AQUATICS / FITNESS / RECREATION YMCA Victoria, in partnership with the City of Casey, is set to launch one of Australia’s first in-pool Aqua Yoga and the state’s first Aqua Cycle programs at Casey aquatic and recreation centres in October-November. The innovative aquatic group fitness programs are designed to offer members access to new and industry-leading health and fitness options that hav e been successfully tested and developed at YMCA facilities around the world. YMCA V
Looking for a fun and unique way to spice up your aqua workout routine? Here are two new aquatic fitness products that may be coming to a facility near you! Whether you’re into studio cycling or paddleboarding, we’re sure one of these new fitness platforms will interest you. Floating Fitness Mats Floating fitness mats are popping up in aquatic centers all over the country. These mats are made to float on water challenging the user to use his/her core strength to balance on to
Monday, November 30, 2015 Childhood obesity is a chronic disease that has become a worldwide epidemic (WHO, 2010; Biro, 2010; Temple, 2014) and as a result, many of these obese children are acquiring severe medical problems prior to reaching adulthood. Multiple complications are associated with childhood obesity including: cardiovascular diseases, digestive diseases, respiratory diseases and even psychological disorders such as depression (Biro, 2010). Frequently, children wh
What the aquatics industry stands to gain from teaching people about water immersion's health benefits. Never before has there been a better opportunity for the industry to capitalize on the health benefits water fitness provides. As Baby Boomers age, they are looking for exercises to stay active without putting extra strain on their joints. At the same time, Millennials seem more health conscious at an earlier age than their predecessors. Around the world, wellness represent
Written on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 by Matthew Hersh Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that primarily affects the joints of the body. The immune system, which is responsible for attacking foreign substances such as bacteria and viruses, mistakenly attacks the joints of the body. (April Chang-Miller, 2014). The inability of the body to recognize its own healthy tissue will cause severe inflammation around the joints that eventually deteriorates surrounding
There are a number of factors to consider if you want to get the best out of yourself as well as your class participants. Why are some instructors popular with members, while others have trouble establishing credibility or respect? Whether you’ve been teaching for 10 months or 10 years, the challenge as a fitness instructor is to aim to be the best you can be. In order to win over clients and consistently provide the best workouts, we must consider our delivery, evolve our me
Posted January 27, 2016 For the guy sitting next to me, a fit triathlete in his 50s, it was all about the bike. For me, it was all about making something I detest — spin class — something resembling fun. I looked around at those gathered in the infinity edge Garden Pool on MSC Divina as we cruised the Bahamas, and saw that most of the passengers ready to take the first aqua cycling class at sea — on Aquabikes by Hydrorider — were more my speed: fitness wannabes rather than sp
Posted on February 9, 2015 Why is Aqua Spinning the Next Big Thing? Aqua spinning is a great way to get fit, whilst feeling all the benefits of water-based exercise. It's had rave reviews as one of the best ways to burn calories, tackle cellulite and enhance flexibility. Plus, it's great for general health and wellbeing, with low impact on joints and muscles. We are always keen to investigate the latest health and fitness craze, so what better way to do so than to hold our ve
Water exercise builds cardio, strength, and resistance all while being easy on the joints. While we have a tendency to think that water classes are only for seniors, it’s important to recognize this type of exercise benefits people of all ages looking for a challenging workout! Strength Since water flows in multiple directions, the resistance in the pool can range from 4 to 42 times greater than air, ensuring the body’s muscles get a challenging workout. In fact, a study cond
I'm an exercise-class junkie. Yoga, Pilates, TRX, Zumba - if there's a group of people doing it, I will join in. Perusing the schedule at the downtown Tellepsen YMCA one morning, I spotted an unfamiliar class: Aqua Cycle. That's how I ended up riding a bike in a swimming pool. The underwater trend started in Europe. Tim Fletcher, who leads the classes in Houston, went to France to be certified as an Aqua Cycle instructor. On my first visit, he told our small class how to put
Yes, those are bicycles in the water. Hydroriders. Made from rust proof, lightweight AISI 316L Marine Stainless Steel - you can can pedal on these stationary bikes while immersed in water.
"When you're outdoors, outside of the pool, you're working a lot with gravity" explains Barbara Howansky, Fitness Director at Avila Retirement Community in Albany. " In the pool you're working with buoyancy which helps the joins with less impact ."
And for seniors, like 71 year old Ray