Aquatic conditioning increases endurance, strength and flexibility. These classes benefit people progressing from individual or small group aquatic therapy, or who are ready for a new fitness challenge. Programs are listed from low-intensity to high-intensity. Call (650) 696-4319 for fees and more information.
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
Wednesday classes will now be from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. Monday and Friday will still be held from 1 to 1:50 p.m.
Aqualite: Light to moderate intensity exercise program; can be modified for those desiring a more intense workout. Emphasis on range of motion for strengthening and flexibility of muscles and joints; self-paced fitness conditioning. Aquatic exercise equipment is used for resistance and buoyancy.
6 to 6:50 p.m.
WET (Water Exercise Training): Moderate to high intensity water aerobics class using all the large muscle groups. Aquatic exercise equipment is used for resistance and buoyancy.
Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:30 to 10:20 a.m.
Water Workout: Complete body workout employing all the major muscle groups. Includes aerobic, toning and stretching exercises. Hydro-fit buoys and noodles are used.
11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
A workout with moderate impact and intensity, using all the major muscle groups. The focus is on flexibility, balance and coordination.
10:30 to 11:20 a.m.
Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program: Low intensity, low impact program ideal for individuals with arthritis. Helps to relieve pain, decrease stiffness and increase range of motion. Class designed by the Arthritis Foundation and YMCA.
5 to 5:50 p.m.
WET (Water Exercise Training): See description above.
6:30 to 7:20 p.m.
Aquafit: Higher intensity aerobics that can be modified for a more moderate workout if desired. Emphasis on strengthening and toning the entire body. Well-balanced athletic workout includes 35 – 40 min. cardio segment and muscle-specific strength training. Aquatic exercise equipment is used for resistance and buoyancy.
7:30 to 8:20 p.m.
Stretch & Tone: A lower intensity program for those who prefer less strenuous but balanced exercise. Emphasis on range of motion maintenance and improvement through stretching, isolated muscle strengthening and reduced-impact water walking. Ideal for individuals with muscle/joint difficulties, pregnant women and new mothers, or anyone wishing to improve flexibility and reduce stress.
1:30 to 2:15 p.m.
Ai Chi (Aquatic Tai Chi): This meditative movement class employs water Tai Chi movement in chest-deep water to promote deep relaxation and ease of movement. Benefits include improved balance, posture, breathing, immune system strength, and a decrease in muscular tension and pain.
A class for people who are uncomfortable in the pool or uneasy in the water.
Adaptive Aquatics for Kids
Water play to learn to be comfortable and enjoy the pool safely. Guided water play for a child who “loves the water”, maintain gains made in therapy sessions, move and control own body more easily than on land, and have fun learning.
A combination of ancient Zen shiatsu massage techniques and water stretching to produce a uniquely stress reducing and therapeutic experience.