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Aqua Fitness back in October | Spare News

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The Swan Hills Pool is currently closed for its annual closing, but is expected to reopen in a few weeks with a host of classes, swim lessons and a host of different swim options (Lane Swim, Parents & Tot, Public Swim, family swimming, etc.).

Aqua Fitness is a popular class offering an innovative exercise approach that is fun and adaptable to almost anyone. The buoyancy of water greatly reduces the force exerted on the body due to gravity, with less stress on a person’s joints while exercising. Aqua fitness provides a great cardio routine, while moving against water resistance is an effective way to build strength.

The low-impact nature of this fitness program makes it ideal for people recovering from injuries or who need to be a little more careful with the strain on their joints, bones and muscles. The buoyancy of water also provides some relief for people with chronic pain. Being immersed in deeper water relaxes blood vessels for most people, presenting less resistance to the heart’s pumping and reducing their heart rate by about ten beats per minute.

An Aqua Fitness exercise routine is highly adaptable to an individual’s needs. Workouts can be done in shallow or deeper water, depending on the person’s goals or comfort in the water. Using water exercise equipment such as tethers, belts, gloves, weights, or hand bars provides versatility in building endurance, focusing on cardio or weight training. strength.

Experienced instructors Julie Thomsen and Nicole Keats will lead the hour-long classes, including warm-up and cool-down. Course participants can enjoy the hot tub or steam room after morning classes on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Newcomers are welcome and encouraged. You can start at your own pace with plenty of options to make courses available and accessible to almost anyone. Aqua Fitness is a great opportunity to get together with a large group of people to laugh, chat and move your body. Give it time to get used to it and remember to have fun.

Instructor Julie Thomsen says, “Just come have fun and don’t take yourself too seriously in the water. It’s meant to be a fun exercise class for everyone.

Aqua Fitness at Swan Hills Pool will resume on October 11 with classes Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and an evening class on Tuesday from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Babysitting is available during morning classes for $2.00/child beginning at 8:55 a.m. Parents can stay after class on Mondays and Wednesdays to enjoy the Parent and Tot Pool from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at no additional cost. Classes are walk-in for $5 per class or purchase a pass for 15 classes for $70.

Call Swan Hills Pool at (780) 333-2339 for more information, and follow the Total Body Fit/Aqua Fitness Facebook page ( for updates and the latest news.

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