“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.
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
This month we celebrate Judy Joy Birtcil of Chico, California. For the past 34 years, Judy has been developing her craft as a beloved water exercise instructor [...] Students work hard in [Judy’s] classes and have fun. I believe that Judy Joy Birtcil exemplifies why water aerobics is important and how it should be taught!”, said Yvonne Freeman, one of Judy’s adoring participants [...] Thank you Judy, for all that you do to serve our Aquatic Fitness community!
This month we celebrate Ming Schrader of Denton Texas. Ming is being recognized by her students for all her fabulous work [...] As her student Linda P. says, “When you find an aquatic fitness instructor who teaches classes you want to plan your life around, the whole game changes” [...] hank you to Ming Schrader for always going above and beyond, serving the aquatic fitness community!”
The Swimandsweat team is excited to recognize Rose Murphy from San Rafael, California! Not only is Rose a remarkable woman, but also a dedicated instructor [...] Rose teaches 14 classes a week in 3 different pools, including aqua stretch, aqua therapy, deep aqua exercise and aqua exercise for active older adults combining a fun playlist with singing and exercise. [...] She continues to improve her life through movement, pool parties and celebrations with her water fitness family.”