Exercise Should Feel Good

Your new exercise mantra: Exercise Should Feel Good Here’s why this thinking should guide every workout. While confined to your home, you may be exploring new ways to keep moving. That’s good!  Movement helps to boost immunity and keep muscles strong. However, one...

What is an Aquatic Health Club?

Imagine a warm smile and friendly greeting as you walk in the door with your swim bag. The front desk staff knows you by name, and always looks happy to see you. “Hi Kathy, how are you doing today?” Here, you have the opportunity to learn to swim, take your swimming...

5 Specific Ways to use Wavemakers®

Clarity. Confidence. Connections. These are the things I’ve personally gained developing Wavemakers®. I started developing Wavemakers® two years ago with the idea of helping other water exercise instructors get to the top of their game. I collaborated with people in...

How to Choose the Best Water Exercise Certification

How to Choose the Best Water Exercise Certification

Having the right credentials is important for fitness leaders, yet navigating water exercise certification, and figuring out what’s best for you, can be confusing. I’ve been involved in aquatics for over 25 years. Along the way, I’ve worked for leading fitness certification and continuing education organizations, while teaching group classes and providing personal training. Today […]

Aqua Yoga Strength Certificate

Aqua Yoga Strength Certificate

What do water exercise and yoga have in common? When practiced with purpose, both joint-friendly programs keep the body balanced, strong and less prone to injury. Bringing water and yoga together has an even bigger impact. It’s the best combination for everything....

Goodbye Water Aerobics. Hello Water Exercise!

Goodbye Water Aerobics. Hello Water Exercise!

While it didn’t gain popularity until the 1980s, the term water aerobics was developed a decade earlier to describe a type of exercise that improved cardiovascular health. We’ve got Jane Fonda’s exercise videos to thank for taking the movement viral. Perhaps the most...