Water Exercise Coach Blog

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
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
My Morning Stretching Routine

My Morning Stretching Routine

Get up and go with three easy exercises!  Whether you are at home or traveling my favorite stretch routine can be used to reduce morning stiffness, reverse the effects of prolonged sitting or as a warm-up for any workout  I’d like to invite you to try – pivot, plank and swing. 3 Stretches You Can Do... read more
HI-YO: Interval Training for ALL

HI-YO: Interval Training for ALL

By Laurie Denomme, BS, & Lori Sherlock, EdD Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training From Tabata to Timmons, everyone has their own take on how to deliver high intensity interval workouts. There is a simple explanation as to why so many programs involve HIIT…it works!  On land, this type of training is reserved for... read more
Aqua Pilates Recovery Workout

Aqua Pilates Recovery Workout

  Aqua Pilates: Stretch, Strengthen and Soothe the Body Over the next 3 weeks, I’d like to introduce three water specific techniques – Peyow Aqua Pilates, AquaStretch and Ai Chi. Why Recovery? Recovery is to regain something one has lost. Getting something back can mean different things at different times.  Here are some examples:... read more
5 Best Exercises for Back Pain

5 Best Exercises for Back Pain

Plank, Crunch and Pelvic Tilts Google “exercises for back pain” and you will find thousands of sites with exercises for the core.  Top hits include: planks, bridges, pelvic tilts, crunches and face down arm and leg raises. The problem with many of these back pain exercises is that they lack movement of the body in... read more