Water Fitness Classes

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Water aerobics and aquatic fitness are good for your health!

Exercising in water builds cardiovascular stamina, strength, and flexibility,  increases circulation and can help you rehabilitate healing muscles and joints. YWCA Aquatics offers a variety of instructor-led water aerobics and aquatic fitness classes in our pool all week long with different intensity and skill levels.  Non-swimmers are always welcome in all of our shallow end classes. With our water temperature at 86°, you can enjoy water exercise at any time of the year!

Class Choreography LevelClass Intensity Level
S = Simple 1 = Low
I = Intermediate2 = Intermediate
A = Advanced3 = High

SilverSplash®: (S, 1)

Fun, shallow end movement to improve agility and flexibility while addressing cardiovascular, strength and endurance conditioning. No swimming ability is required and a SilverSneakers® kickboard or other aquatic equipment is used to improve strength, balance, and coordination.

Water Exercise: (S, 1)

Easy to follow, low impact water aerobics, combined with a range of motion movements for fun water workout in the shallow end of the pool. Instructor utilizes a variety of pool equipment in low impact resistance, strength, and range of motion exercises. Suitable for participants with strength, balance, and mobility challenges.

Water Walking: (S, 1)

Walking across the shallow end in different directions. Utilizes a variety of pool equipment.

Aqua Zumba®: (I, 2)

Those looking to make a splash by adding a low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise set to music to their fitness routine.

Deep End Power Hour: (I, 2/3)

Intense cardiovascular and strength conditioning using core stabilization with no impact. Water resistance is utilized to increase core strength. Participants should be strong swimmers as this class takes place in the deep end of the pool.

H2O Cardio: (I, 3)

Intense workout in the shallow end of the pool. Utilizes a variety of pool equipment and concentrates on gaining strength, coordination, and cardiovascular endurance.

Water Exercise & Pool Schedule

Due to inclement weather, YWCA of Asheville will be on a 2-hour delay on  Thursday, November 15th. The building and all programs, including the Fitness Center, Aquatics, Early Learning Program, and Empowerment Child Care, will open at 9:30 am. Please note that this means that ELP will NOT serve breakfast. Please check back here frequently for possible updates and changes, and please stay safe and warm out there!