Fitness programs

Maitland Aquatics offer a number of fitness programs including Aqua Bike, Aquafit, Aqua Mat and more.

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. Check out the timetable for a full list of class times. 

Maitland Indoor Pool will be temporarily closed for maintenance from Sunday 23 September until Friday 12 October. There will be no learn to swim or aqua programs running during the maintenance period. More information.


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!


Aquafit Tabata

Tabata training is one of the most popular forms of high-intensity interval training 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.




Aqua Mat

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.


Aqua Bike

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.


Aquafit Circuit

This class is designed to strengthen, condition, tone and shape your muscles in an amazing full body workout. In only 45mins, this unique class will work every muscle thanks to some innovative equipment. During the class, we rotate between stations that included 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.

Aquafit Over 50’s and Dry Land Over 50’s

These are gentle exercise classes  designed to focus on Falls prevention through improving the strength and balance of participants. By combining wet and dry land activities where the water based classes improve cardio vascular health and range of movement, while land based classes improve load-bearing capabilities. The water based class is held on the ramp side of the pool for easy access.


For prices please see aquatics fees and charges.


Please complete a pre exercise questionnaire and bring it with you to your first class. Alternatively below is a full list of forms, season pass applications and the full aquatic class timetable.