Water Exercise Coach Blog

BioExercise: Strengthen your Body. Sharpen your Mind.

BioExercise: Strengthen your Body. Sharpen your Mind.

BioExercise BioExercise is a new exercise program that combines activities for the body and mind to improve total body functionality.  It helps participants address the physical and mental needs of their bodies as they age.  The result: improved physical and cognitive health. Accelerated Aging Advancing technology and urbanization has created millions of desk jobs and... read more
Wet Barre: Functional Core Training

Wet Barre: Functional Core Training

Core Training It takes more than drool-worthy six-pack abs to have a strong and healthy core. The rectus abdominus, responsible for six-pack abs, only represents one of several muscles that comprise the core. Functional Core Training Functional fitness tells us that moving in more directions and recruiting more than one muscle group at a... read more
Interval Pool Workouts: Tabata and more

Interval Pool Workouts: Tabata and more

Interval Pool Workouts: Tabata, Little Method, Turbulence Training and Fartlek   Various forms of interval workouts have saturated the fitness market.  On land, this type of training is reserved for advanced exercisers. In water, this type of training is realistic and attainable for everyone. Along with my colleague Lori Sherlock, an ironman athlete and... read more
Interval Training: Water Workouts for Seniors

Interval Training: Water Workouts for Seniors

Older, Faster and Stronger Older is not usually associated with being faster or stronger. But maybe it could if one believed it to be? Take Usain Bolt, the greatest sprinter of all time, who at 30 years old became the only person to ever win three Olympic 100m gold medals. Or 42 year old... read more
Body Talk for Better Balance

Body Talk for Better Balance

Dynamic Movement is Body Talk for Better Balance Balance is best trained by speaking to the body in a language it understands.  Andrea Wasylow, PT explains:  “Balance requires the ability of the neurological system to successfully receive information, process that information, and then convey an appropriate motor plan for task completion – all while... read more
Balance Training in 6 Directions

Balance Training in 6 Directions

Balance Training in 6-Directions for Better Results Have you seen the V8 commercial where the personal trainer asks the client if they ate their vegetables today? Answering “no”, the client is knocked on the forehead as if to say “duh”. I had this kind of an “ah-ha” moment with a client as we evaluated... read more
Water Workouts to Go: Simple, Effective, FUN

Water Workouts to Go: Simple, Effective, FUN

A Special Offer from WECOACH Water Workouts to Go are simple, effective and seriously fun to do!  Since 2006 I’ve provided my personal training clients a printed copy of their personal pool program. This home exercise program was known as their “SMART CARD” – a Specific, Measureable, Attainable, and Realistic Training program. The workouts... read more
COREssentials for Water Exercise

COREssentials for Water Exercise

A Change in Perspective Awaits You Check out this photo? Do you see a 9 or a 6? What you see depends on where you are sitting in relation to the picture. The person sitting towards the viewer sees a 9 while the person facing away sees a 6. Elizabeth Banks, a Gray Institute Fellow... read more
Grow Your Passion and Aquatics Career

Grow Your Passion and Aquatics Career

Grow Your Aquatics Career If you have ever felt stuck in the same teaching routine or perhaps lacking in enthusiasm, you are not alone. My aquatics career, like many, has been a journey. In retrospect, I can see how many of my opportunities led me here: Our community pool – as kids, my sister and... read more
Move in 6 Directions for Better Exercise Results

Move in 6 Directions for Better Exercise Results

Why Move in 6 Directions? In 2011, I entered the Gray Institute fellowship program. I thought I was going to enhance my understanding of anatomy and biomechanics. And yes I did become more familiar with muscles and movement, but more importantly the Gray Institute connected everything I already knew and inspired me to learn... read more