This low-level aerobics class takes place in the warm water therapy pool. It incorporates cardiovascular conditioning, resistance training and balance work into one fun workout session.
Here’s our current schedule for this class:
Are you thinking about trying an aquatics class for the first time? Aqua Wave might just be the right fit for you. Check out the class profile below to learn more.
Aqua Wave Profile
Aqua Wave is a low-level aerobic fitness class taught in the warm water pool. It’s a great introduction to our aquatics programming. You’ll learn a little bit of everything – cardio, strength, and balance exercises – on a manageable level.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner skill level. This is a great class for beginner exercisers or those new to aquatic fitness. This class is low-impact and a good introduction to exercising in the water. Aqua Wave is also a great class to attend in between workouts. If you’re someone who doesn’t like to take rest days, try Aqua Wave for your down day.
Aquatics: This class is held in our warm water therapy pool at the aquatics center. Exercising in warm water promotes healing.
Aqua Wave is a therapeutic workout in our warm salt water therapy pool. The therapy pool depth ranges from 3.5 to 5 feet, so you will exercise with your head above water throughout the class. This makes it a great option for many people. You should be comfortable in and around the water, but you won’t do any traditional swimming in this class.
The warm-up begins the class, raising your heart level and slowly engaging your muscles. For a warm-up, you might jog in place or mimic cross-country skiing – all while in the pool. After the warm-up, you’ll rotate through different exercises that focus on resistance training and balance work. The goal is to keep your heart rate slightly elevated for cardiovascular conditioning. Some of those exercises might include curling special pool dumbbells to build arm strength, performing water squats to build leg strength, or holding your body in a V position while tapping the water with your hands to strengthen your core and focus on balance. Each class is a little different, but the general focus will look the same. You’ll end with a cool-down before heading to the locker room to shower.
Aqua Wave is a different type of exercise class. While it builds strength and improves balance, the class is therapeutic. The salt water increases buoyancy, making it easier to fully participate. The warm water in the pool also provides hydrostatic pressure, which diminishes joint inflammation, improves circulation, and increases joint position awareness.
Why Aqua Wave?
A low-impact aerobic class, Aqua Wave is a great option for many different people. It’s especially popular among our members who are recovering from an injury, suffering from joint pain, or wanting to stay active as they advance in age. With Aqua Wave, you shouldn’t be sore after class. Instead, you’ll feel energized. You will also notice improved strength and balance to help you with daily tasks.
If you’ve recently been injured, the water in the pool provides a natural source of resistance that can aid in the healing process. The hydrostatic pressure and increased buoyancy also take off some of the pressure that your joints normally feel during exercise. This allows those with joint pain or injuries to remain active.
Aqua Wave is offered a couple of times each week. Check out our schedule above.