Water Fitness

Water Fitness

Jump right in – the Water is great!

Our popular Water Fitness classes take place in the Recreational Pool (86 degrees) and Therapy Pool (91 degrees). The properties of water provide low impact to the weight-bearing joints, increase circulation, and strengthen muscles in all directions of movement. Aquatic exercise is an appropriate and effective option for beginners, weekend warriors, and athletes. Classes focus on cardiovascular stamina, strength, and flexibility.

All water fitness passes, except for drop-in, include unlimited lap swimming. Drop-in passes include lap swimming for the day of use.

Click here to view instructions on the new registration system, MindBody. 

Knowing how to swim is not required, however, you must feel comfortable in the Water. Please inform your instructor of your inability to swim. 

 *Participants must be able to independently perform skills and must be ambulatory with or without an assistive device.

Updated 3/23/2022

Aqua Fusion - Fridays

This class explores embodiment through the fusion of fitness, dance, and martial arts practices. Come and experience the joy of movement and group connection in a supportive atmosphere. Adults of all abilities welcomed,  no movement or dance experience is required. Bring your willingness to explore and have fun!

 

Aqua HITT (High Intensity Interval Training) - Mondays

The goal of this high-intensity interval training workout is to feel the burn in all areas of your body. The class will focus on cardiovascular endurance and strength-building exercises that will target the core muscles of our bodies such as abdominals, hips, glutes, and arms. The class will consist of a warm-up, main workout, and cool-down, high-intensity interval training, designed to provide cardiovascular benefits along with muscle strength.

 

Schedule:

Mon
6:35 PM - 7:30 PM
Aqua Supersetting - Wednesdays

Join us for this brand new strengthening class which borrows elements from high-intensity interval training and traditional strength training to increase muscle strength and endurance! SuperSetting, a popular strengthening technique, simply means chaining together multiple strengthening exercises. In this class, we will be taking it a step further and focus on “antagonistic superSetting”, which involves consecutively training opposing muscle groups. This technique allows for maximum strengthening results in the least amount of time while decreasing the chances of muscular imbalances. The aquatic setting creates a unique opportunity to increase anaerobic strength; the viscosity of the water provides a velocity-based resistance that you can easily adjust to suit your fitness level, while the buoyancy helps protect joint damage associated with impact. Each class consists of a warm-up, supersets targeting alternating muscle groups, and a cool down and stretching period at the end.

 

Schedule:

Weds
6:35 pm - 7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba - Sundays

This class uses water adapted movements of the Zumba dance rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a cardio experience that is exhilarating and energizing. This is your moment, join the party with Aqua Zumba!

 

Schedule:

Sun
8:15 am - 9:10 am
Classic Shallow Water Fitness - Thursday

Multi-level class designed to provide exercise routines and options for all conditioning and skill levels. Taught as a classic aqua aerobics class and includes a variety of cardio, strength and flexibility components.

 

Schedule:

Thurs
6:35 pm - 7:30 pm
Dynamic Deep Water - Monday or Wednesday

Athletes and beginners – take the plunge! This class minimizes the impact on your joints, yet provides resistance in all directions of movement. Deepwater exercises contribute to strengthening, toning muscles and building cardiovascular fitness. (Flotation equipment is typically used to maintain correct alignment).

 

Schedule:

Mon / Weds
11:30 am
Mon / Weds
12:35 pm
Dynamic Deep Water - Tuesday or Thursday or Friday

Athletes and beginners – take the plunge! This class minimizes the impact on your joints, yet provides resistance in all directions of movement. Deepwater exercises contribute to strengthening, toning muscles and building cardiovascular fitness. (Flotation equipment is typically used to maintain correct alignment).

 

Schedule:

Tues / Thurs / Fri
11:30 am - 12:25 pm
Movin' Water Shallow - Tuesday or Friday

This high-energy workout promotes cardiovascular endurance and core strengthening in the shallow water. It integrates a variety of low and high-intensity exercises, including aqua jogging and running.

 

Schedule:

Tues / Fri
6:30 am - 7:25 am
Movin' Water Deep - Tuesday or Friday

This high-energy workout promotes cardiovascular endurance and core strengthening in the deep water. It integrates a variety of low and high-intensity exercises, including aqua jogging and running.

 

Schedule:

Tues / Fri
6:30 am - 7:25 am
Shallow Water Move and Grove - Tuesday

High energy, fitness and dance-based class suitable for adults of all levels.  Focus is on increasing functional movement and range of motion, as well as improvement of cardiovascular fitness.  Emphasis is on fun and student engagement using a variety of classic aqua fitness and pilates techniques.

 

Schedule:

Tues
6:35 pm - 7:30 pm
Strong Deep Burn - Sunday

Athletes and beginners – take the plunge! This class minimizes the impact on your joints, yet provides resistance in all directions of movement. Deepwater exercises contribute to strengthening, toning muscles and building cardiovascular fitness. (Flotation equipment is typically used to maintain correct alignment).

 

Schedule:

Sun
9:30 am - 10:25 am
Strong Water Burn - Saturday

Join us for this brand new strengthening class which borrows elements from high-intensity interval training and traditional strength training to increase muscle strength and endurance! Supersetting, a popular strengthening technique, simply means chaining together multiple strengthening exercises. In this class, we will be taking it a step further and focus on “antagonistic supersetting”, which involves consecutively training opposing muscle groups. This technique allows for maximum strengthening results in the least amount of time while decreasing the chances of muscular imbalances. The aquatic setting creates a unique opportunity to increase anaerobic strength; the viscosity of the water provides a velocity-based resistance that you can easily adjust to suit your fitness level, while the buoyancy helps protect joint damage associated with impact. Each class consists of a warm-up, supersets targeting alternating muscle groups, and a cool down and stretching period in the end.

