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Aquatic Exercise Program

Water exercise is commonly used for its rehabilitative properties. What most people don’t realize is that aquatic training is an excellent way to add variety to your workout, while still achieving cardiovascular and strength gains.

Class Descriptions and Schedule

Arthritis Aquatics is a structured recreational program in the pool. The water allows you to exercise with minimal strain on your joints and muscles. Gentle activities and exercises will help you gain strength and flexibility, resulting in decreased pain and stiffness.

Schedule: Mon., Wed., & Fri. from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

► Deep Water Fitness is a great workout that puts minimal stress on joints. Exercises are performed in both shallow an deep water. Participants will use equipment to participate in a workout that focuses on cardiovascular conditioning, body toning, aerobic travel, and stretches to improve flexibility. This is a class for individuals who want a challenge. **Participants must be comfortable in deep water. **

Schedule: Mon., Wed., & Fri. from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

**All water fitness classes are on-going. If Frederick County Schools or Frederick County feeder schools are closed due to inclement weather then classes will not be held. **


Purchase your 20-class punchcard at the Aquatic Office or Campus Recreation Office.

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Did You Know...

  • Water is 12 times more viscous than air, providing greater resistance

  • In water at chest height, the body will weigh 35% of normal body weight. At shoulder height, this decreases to 10%, resulting in less joint stress and greater range of motion.

  • Studies have shown that the same degree of muscle fitness can be achieved in water as on land. Strength and toning results can be achieved in 1/4 the time, with gains 4 to 12 times faster in water.

If you have any questions or concerns about programming, please call or email Beth Raub, 301-447-7429.

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