Adult Aquatics class

From swim lessons to aquatic reconditioning and strengthening, adult aquatics courses at CSM are designed to meet every skill level.

WFA-8120 Aquatic Exercise

This course is designed to promote cardiovascular fitness, endurance, flexibility, and muscle strength and tone through the use of various deep and shallow water conditioning techniques. The buoyancy provided by the water allows the participant maximum exercise potential with a minimum risk of injury. Participants in this course must complete a short health questionnaire and a Statement of Informed Consent prior to the start of class.

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WFA-8140 Aqua Boost

Have a boost in our fast-paced exercise class. Ideal for anyone who wants a vigorous workout first thing in the morning or afternoon. The class consists of a variety of cardiovascular exercises designed to improve endurance and strengthen the heart. It includes concentrated segments for abdominals, as well as barbell work for muscle toning. Participants in this course must complete a short health questionnaire and a Statement of Informed Consent prior to the start of class.

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WFA-8180 Sports Conditioning

Come bring your A-Game! Challenge yourself with a combination of deep water and shallow water exercises. Use water noodles, dumbbells, aqua running belts and weighted bands. Are you an athlete, weekend warrior or looking to push your game to the next level? If so, this class is what you are looking for.

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WFA-8190 Aquatic Reconditioning and Strengthening

Physicians and physical therapists often recommend aquatic exercise to their patients as a part of a comprehensive rehabilitation program. This class is designed for individuals with disabilities including hip or knee replacements, chronic low back pain, disc problems, broken limbs, arthritis or surgery. The goal of the class is to improve range of motion, flexibility and muscular strength, and endurance through a moderate exercise program. Upper- and lower-body range of motion and resistance exercises will be performed in a pool. A physician’s written consent is required to participate in class activities.

Prerequisite: Physician’s written approval

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WFA-8200 Adult Beginning Swimming

Learn the basic swimming strokes and water safety skills. Participants in this course must complete a short health questionnaire and a Statement of Informed Consent prior to the start of class.

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WFA-8210 Adult Intermediate Swimming

Perfect your basic swimming skills and learn advanced strokes, underwater swimming, and lap swimming skills. Participants in this course must complete a short health questionnaire and a Statement of Informed Consent prior to the start of class.

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WFA-8240 Aqua Zumba

Keep the Zumba fitness workout party going in the pool. Typical land-based Zumba dance steps, such as cha-cha, meringue, salsa, reggaeton and mambo are more exaggerated and slower in the water. The integration of these movements mixed with the philosophy of traditional aqua fitness disciplines blend together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that is cardio-conditioning, muscle strengthening, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief. Certified instructors will lead you through this fun, low-impact exercise class using Latin-inspired music to get you moving.

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WFA-8260 Stand-Up Paddle Board Yoga

Stand-up Paddle board (SUP) Yoga develops balance, strength and flexibility, guided by an experienced instructor in a heated pool. Practice kneeling, lying down and standing poses. Apply yoga techniques to help relieve stress. Students must be able to swim, be comfortable in deep water and with falling off the board. Life vests are not worn normally because of yoga poses.

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WFA-8270 Stand Up Paddle Board Fitness

Stand Up Paddle Board Fitness develops strength and endurance while floating on the water. You will be guided by an experienced instructor in a heated pool while being taken though through a variety of exercise styles such as HIIT, Tabata, and Circuit Training to ensure you burn the maximum amount of calories. Students must be able to swim and be comfortable in deep water. Proper falling techniques will be taught.

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WFA-8290 Aquatic Reconditioning II

Designed specifically for those who have completed Aquatic Reconditioning and Strengthening and are ready for a challenging aquatic exercise program to further build on the skills already mastered. A variety of appropriate aquatic exercise equipment will be utilized to further advance range of motion, flexibility, as well as muscular strength and endurance. Upper and lower body range of range of motion, core, and cardiovascular exercises will be performed in a pool. A physician’s written consent is requested to participate in class activities.

Prerequisite: WFA-8190, Aquatic Reconditioning and Strengthening

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WFA-9730 Senior Aquatic Wellness

For senior adults and those who are medically referred, this course teaches the positive impact of exercise in the water on arthritis, cardiovascular function, and overall fitness and health. The class consists of health education in the form of lecture, discussion, question and answer, and handouts in these topic areas: cardiovascular health, joint fitness, muscle tone, balance, and the physiological and cognitive benefits of exercise. The students participate in guided aquatic exercise during the class. Instructors demonstrate and explain the health benefits of each type of aquatic activity prior to introducing it in class. A significant portion of the class is devoted to lecture-based instruction. Participants in this course must complete a short health questionnaire and a Statement of Informed Consent prior to the start of class.

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WFA-9740 Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program

The Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program provides instruction for individuals who suffer from arthritis including methods and treatments to increase strength and flexibility. Exercises include range of motion and muscle strengthening exercises with optional equipment. Topics include how to use water resistance to improve health and well being, improve muscular strength, flexibility and balance. The program follows the Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program guidelines. Participants do not need to know how to swim in order to participate.

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