Dive into water and discover the benefits

By Jo Cordell-Cooper*

THERE is something about spring and daylight savings that awakens Tasmania from hibernation and transforms it into a more active and outdoorsy state.

I certainly notice an influx of participants in my aqua boot camp as the longer, warmer nights inspire people to get fit for summer.

Aqua boot camp, pregnancy aqua and deep-water gym stick are three unique water-based classes I have developed that operate exclusively at Hobart Aquatic Centre.

Aqua boot camp is a high-intensity, low impact class that I developed many years ago to cater for water exercise lovers who were looking for more from their water workout than the average aqua class or lap swim.

This class is fun, fast and full on as we change from one piece of resistance equipment to another using muscles in every direction possible.

One of my regular participants, Helen Sinclair, has told me that aqua boot camp is the most exhilarating and satisfying water aerobic exercise she has ever done.

This was pleasing news for me and I was thrilled when she added that she has never had to “make” herself go but rather looks forward to it with great anticipation.

Helen also told me that the different equipment, combination of activities and moves, music and motivating atmosphere made the classes “a great workout and great fun”.

Aqua aerobics has changed over the years. Once the domain of seniors and pregnant women, today classes cater for a wider variety of groups.

From secondary school students to athletes, runners needing a little relief and those rehabilitating from injury, water workouts are varied and appeal to a much wider audience than they once did.

I encourage you to explore the Hobart Aquatic Centre offerings online at www.hobartcity.com.au/

For more information about my water classes contact me on 0409 862 206, activesolutionstas@gmail.com or visit www.jocc.com.au

*Jo Cordell-Cooper owns and operates the award-winning business Active Solutions and Health Network that specialises in women’s fitness at all ages and stages.

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