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Cindi R. enjoys Water Aerobics 6 days a week, at retirement community in Sequim, WA. Cindi R. enjoys Water Aerobics 6 days a week, at retirement community in Sequim, WA.

February 24, 2020

 

“February 21, 2019, I sustained a very serious pelvic fracture due to osteoporosis. I was hospitalized initially and then transferred to an inpatient rehab facility. Following discharge, using a walker, I received home and then outpatient physical therapy. I could not walk very far, and I felt that I needed something additional to assist in my rehab. I was now using a cane in addition to a walker. A lifeguard at a facility advised me to attend the water aerobics classes taught by Amy Parker. I have been going to her classes 3-4 times per week.  

Amy’s classes have done more for me physically and emotionally more than I could ever have imagined. Amy’s positive attitude and personal interest in each participants progress is admirable. She has been teaching these classes approximately 17 years and each session is fresh and challenging. She teaches power aquatics, which is a high intensity water workout that burns calories and helps tone the body, calorie burner classes, aquatic personal training and rehab, and newcomer's orientation classes, etc. Each class I attend has 25-40 participants. 

I now don’t need any assistive device to ambulate and I am much stronger to walk longer distances. I will continue to travel farther to attend Amy’s classes. I feel she inspired me initially when I started her classes and she continue to motivate me to do my best. Amy is well deserving of this award. Her smile and countless hours she invest her time and knowledge, should be recognized and rewarded.”

Beverly M. enjoys Water Exercise with instructor Amy Parker at Jones Center Pool, Mount Pleasant, SC.

Cindi R. enjoys Water Aerobics 6 days a week, at retirement community in Sequim, WA. Cindi R. enjoys Water Aerobics 6 days a week, at retirement community in Sequim, WA.

February 21, 2020

 

“My name is Gail Lang and I would like to ask consideration to be given to Amy Parker as an “Aqua Instructor of the Month”.  I joined Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Community classes taught by Amy 5 weeks ago and I must say the work out, enjoyment and community experienced has far exceeded my expectations!  

I am a woman in transition after recently retiring from 40+ years of a fast paced, jet set, corporate career. Brain surgery 12 years ago and breast cancer diagnosis 6 years ago did not stop me!  3 years ago, I developed an issue with my hip that has limited my ability to run or cycle, it was recommended to me by my physical therapist that I look into water aerobics.  

Dear neighbors encouraged me to participate in a class to see how ‘I like it’. It’s great!  

Amy is conscientious and encouraging to our diverse group of women and men participants – she pushes but with a reminder always to do what you can!  

I am a warrior like so many others and firmly believe I am responsible for my health and well-being. Amy is helping me stay true to that commitment.  Despite my adventures, I have had a blast!”

Gail L. enjoys Water Exercise with instructor Amy Parker in Mount Pleasant, SC.

Cindi R. enjoys Water Aerobics 6 days a week, at retirement community in Sequim, WA. Cindi R. enjoys Water Aerobics 6 days a week, at retirement community in Sequim, WA.

February 21, 2020

 

“As a retired military, my post retirement job was 8 hours of sitting. Had I realized our local gym had a pool that accommodated post job hours I'm not entirely sure I'd have gone. My pasty white, overweight body was not what I wanted to see in a swimsuit.  “My fellow manatees were happy to share where they got their beautiful swimwear. 

Retiring from my desk job I finally had time and a realization that my health is a priority.  Started modestly, attending a couple aquatic jazzercise classes at Gold's gym in San Antonio. I immediately felt at home since the gym is senior saturated. I joked with my husband that we looked like a colorful bunch of manatees...not slim, but comfortable with who we were and friendly.  I’ve never been fond of group anything, so I established a solo, self-designed program that focuses on flexibility and strength (mostly lower body) with moderate cardio.  I've slowly increased reps to a point I should break it up into sets.  

“I love it. Our gym's pool is a welcoming and peaceful place. Body image and age are non-issues when your goal is health related.” Some folks enjoy a supportive, inclusive social experience. Then there are people like me, off in the corner with my Bluetooth headphones on listening to the playlist on my phone in my bag as I exercise. Good for the soul.”

Debra R. enjoys Water Exercise at Gold's Gym in San Antonio, TX.

Cindi R. enjoys Water Aerobics 6 days a week, at retirement community in Sequim, WA. Cindi R. enjoys Water Aerobics 6 days a week, at retirement community in Sequim, WA.

February 19, 2020

 

“I participate in Amy’s classes from mid-November to mid-April as I also participate in a class at an outside pool during warm weather.   Amy is aware of this.  That being said, the contents below reflect my experience with Amy.   

