Water Exercise Coach Blog

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 wrong move can result in pain or injury. At-home workouts should... read more

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 to the next... read more

Aqua Fitness: Master the ONE THING industry leaders have in common

Master the ONE THING aqua fitness industry leaders have in common. The one thing all industry leaders do exceptionally well is vary their workouts. It’s the key to results. But it’s also easier said than done! The top water exercise professionals don’t just randomly put together exercises. They put together exercises that move the... read more

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 and outside the industry who inspire me most. I tested ideas and discovered a... read more

Wavemakers® is like a Compass for Water Exercise Instruction

Being a part of the aquatic fitness industry gives me opportunity to meet some amazing folks. At AEA’s International Aquatic Fitness Conference 2019, I met Katrina Hereford of Greenville South Carolina. An AEA-certified instructor and recreational therapist, Katrina lives her passion helping others to discover their best self through water exercise. On a mission... read more

20 New Ways to Jog in the Pool

Why do you need 20 new ways to jog in the pool?  A well-designed water workout includes three simple ingredients: warm-up, conditioning and warm-down. The warm-up and warm-down should always sandwich the work phase, preparing the body to work in the water and then get ready to return to land. The work phase is... read more
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.... read more
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. Restorative movement. Strength. Flexibility. And the benefits don’t stop there. Internationally known... read more
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 motivational instructor of her time, Jane Fonda believed exercise should be... read more