Water Exercise Coach Blog

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
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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