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AQUALATES is Pilates exercises that are translated into a pool setting using pool noodles, boards, the pool wall, and floor for assistance. These new Aqualates exercises are controlled movements that will challenge your stability, develop your breathing technique and improve core strength.
Here are several compelling reasons to participate in Pilates training in the pool:
- Focus on Breath & Posture - correct alignment and breathing releases muscular tension and increases lung capacity.
- Stability & Balance Training - learn to balance against the water’s forces in a safe environment, which is ideal for fall prevention
- Enhanced Flexibility – increase joint range of motion and improve muscular flexibilty with Pilates exercises.
- Core Strength - all exercises are core-centric, originating from the center or core of the body and they help to strengthen muscles of the spine, pelvis, hips and abdominals, also known as the “powerhouse.”
- Rehab/Recovery – Pilates training can be used to recuperate from injury or for post-rehab.
- Low Impact Fitness - the spine and the joints are unloaded in the water, which makes the movements non-compressive.
- Beginner to Advanced – All fitness levels are welcome. The intensity is individualized and suitable for special conditions such as arthritis, Parkinson’s, Fibromyalgia, stroke, cardiac, obesity and PTSD.