Exercising in the water offers a resistance and buoyancy that cannot be experienced when doing regular ground-based exercises. The benefits of aquatic based activity include: lower blood pressure, increased bone density, stronger muscles, corrected body posture, pain relief and weight loss. The calming effect of water on our bodies extends to our minds as well and therefore has a positive impact on things like stress relief.
Below are the classes and sessions that we currently offer as part of our aquatic fitness timetable:
A workout to music whilst in the pool, performing various moves and exercises to get your heart pumping.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 12.00pm - 1.00pm
Our supervised swim session is a great way to build fitness and meet new people.
Tuesday and Friday 12.00pm - 1.00pm
A midwife led session giving you a range of water based exercises that are suitable during pregnancy.
Tuesday 3.00pm - 4.00pm and 6.00pm - 7.00pm
This is a high intensity energy blast in the water. The session incorporates equipment including mitts, dumbbells, leg weights and woggles.
Tuesday 12.00pm - 12.45pm and Friday 9.45am - 10.30am
Water based circuits class with different stations around the pool for different water based exercises. The session incorporates equipment including mitts, dumbbells, leg weights and woggles.
Thursday 11.00am - 12.00pm
Low impact exercise in the pool.
Tuesday 8.00am - 9.00am
Swim Tag is a wristband that you can wear in the pool that will track your personal swim, including lengths, stroke rate, calories burned and more.
These details are automatically uploaded to the Swimtag website where you can see your progress in the pool 'See Your Swim' new personal bests plus you can access a range of fantastic resources including:
- Challenges – challenge yourself and others... can you swim around the Isle of Wight?
- Competitions - join the virtual league and find the competitor in you
- Training Plans – follow a structured training plan to help you get results in the pool
If you want to try Swimtag, ask for a wristband at reception, and visit the Swimtag website [external link] to create an account.