WHY EXERCISE IN THE WATER?
Water Exercise provides very similar benefits as land-based resistance exercise classes: you can improve cardiovascular health, increase strength and ultimately improve functional ability. Dry land resistance training requires equipment such as free weights, bands or tubing; in the water, the water is nature’s tool. Water is around 12 times more resistant than air; it has a stabilizing effect that is helpful in strengthening tuck and postural muscles to improve balance and has minimal weight bearing for the participant. Please try out 1 or more of the classes that Solon Recreation offers. Come ready to have fun and meet some great people.
AQUA ZUMBA with Instructor Kate Weaver
Those looking to make a splash by adding a low - impact, high - energy aquatic exercise to their fitness routine.Aqua Zumba® blends the Zumba® philosophy with water resistance, for one pool party you shouldn't miss. There is less impact on your joints during an Aqua Zumba® class so you can really let loose. Water creates natural resistance, which means every step is more challenging and helps tone your muscles. The class is taught in the lanes area.
HYDRO FIT with Instructor Paula Flauto **
In this class you'll alternate between various equipment to keep every workout unique and fun. Each class consists of a warm-up, sets of exercises with a focus on each muscle group and a cool down / stretch. The class is taught in the lanes area.
SILVER SPLASH with Instructor Paula McArthur or Marian Jacobs **
The Silver Splash class is offered only to members of the Silver Sneakers Program. The class will focus on strengthening your muscles and improving your range of motion. It is taught in the lanes area.
WATER EXERCISE with Instructor Paula McArthur
This class is a combination of high intensity cardio training and flexibility exercises that will get you ready for anything. The class is taught in the lanes area.
WATER JOGGING with Instructor Paula McArthur
Water Jogging is a fantastic cardio fitness class that works your stamina and overall fitness. The current of the lazy river intensifies the workout as you move both with and against it. While mainly held in the river this energetic class has been known to mix up the workout by using a variety of areas that sometimes include the zero depth, the drop zone and the lanes area.
**When Solon schools have a planned closed day off school afternoon classes are cancelled due to Open Swim starting at 11:00am. Morning and Evening classes will still take place. On unplanned school closures (Example: snow days) class will still be held at the regular time.
FEES: Community Center members may pay a drop in fee of $5 for each class or purchase a class pass and pay only $3 per class. Solon resident non-member pays $5 plus a daily drop in fee for each class. Call the Solon Community Center for more information at (440) 248-5747.