Aqua Fit Water Exercise

Engage with one of the healthiest, most versatile whole-body workouts for top athletes, fitness enthusiasts, youth and seniors alike.

Description

Aqua Fit classes use the natural resistive forces of water to strengthen both muscles and the cardiovascular system. Water exercise has proven to be one of the healthiest, most versatile whole-body workouts for top athletes, fitness enthusiasts, youth and seniors alike.

About the Classes

You don't have to be a swimmer to enjoy our low-impact, calorie-burning workouts. All classes begin with warm-up, move into a cardio/conditioning segment, and conclude with cool-down and relaxation.

We offer a variety of classes to meet and challenge your fitness goals. Many different types of resistant equipment are used, from gloves to ankle cuffs, noodles, flotation belts, and hand buoys, for complete muscular and cardiovascular exercise. 

We also use a variety of music to enhance rhythm, flow, tempo, and motivation. Every aspect of each class is designed to increase aerobic fitness and muscle tone while having fun in the water. Students with or without swimming ability will benefit from this class and all levels of fitness welcomed.

Water fitness shoes are highly recommended.

Schedule

10 classes per week

Current Schedule (as of January 1, 2014)
Monday–Friday:          7:50am – 8:50am
​Tuesday/Thursday:      9:00am – 9:45am
Tuesday/Thursday:      7:00pm – 8:00pm
Sunday:                      7:50am – 8:50am

Class Descriptions

Monday 7:50 am
Cardiovascular and Strength Training – Intermediate to advanced level of work to challenge the most experienced participant. Each class consists of warm-up, aerobic, cool-down, muscle toning and flexibility segments. A variety of resistant equipment used. Class may take place in shallow water, deep water or a combination. Instructor: Amy Fossett

Tuesday 7:50 am
Deep Water Running - Intermediate to advanced level of cardiovascular work presented in the deep water. This class offers the buoyant environment for strength and flexibility. Flotation equipment recommended for maximum benefits. Instructor: Amy Fossett

Tuesday 7:00 pm
WATERinMOTION® - The newest aqua exercise workout that provides a low impact, high-energy challenge for participants of all ages, skill and fitness levels. Jump in and make a splash with this dynamic cardiovascular workout that tightens and tones the entire body. With land equivalent intensity, fantastic sing-along quality music and dynamic instructors. Instructor: Bernadette Harland

Wednesday 7:50 am
Deep Water Workout –Intermediate level of cardiovascular buoyant workout targets core stabilization and interval training in a buoyant environment. Flotation equipment recommended for maximum benefits. Instructor: Elaine Borland

Thursday 7:50 am
Aqua Zumba - JUST ADD WATER AND SHAKE! Splash your way into shape with an invigorating low-impact aquatic exercise. This class gives you new meaning to the idea of a refreshing workout. Integrating the Zumba philosophy with traditional aquatic fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba blends it all together into a workout that is cardio-conditioning, body-toning and most of all exhilarating beyond belief. Instructor: Vanessa Moore

Thursday 7:00 pm
Water Exercise - This complete water fitness class uses a variety of exercises and equipment for beginners and active older adults. Activities may include calisthenics, walking and kicking. Intensity and impact can be varied on an individual basis. Each class consists of warm-up, aerobic, cool-down, muscle toning and flexibility segments. Class may take place in shallow water, deep water or a combination. Instructors: Carol Wilkinson / Elaine Borland

Friday 7:50 am
WATERinMOTION® - The newest aqua exercise workout that provides a low impact, high-energy challenge for participants of all ages, skill and fitness levels. Jump in and make a splash with this dynamic cardiovascular workout that tightens and tones the entire body. With land equivalent intensity, fantastic sing-along quality music and dynamic instructors. Instructor: Cherie Cordellos

Sunday 7:50 am
Water Exercise - This complete water fitness class uses a variety of exercises and equipment for beginners and active older adults. Activities may include calisthenics, walking and kicking. Intensity and impact can be varied on an individual basis. Each class consists of warm-up, aerobic, cool-down, muscle toning and flexibility segments. Class may take place in shallow water, deep water or a combination. Instructors: Carol Wilkinson / Elaine Borland

Tuesday / Thursday 9:00 am
Aquatic Wellness - a moderate paced program that focuses on education around the aging process, improved wellness and healing. The class focus is on functional and specific exercises to improve flexibility, strength, core stability, improve balance, reduce pain and guide individuals on how to get the most out of the exercise session to meet their personal needs. This class is designed to provide holistic, progressive, restorative outcomes for conditions such as arthritis, FMS, back, hip and knee pain, poor fitness. Instructor: Sheralee Beebe

Pricing

Your Aqua Fit membership covers all classes, come to as many as you'd like!

