The health and safety of our participants and instructors is our top priority. All water fitness exercises are accomplished with head above the water and with body in correct alignment as demonstrated by the instructor.
Water Aerobics - PED 105
Changing body alignment and mimicking land exercise while surrounding the body with churning water. Water shoes required for traction.
Deep Water Running (Explosive Power) - PED 106
A dynamic exercise using a belt mimicking the mechanics of running on land.
Swimming - PED 107
The evening class meets at Alumni Pool and is not a class for students who can swim. Fundamentals for the adult non-swimmer are taught in this class. Students with swim ability register PED 118 and meet at the Healthplex.
Aqua Power Step - PED 110
Creates a greater demand on lower body muscles and is a great cross training choice. Water shoes required for traction.
Water Walking (Power Rapids) - PED 113
Churns the water more than any exercise choice listed. Exhilarating cross training choice. Water shoes required for traction.
Water Volleyball - PED 114
Played in the shallow and deep ends with an inflated 20" beach ball that travels with speed but safe for the water. Students leap to slam the ball; paddle backward to set the ball; and use ceiling, beam, and pipes as team players. Water shoes required for traction. Too much fun; best activity class on campus.
Scuba - PED 128
Beginning and advanced scuba classes begin in Hederman Science and mid-semester move to Alumni Pool.
Anaerobic Interval Training
Plyometrics in shallow, explosive power running in deep, and hydroriding power in the shallow. Athletes should mix this type of Water Fitness (2X a week) with their usual land training (4X a week) to gain more benefits than land only training can give them. Read article listed. Water shoes required for shallow end.
Wall exercises, liquid abs, and Water Fitness moves in the deep. Belts provided. An excellent circuit training choice.
Special equipment, set amount of reps, and body alignment isolate and strengthen the abdominal muscles. Recovery is by natural traction while elongating ab wall and speeding circulation. Excellent crossing training choice
Oodles of Work
Using noodles as extra resistance. Another great crossing training choice and demonstrated in PED 105, 106, 113. Water shoes required for traction.
An interval workout using 4 positions and involves arm movement. Innovative training for the athlete. Demonstrated in PED 105, 106, 113, and 114. Water shoes required.