Water Aerobics is a fun, low-impact pool workout designed to increase strength, flexibility, and heart health. Water aerobics classes are great for joints and can be uniquely “lymphedema friendly” due to the pressure of the water. Wear a swimsuit and bring a towel and whatever you need to change after a swimming class. All pool equipment will be provided. Participants will be able to access the locker rooms at Samena before and after class. Safety Prerequisite: Participants must be able to perform a basic squat and lunge in order to safety enter and exit the pool.
Water Aerobics (In Person)
Instructor: Marianne Taylor
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Flexibility: Ability to move joints well enough to prevent injury through a full range of motion.
Aerobics: Increases breathing and heart rate; also known as “cardio.”
Balance: Encourages functional movement to prevent falls. Important for safety, especially if experiencing neuropathy.
Strength: Increases coordination and ability to move weight — bodyweight or other. Form is always more important than weight!
Very Low: Focused on moving slowly and breathing deeply. An excellent starting point or a restorative activity to combine with other workouts.
Moderate: Gets your heart pumping but will generally allow you to carry on a normal conversation.
High: Requires endurance and may be intense enough that normal conversation may not be possible.