 

Schedule:

Sat
7:30 am - 8:25 am
Deep Water Arthritis/MS Splash - Monday or Wednesday or Friday

This combination class allows you to exercise without putting excess strain on your joints and muscles. The gentle activities in the water, with guidance will help you work on gaining strength & flexibility. Excellent for mild Arthrits, beginners and returning exercisers and strengthening for Pre-surgery and post surgery. For those with Multiple Sclerosis – The cool water (Recreational Pool) helps regulate the body temperature, allowing for longer and more effective workouts. The focus is on improving mobility skills and endurance for walking and fall prevention.

This warm water exercise program helps increase flexibility, range of motion, endurance and decreases joint stiffness. Allows the participant to exercise without putting a strain on joints and muscles. Arthritis Foundation guidelines are followed by certified instructors.

Schedule:

Mon / Weds / Fri
10:00 am - 10:55 am
AM Senior Splash - Monday or Wednesday

This class mixes fun with lower impact exercises. It promotes joint range of motion, flexibility, balance and agility while building cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength. it’s a great class to enjoy the physical and social benefits of aqua aerobics.

 

Schedule:

Mon / Weds
8:00 am - 8:45 am
AM Senior Splash - Tuesday or Thursday or Friday

This class mixes fun with lower impact exercises. It promotes joint range of motion, flexibility, balance and agility while building cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength. it’s a great class to enjoy the physical and social benefits of aqua aerobics.

 

Schedule:

Tues / Thurs / Fri
8:00 am - 8:45 am
Arthritis Monday or Wednesday or Friday - Therapy Pool

This is a warm water exercise program that helps to increase flexibility, range of motion, balance, endurance and decrease joint/muscle stiffness. Participants exercise without putting strain on joints and muscles while building cardiovascular fitness. Arthritis Foundation guidelines are followed by certified instructors. Excellent also for beginning or newly returning exercisers or for strengthening pre/post surgery.

 

Schedule:

Mon / Weds / Fri
8:00 am - 8:45 am
Mon / Weds / Fri
9:00 am - 9:45 am
Tues
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM
Arthritis and Beyond - Sundays
Arthritis & Beyond is designed for those with higher fitness or function levels that may have arthritis. It promotes joint range of motion, flexibility, balance, and agility while building cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength.

Schedule:

Sun
8:10 am - 8:55 am
Hustle and Muscle - Saturdays

Hustle and Muscle is a class that utilizes circuit and interval training to enhance muscular control while also increasing muscle strength. This class is designed as a low impact, strength-based workout involving repeated bouts of effort and varying intensities followed by recovery times. The goal of this class is to target core muscles such as abdominals, hips, glutes, and arms with movements that focus on flexibility, strength, and endurance. The class will consist of a warm-up with dynamic stretching, the main workout targeting major muscle groups, and a cool down with stretching at the end.

Schedule:

Sat
8:00 am - 8:45 am
Total Body Sculpting
This is designed for those wanting a full-body workout that is focused on stretching and strengthening as well as flexibility and balance. With the viscosity of the water and the use of resistive equipment, muscle toning is a breeze.

Schedule:

Weds
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Instructors

Wendy Kendall
Water Fitness Coordinator
Arlene Bell
Instructor
Cameron Lee, ACSM-CPT
Adaptive Program Manager
Cassandra Smith
Cheryl Simmons
Daphne Trager
Didgie Blain-Rozgay
Gina Knipple
Adaptive Swim Instructor, Aquatic Personal Trainer
Irina Nersisyan
Aquatic Personal Trainer
Luis Tentido
Instructor
Tracy Moroney
Victoria Genisce
Traude Gomez
Sera Cho
Tina Hammarstrom

FAQs

Policies

  • All patrons entering the pool must be wearing proper swimming attire.
  • Masks must be worn at all times on deck.
  • We have classes rain or shine.
  • Please contact us at least 4 hours in advance if you are feeling ill and will not attend class.

What to bring to swim class:

  • Proper swim attire
  • Towel
  • Sandals (pool deck can get very hot during the warm months)
  • Hat
  • Apply sunscreen 30 minutes prior to your class (sunscreen applied less than 30 min prior to class just comes off in the water)
  • Masks
  • Cover-up

How do I register for a Class Session?

To register for Water Fitness classes,  you will need an account, which can be made either online or over the phone by providing basic contact information. Patrons may register for a class online, or over the phone at (626)564-0330 ext. 601. In order for your registration to be finalized and a spot reserved, you will need to provide payment in full (we accept all major credit cards, cash, and checks). 

Does the Center offer credits or refunds?

If there is a doctor’s note, credits are offered if the patron cannot finish out the session. The doctor’s note must be on a letterhead with the patron’s name and dates they cannot be in the water. There is a no refund policy.

The class I wanted is full, can I be waitlisted?

Waitlists are available, however, please note that the only way to register someone off of a waitlist is if someone un-enrolls from that specific class. This is an occasional occurance. Please check with the office to determine if the time you prefer is available.

What is the Water Temperature, depth and size of the Recreational Pool?

Water temperature is 86 degrees. Shallow area depth is 3’6” / Deepest area depth is 17” / Olympic size – 50 meters by 25 yards.

What is the Water Temperature, depth and size of the Therapy Pool?

Water temperature is 91 degrees. Shallow area depth is 3’6” / Deepest area depth is 6’ / Size is 35’ by 45”.

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We'd love to hear from you! Contact one of our Program Directors:

Wendy Kendall