Water Exercise Coach Blog

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
Fat Burning Water Workout: HI-YO Intervals

Fat Burning Water Workout: HI-YO Intervals

The Best Fat Burning Workout One of the most commonly asked questions to aquatic fitness professionals is, “what is the best fat burning workout?” Although there is no “best way”, the bottom line is the more calories that are burned, the greater the potential for fat loss.  There are many ways to design a weight loss... read more
5 Water Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis

5 Water Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Water exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis have tremendous benefits of which I learned first hand from Kendra Jones. I first met Kendra at a convention hosted by the Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute. In a single conversation, it was easy to spot her kind and caring personality. I learned that Kendra’s interest in water exercise stemmed from her own diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis commonly referred to as Jr. RA.

First diagnosed at the age of 4 with childhood-onset rheumatoid arthritis, by 26 she had both hips replaced and at 28 was facing surgery on her neck due to excruciating pain from discs fused together (again from the JRA).

Weighing her options and on the advice of a neurosurgeon, Kendra found other ways to manage the pain without surgery. Today she shares with WEOACH followers some of her favorite water exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis!

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Holding the Pool Wall is not Just for Beginners

Holding the Pool Wall is not Just for Beginners

Holding the pool wall might not be known for advancing an exercise, but it should!  Did you know that stability enhances mobility and with greater stability isolated muscle strengthening is possible? Think about a time when you’ve been nervous or scared. What does the body do? Shoulders rounded, muscles tense and perhaps the body is a... read more
Healing Sounds for Water Exercise

Healing Sounds for Water Exercise

Are You Rhythm Ready? Have you ever considered the impact music has on your workout?  In my group exercise classes, I noticed with certain music my students appeared disengaged while other times they were relaxed and smiling even when they were working really hard.  Curious to know more about the impact of music on... read more
9 Solutions for Cloudy Pool Water

9 Solutions for Cloudy Pool Water

Pool Water Quality is Important Many aquatic professionals are intimidated by the complexity of pool water chemistry when in reality, it is not as complicated as it may seem. If water is cloudy, there is a serious problem, but clear water doesn’t necessarily mean safe water either. Every pool that is open for public... read more
Yoga Exercises for Back Pain

Yoga Exercises for Back Pain

Tired of waking up with aches and pains?  Yoga in the pool can help.  Stretching in the aquatic environment is beneficial and can be practiced by individuals of all fitness levels.  Buoyancy supports the body for better range of motion while moving against the natural resistance of the water improves strength. So you might... read more
Top 10 Reasons for Exercising in the Water

Top 10 Reasons for Exercising in the Water

By:  Mark Grevelding, Fitmotivation Founder Fitmotivation and WECOACH:  Getting More People in the Water WECOACH founder, Laurie Denomme and I have been friends and professional colleagues for more than 15 years.  During these 15 years, we have both been dedicated to one mission – getting more people in the water and showing them a... read more
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