Want to try something new and exciting? Try Aqua Pilates. This workout utilises traditional Pilates methods, but relies on buoyancy, resistance, and gentle movement of the warm water to increase your core strength, balance and flexibility.
Instead of springs, theraband and balls, your instructor may utilise foam noodles, ankle cuffs, or aquatic dumbbells to enhance your workout.
Who can do Aqua Pilates?
The best thing about Aqua Pilates, is that nearly anyone can do it. Pool based exercises are generally appropriate for post-operative patients, pregnant patients, people with increased weight, osteopenia or osteoporosis, or any Gym Junky just wanting to try a new challenge. Please note, if you do have an injury or are Pregnant – it is important to discuss with your Medical Provider before attending your first class.
What is the difference between Aqua Pilates and Aqua Aerobics?
Aqua Pilates has a strongfocus on correctly activating and strengthening your core, maintaining correct posture and then toning your muscles. Sounds easy right? Well if you have ever attended one of Desiree’s land based Pilates – easy is an understatement.
Aqua aerobics on the other hand uses many movements that increase the heart rate by moving the limbs instead of a focus on engaging the core.