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WATER FITNESS AT THE Y

If you can do it on land, you can do it in the water! Take to the pool for fun and fitness. All water fitness classes are offered on a drop-in basis, and with two state-of-the-art aquatic centers, we offer a wide variety of both shallow and deep water classes. Water fitness is for everyone, regardless of age or ability level. Non-swimmers are welcome! 

BENEFITS OF WATER FITNESS CLASSES:

  • For some classes, no swimming skills are required
  • Water has 12 times the resistance of air. Build strength by moving water!
  • Reduce impact on joints by up to 90%
  • Increase cardiovascular endurance and muscle strength
  • Burn calories and get a full body workout
  • Improve mood and decrease anxiety
  • Enjoy motivating instructors
  • Make new friends and have FUN

WATER FITNESS SCHEDULES:

No registration is required for water fitness classes- just check the schedule and drop by whenever works for you! Both of our Aquatic Centers have their own unique offerings so we can best provide our community with a wide variety of quality programming. View our schedules page to see our current classes.

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WATER FITNESS CLASS OFFERINGS

NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY! All classes are offered on a drop-in basis. Some classes rotate seasonally. For the most up to date class offerings, please see the water fitness schedule.

ARTHRITIS AQUATICS: This class offers water exercises that are recommended by the Arthritis Foundation for joint movement. There are also exercises for maintaining strength. The ability to swim is not required as all classes are offered in the shallow pool which at its deepest point it 3 1/2 feet. Participants also enjoy a social and recreational component. 

AQUA ZUMBA: Physical conditioning through Latin dance moves and water exercise. Shallow water workout, medium impact and a cardiovascular workout that is great for beginners and intermediate exercisers.

POWER CURRENTLooking for a new way to vary your workout? Try out our new water walk/run/jog class! Any ability is welcome as you can set your own pace. An instructor will lead you through walking, jogging and running through the water with very low impact to the joints. The water creates great resistance and is good change from the treadmill or pavement.

FOREVERWELL WATER FITNESS: Senior water fitness class is designed to be less strenuous class than our regular water fitness class. Focus is more on toning, stretching, and flexibility. Participants also enjoy a social and recreational component.

STRENGTH & STRETCH: Using resistance apparatus, water fitness dumbbells, noodles, and kick boards you will build strength and balance while stretching major muscles and joints.

 

DOWNTOWN WATER FITNESS

Contact:

Melissa Wollin

Downtown Aquatics Director

Phone: (920) 230-8915

melissawollin@oshkoshymca.org

20th AVE WATER FITNESS

Contact:

Lawson Harris

20th Ave Aquatics Director

Phone: (920) 230-8439

lawsonharris@oshkoshymca.org