I started Water Aerobics with Amy Parker in 2016 after completing a round of PT following surgery on my left shoulder to repair a complete tear in my rotator cuff and stitch up torn tendons ... both damaged while exercising with resistance straps in an exercise class.  Even after the round of PT was completed, I only had 82% range of motion in my left arm.  My therapist encouraged me to register for a water aerobics class as I would be able to temper my movements and form to fit my (what I hoped would be) increasing range of motion.   

While this would seem to be enough of an incentive, I needed a form of exercise that, along with Weight Watchers, to which I could commit to help me lose the 50 lbs. that I gained when we moved to South Carolina.     

Flash forward to 2020 ... I lost the excess weight and have maintained a total 107 lb. weight loss for 3 1/2 years and have 100% range of motion in my left arm.  Happy?  Yes, indeed!  Thank you, Amy!”

Wendy F. enjoys Water Exercise with instructor Amy Parker in Mount Pleasant, SC.

Cindi R. enjoys Water Aerobics 6 days a week, at retirement community in Sequim, WA. Cindi R. enjoys Water Aerobics 6 days a week, at retirement community in Sequim, WA.

December 9, 2019

 

Water aerobics saved my life. When I first started water aerobics I had been recently medically retired from my job as a registered nurse because of heart failure, and a biventricular pacemaker implant. My cardiologist told me I needed to exercise to strengthen my heart. I have severe arthritis in my left knee, and arthritis in other areas of my body as well from 40 years of nursing. So, my exercise options were limited. My local gym had an indoor pool and offered water aerobics classes. I decided to give it a try.

My first class left me exhausted. I had to go home and take nap. But I kept it up. Three times a week I would drag my tired body to the gym. Gradually it became easier, and I no longer needed to take a nap after class. By the time my 3-month checkup came around, I was considerably stronger. My cardiologist was impressed. Per my echocardiogram, my ejection fraction had increased from 19% to 50%. Gradually I added other water aerobics classes to my exercise routine. Within a year I was doing water aerobics 6 days a week. Then I started doing back to back classes whenever I could, usually 3 days/week. My yearly checkup per echocardiogram showed my ejection fraction at normal. I felt so much better. I can even do light hiking and walk long distances.

I have been faithfully doing water aerobics for 5 years now. I owe all that to water aerobics. Great cardiac conditioning without the stress and impact on my joints. We recently moved out of state to retire. My number 1 requirement in selecting a town to retire in was that they had to have a gym with an indoor pool that offered water aerobics classes, so I could continue my exercise regimen.

Cindi R. enjoys Water Aerobics 6 days a week, at retirement community in Sequim, WA.

Amy V. enjoys Aqua cardio, Aqua Strength, Aqua Dynamics and Aqua Zumba at the Montage Wellness Center in Salinas, CA.Amy V. enjoys Aqua cardio, Aqua Strength, Aqua Dynamics and Aqua Zumba at the Montage Wellness Center in Salinas, CA.

April 9, 2019

“I had a torn meniscus on my left knee, and I joined the wellness center so I can strengthen the muscles around my knee and not cause further injury. I love warm water pool and the community we are building with the water exercises classes. Instructors are awesome also. I take two classes back to back three times a week now because I am stronger. I know water exercises are easier on the joints, so I desire to get to a point where I am swimming someday. As I get older, getting fit is harder especially after injury or lack of exercise. However, we have a choice every day to improve, so I continue to choose a ‘kinder’ exercise on my body and enjoy the music and water movements along the way with others.”

Amy V. enjoys Aqua cardio, Aqua Strength, Aqua Dynamics and Aqua Zumba at the Montage Wellness Center in Salinas, CA.


Linda K. enjoys teaching Water Exercise at the Riverplex Fitness Center in Peoria, ILLinda K. enjoys teaching Water Exercise at the Riverplex Fitness Center in Peoria, IL

April 9, 2019

“I was introduced to water aerobics by a friend about 25 years ago and then I became an instructor. I’m a water aerobics instructor in a warm therapy pool at a wonderful facility in Peoria Illinois. I’ve been doing this for about 19 years. My class consists of all types of people. I have anywhere from 10 to 20 students a class 5 days a week. I’m not sure that I could move as well as I do without my water aerobics. I've had a hip replaced and some arthritis in my lower spine, water really reduces my pain level."


Linda K. enjoys teaching Water Exercise at the Riverplex Fitness Center in Peoria, IL


April 3, 2019

“I belong to the local YMCA and exercise five mornings a week. I do water aerobics for two hours each morning. Weather permitting! My bone density has improved dramatically, the more I jump etc. It has built my osteoporosis numbers by 8 points!!! Wow, my Dr. is really impressed. I am 84 years old, feeling like 74 and all my numbers are even better! I believe water classes has kept me in good health and [my] Swim and Sweat [black twist Krinkle suit] is fabulous - it keeps it shape after every washing in chlorine water outside in the sun!!!”


Sandy Z. enjoys Water Aerobics at the YMCA in Lakewood Ranch, FL


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