.
Shallow Water Exercise Classes
Power Punch & Splash
A shallow water class combines the intense resistance of water with powerful kickboxing moves with a combination of aerobic dance, strengthening and toning exercises. An energetic, fun , fat-burning class.
Exercise with your friends and make new ones in this water exercise class specifically designed for active older adults. Class includes gentle cardiovascular, toning and strengthening routines to keep you strong, healthy and active.
A more challenging program with higher intensity and more aerobic and strengthening components for beginner through moderate fitness levels.