The Fitness Team with Parks and Recreation offers a host of aquatic classes at the Family Leisure Centre and Crestwood Recreation Centre. Some classes are only offered at one location, so please ensure to watch the CRC and FLC web pages for drop-in schedules and updates.
Below is a description of the Aquafit classes offered by Parks and Recreation, which are offered at the FLC and/or CRC.
This class focuses on building a strong core and abdominal muscles with cardio segments and strength components for great results. We use isometric exercises as well as pool noodles for a really great ab workout! We also include strength moves for your erector spine as that is an integral part of a strong and healthy core.
Aqua Boot Camp
In this class, anything goes. Instructors incorporate the use of delta bells, noodles, elastics and some light hand weights for a full body workout. All levels of fitness are welcome as three different intensity levels are shown for each exercise.
This class is a mix of cardio and strength training. If the instructor decides to incorporate equipment, class participants will be notified before the class (equipment is supplied for you). All exercises can be done with or without the added resistance of equipment. Water shoes are recommended.
This class allows you to work at your own pace and slowly start to strengthen your body. All movements vary in range of motion and speed; modifications to the exercises are offered.
Aqua Zumba® is perfect for anyone who loves upbeat music, dancing, water workouts or requires a low impact workout! Taught by master instructor, Jessica Kenzie, who is certified in Zumba L1, L2, Zumba Kids, Zumba Gold, Zumba Tone and of course, Aqua Zumba! She LOVES her Zumba and it shows! Once you try her class - you will see why. Aqua Zumba - just add water and shake, shake, shake!
Straight cardio for the entire class. We do timed sprints as well as cardio bursts to keep your heart rate up for max calorie burn. We always have a warm-up, cool down and strength components in all of our classes. Modifications will be shown, suitable for everyone.
If you like deep water OR shallow water workouts, you are in luck. This class is for BOTH! Deep water participants can put on a belt and be suspended in the deep end with no impact on joints or you can join the crew in the shallow end and still get in your favorite water workout. Our instructor has over 25 years’ experience and will tailor the workout to suit both levels. It’s the best of both worlds!
In this class participants will be shown distinctive movements that are designed specifically for the deep water. Being suspended in deep water means that you will activate your core muscles at all times. The deep water is great for people with joint issues who want a great workout, but can’t withstand high impact dryland exercises.
As daunting as this concept may be, never fear, you will get a great workout with a mix of cardio, strength and fun in either shallow or deep water. You will leave knowing that you earned your weekend off. Join us in our weekly send off, every Friday at the Family Leisure Centre.
Work out at your own intensity in our Shallow Water Circuit! Led by an in instructor, laminated cards showing exercises are placed in stations around the pool. Equipment may or may not be placed with the card, and the instructor is there to ensure you are doing the exercise properly, to time your work at each station, and to motivate you! This class is immensely popular, and was specifically requested by participants.
Water Walking is a low-impact introduction to aqua aerobics. The water’s buoyancy supports the body’s weight, which reduces stress on the joints and minimizes pain.
PLEASE NOTE: For the comfort and enjoyment of all patrons participating in group fitness sessions, we kindly request restraining from the application of scented perfume and colognes.