A full description of each class type is available below and there is sure to be something for everyone. There are limited spots per class so ensure you don't miss out by reserving your place on the sign up sheet available at the kiosk half an hour prior to the class or by phoning 02 4933 5073.
Aqua fitness enhances cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance while the water provides added resistance and support with minimal joint strain for a great challenge. No matter what your age, ability or experience, aqua fit is an inclusive activity suitable for everyone. Our 45 minute Aquafit classes are held by our AustSwim qualified aqua instructors throughout the week and on Saturday mornings at Maitland Aquatic Centre. Come along anytime throughout the term and join in the fun!
|Monday||6.30am to 7.15am||1.00pm to 1.45pm|
|Tuesday||10.00am to 10.45am||6.00pm to 6.45pm|
|Wednesday||6.30am to 7.15am|
|Thursday||7.30am to 8.15am||6.00pm to 6.45pm|
|Friday||6.30am to 7.15am|
|Saturday||7.15am to 8.00am|
Our deep aqua class is a non-weight bearing form of exercise, so the range of movement and intensity is far greater than you can achieve on dry land and most importantly without the impact. Buoyancy belts are provided so even those who cannot swim can participate. Deep aqua is a class designed to improve your fitness, develop muscle tone, help with weight loss and also strengthen your abdominals and core. This 45 minute class is very much designed for your individual work out so, no matter what your goal you have the option to work at an intensity that suits you. This class is held at East Maitland Pool.
|Monday||5.30pm to 6.15pm|
|Thursday||6.30am to 7.15am|
The FITMAT is a floating training platform that provides a new, fun, and dynamic way to exercise. Its main feature is its rigidity and ability to float on water. The FITMAT can make the most basic exercises challenging. This 30 minute class will challenge your core like never before in this high intensity interval training (HIIT) class on the water. You will get wet.
There’s 10 spots per class. Reserve your place by putting your name down on the sign up sheet at the kiosk from half an hour prior to the class.
|Monday||6.15pm to 6.45pm|
|Tuesday||6.30am to 7.00am|
|Wednesday||6.15pm to 6.45pm|
|Thursday||11.00am to 11.30am|
|Friday||6.15pm to 6.45pm|
|Saturday||3.45pm to 4.15pm|
This 45 minute class is designed to strengthen, condition, tone and shape your muscles in an amazing full body workout. This unique class will work every muscle thanks to some innovative equipment. During the class, we rotate between stations that includes an aqua spin bike, noodles and dumbbells. Circuit training is a fun and efficient way to get fit fast. When you add the support and resistance of water to the mix, the benefits increase tenfold and because a circuit class involves moving from one type of exercise to the next, you won’t get bored.
|Thursday||10.00am to 10.45am|
Aqua cycling has been designed to take advantage of the many benefits of the aquatic environment. The strongest advantage of the Aqua bike is the utilisation of the waters buoyancy for joint support, which provides protection for those who have special medical concerns such as arthritis. The resistance is determined by four paddle wheels. Resistance is also added by increasing RPM’s through acceleration which is a key component in aquatic conditioning. Additional challenges can be met by a change in seat positions, intervals or power pull techniques. Come along and try the newest 30 minute fitness program. A requirement of the class is the wearing of aqua gym shoes.
|Monday||6.15am to 6.45am||12.15pm to 12.45pm||6.15pm to 6.45pm|
|Wednesday||6.15am to 6.45am||12.15pm to 12.45pm||6.15pm to 6.45pm|
|Saturday||8.30am to 9.00am||3.00pm to 3.30pm|
Tabata training is one of the most popular forms of high intensity interval training. Each workout consists of eight rounds, performed in “20 seconds on, 10 seconds off” intervals. It’s the perfect high intensity workout for both fitness and weight loss benefits. The buoyancy of the water also helps reduce impact that is felt during land based exercise. Mixing this format with the properties of water through a variety of simple, yet intense exercises, allows each class to blast away the calories and provide noticeable results in a short amount of time. Whether your goal is muscle tone, weight loss, or both, this 45 minute class will provide what you are looking for.
|Wednesday||1.00pm to 1.45pm|