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

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
Squat Perfection

Squat Perfection

Squat Perfection – Step 1: Learn the Move Practice makes perfect. We all know that, but how many of us commit to doing the same exercise day in and day out for a month? I can’t tell you how proud I am of everyone who joined my challenge. In week 1 of the WECOACH... read more