A Fun, Challenging, Low-Impact Workout! How about water exercise? Also known as aquatics, water exercise is one of the best non-impact fitness activities around and just about anybody can participate!!
Elite athletes, expecting moms, the average fitness "Joe" looking to cross-train, the elderly or overweight, individuals with arthritis, or those recovering from an injury can all benefit from the wide variety of aquatics classes we have available.
And don't get the idea that just because it doesn't hurt to jump, you can't get a great workout in the pool!
Water exercise can encompass all of the components of fitness: cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. And, when done regularly, water exercise can help reduce body fat.
Once you've decided to take the plunge, it's simply a matter of finding the right class for you.
Our classes include a good warm up, a period of cardiovascular and muscle conditioning that gradually increases and then decreases in intensity, and a cool down. The cool down includes plenty of flexibility exercises for the entire body.
The pool is a fun place to feel like a kid again and get a great workout. In fact, instead of feeling out of breath or exhausted, a water class can leave you feeling surprisingly calm, yet energetic. So, even if you're a dip-your-toe-in-the-water type of person, don't be afraid to take the plunge into water fitness!
The CHRISTUS Health & Wellness Center's indoor pool is available for lap swim during our regular business hours for members and guests. The heated pool is 25 yards long and has five divided lanes. At the times of water aerobic classes, there will be at least one lane available for swimming.
If you have questions about Lap Swimming or any Swim program, please call: Danise McClung, Aquatic Supervisor (409) 236-6953