Monthly: $77 - click and register today!
Quarterly: $220 - click and register today!
Annual: $834 - click and register today!
Drop-in: $20 per class

Student and Senior Discount

Seniors are age 65 and older. To be eligible for student rates, you must be enrolled full time at an accredited high school, secondary, or vocational school.

Monthly: $54
Quarterly: $154
Annual: $584
Drop-in: $14 per class

Call or visit the Service Center, (650) 330-2232, to register with these discounts.

Annual Administration Fee

Masters, AquaFit, Indoor Cycling, Water Polo, and Bike Club memberships require an annual $30 admin fee; All-Access Pass memberships (which includes Triathlon Team and Boot Camp) require an annual $60 admin fee. Monthly members are billed on the first day of the month and quarterly members are billed on the first day of the calendar quarter.

Student, Senior and Family Discounts

Student and Senior discounts are available for all memberships. Family discounts are available for family members participating in the same program. For these discounts, please contact Sven Jensen, Membership Manager.

Give us a try!

Only $25 for 5 days! If you want to see what we’re all about and why we are unique compared to other local fitness programs, please come to a week of classes and check it out. Meet our instructors in action and try five days of classes for only $25. Applies to Boot Camp, Indoor Cycling, All Terrain Runners, Lap Swimming, Open Swim, and Aqua Fit Water Fitness.​ Register with this special in our Service Center, (650) 330-2232.

Cancellations and Refunds

If you would like to cancel your monthly or quarterly AquaFit membership completely, please fill out the Cancellation Form and submit in person, by mail or via fax. Cancellation requests may also be taken by phone through the Service Center, (650) 330-2232. Cancellation requests must be submitted by the 15th of current month to terminate recurring payment/membership for the following month.

Instructors

Our Aqua Fit instructors are fitness professionals and are all certified as Aquatic Fitness Instructors:

​​Cherie Ahern

Cherie's passion for water fitness began in 1995 when she joined her first YMCA class as a participant. Bitten by the "water bug" she went on to complete her United States Water Fitness Association certification in June 1997. Shortly thereafter she began teaching water fitness classes at the Peninsula Family YMCA in San Mateo and is currently teaching water fitness classes at several Bay Area fitness facilities.

In February 2003, Cherie completed the National Aquatic Fitness Certification awarded through the Exercise Science Alliance. In 2006 she co-presented at the European Aquatic Fitness Convention in Karlsruhe, Germany with Charlotte Beyer-Olsen, originally from Norway who currently teaches at Menlo Swim and Sport and the Colony Club in Half Moon Bay. In 2007 she attended the Hydro-Fit Academy in Eugene, Oregon for education in shallow water exercise teaching methods and training techniques with specialized equipment. In 2013 she completed the WATERinMOTION® instructor training and has launched this new wave in aqua exercise at Menlo Swim and Sport.

Cherie has earned a reputation in the San Francisco Bay Area as an exceptional instructor. She maintains her passion by continuing to attend classes and fitness seminars yearly to expand her knowledge and creativity.

Bernadette Harland

Bernadette is excited to be a part of Menlo Swim and Sport/Team Sheeper bringing with her a life long love of all things aquatic and a background in Massage and Physical Therapy. Her water fitness career began in 2009 when at Alpine Hills, she was encouraged to become a certified water fitness instructor and did! Bernadette maintains her Aquatic Fitness Professional Certification through the Aquatic Education Association, is a certified Hydro Fit and WATERinMOTION® instructor, and through continuing education, fitness conferences and a variety of other fitness classes, continues to expand her expertise, knowledge and improve her skills.

Elaine Borland

Elaine Borland is a Nationally certified Master Level Aquatics Instructor with 10 years experience. It is her delight to introduce patrons to the healing properties of water. Watching them improve their quality of life through water aerobics is the highest reward.

Sheralee Beebe

Sheralee Beebe, BA, Medical Exercise Specialist, is a Post-Rehab Aquatic Specialist, who has been practicing aquatic fitness and therapy since 1991. She has developed three full-service aquatic rehab programs in Canada and California. Sheralee is the co-author of the ATRI Rheumatology Certification and The Aquatic Therapy Chronic Pain Manual. Sheralee has been on faculty with the Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute as a workshop presenter from 1996 to 2012. She has been certified by AEA, CALA, and SCW in aquatic fitness and ATRI in aquatic therapy. Sheralee is also certified in advanced Massage, Reiki, Reflexology, Aqua Stretch and Watsu (water Shiatsu). Sheralee has been a private aquatic specialist and medical exercise specialist working out of people's homes and swimming pools for the last 9 years.

Vanessa Moore

Vanessa Moore has been a Zumba Instructor for 3 years. Zumba has changed her life for the better and her students mean the world to her. "Every class feels like a party! Come join me and you'll see what I mean. You don't even have to know how to dance. Just move your body and follow my lead. It's easy! Come try it, I guarantee you will have a blast!" Vanessa's classes are very Latin based with focus on core strength and conditioning.

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