Group Fitness

Water Group Exercise Classes

Water is a wonderful, supportive environment to exercise in. Athletes have been using water exercise for years to rehab injuries or to cross-train for their sport. The great thing about water exercise is the ability to use the properties of water to vary the intensity of a workout thereby making it a wonderful form of exercise for all ages and abilities.

To let you experience this for yourself. we offer water exercise classes taught in our Recreation Pool. If you have any questions about Water Exercise Classes or you need help getting started please contact Bridget Philipp, Senior Director of Healthy Living and Medical Fitness, at ext. 126 or by email at bphilipp@newcanaanymca.org.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

Hydrofit
This complete water exercise program is taught mostly in the shallow water with some time also spent in the deep end. The workout focuses on cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, as well as flexibility.

Ai Chi
This class brings the principles of Tai Chi to the water. Enjoy this unique blend of balance, relaxation, and mental concentration.

Aquamates
This water exercise class is specifically designed for active older adults. This is fun class, great for improving physical, social, and mental well being! Aquamates is a 45-minute class.

Aqua ZUMBA
Welcome to the “pool party” workout for all ages! Safe, effective and challenging water based workouts that integrate traditional water fitness moves with Latin dance rhythms. Come join the fitness!