Seniors Splashing for Exercise and Fun
Aquatic exercise classes are geared specifically toward seniors. To register click EZREG. This will take you to the EZREG page. To register online you will need your Client Bar Code and Account PIN to proceed with registration. If you do not have it, please contact the registration office at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. For more information about classes, call the aquatics coordinator, Maureen Lillemoe, 428.7726, or email email@example.com.
Several factors make water exercise an ideal fitness activity for senior adults:
- Water exercise is designed for non-swimmers as well as swimmers. For seniors who have had difficulty exercising on land, water exercise allows them to enjoy a stimulating and refreshing workout with the feeling of weightlessness.
- Provides an opportunity for seniors to stay active.
- Promotes fitness and wellness through the exercise itself.
Allows participants to exercise safely and free from pain.
- Provides low-impact and is ideal for those with limited movement, sore joints & other age-related conditions.
- Allows social interaction through associations with others and promotes new friendships.
- Promotes self-esteem by building confidence in exercise skills and learning skills to meet mobility needs.
What is water exercise?
- Water exercise is an activity which can leave participants feeling happier and more excited, vigorous and alive. It is usually performed in the shallow end of a swimming pool and provides participants with an enjoyable physical conditioning program designed to improve overall fitness.
- Free from the effects of gravity, senior adults can move more easily in water.
Why exercise in the water?
- Movements in water can be performed quite easily and will firm and strengthen muscles, strengthen the cardiovascular system, and improve flexibility.
Water is therapeutic!
- For senior adults with chronic medical problems and for those recovering from accidents or surgery, water exercise is an excellent way to rehabilitate gradually.
- Water exercise helps participants regain fitness levels, mobility, strength, endurance, and flexibility in impaired body parts.
- A water exercise class allows you to enjoy a low impact workout that cushions your joints and is a type of exercise suggested by the Arthritis Foundation. Though water aerobics are low-impact, you can achieve an effective cardiovascular workout with moves such as walking in the water, lifting weights and enjoying a full range of motion, which will help you in your daily activities.