4 smart reasons our rigorous, health-focused Aqua Fitness classes are right for you

By Ana Romero, Recreation Manager

Take a break from the gym and get your feet wet with the City of College Station’s Aqua Fitness classes. You’ll burn off extra calories while being gentle on your joints.

Aqua Fitness involves exercises you’d do on land, but with the added benefits of water. Here are some of the health benefits regular participation in water exercises provide:

1. Heart Health

Improves your cardiovascular strength.

2. Build Strength

Multiple muscles can be worked simultaneously, or you can isolate specific muscles.

3. No-Pressure Pace

Since you don’t have to keep up with an instructor, you can focus on the intensity at your own pace.

4. Comfort and Safety

Being in the water means you can comfortably work on balance without worrying about falling.

The Parks & Recreation Department offers several aqua fitness classes for ages 15 and up at Cindy Hallaran Pool. The 25-yard, zero-depth pool has a beach entry that gently slopes to a depth of four feet. The water fitness class will move to Adamson Lagoon in mid-August.

You can also get an Aqua Fitness pass, which is good for Water Fitness, Aqua HIIT, and Aqua Boot Camp. Sample a single-class drop-in pass for $3 and, once you’re hooked, buy an unlimited pass for $100. Passes can be purchased at the Cindy Hallaran Pool or online at rectrac.cstx.gov.

Aqua Fitness Classes

Water Fitness
Sessions provide enjoyable and practical exercises that enhance cardiopulmonary capacity, strength, and flexibility. Physically fit, prenatal, postnatal, post-operative, sedentary individuals, and those with arthritis or muscle injuries are encouraged to participate.

Mon.-Fri. • June 1-Aug. 13 • 9-10 a.m. • Cindy Hallaran Pool
Mon., Wed. & Fri. • Aug. 16-Sept. 24 • 9-10 a.m. • Adamson Lagoon 

Aqua HIIT
Take your fitness to the next level with a vigorous workout that brings intensity without the impact. It includes a combination of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), steady-state cardio, and resistance exercises.

Tue. • June 1-Aug. 10 • 7:30-8:30 a.m. • Cindy Hallaran Pool

Aqua Boot Camp
Get ready to be challenged by water resistance in Aqua Bootcamp. Adults benefit from a high-intensity, interval workout that uses resistance equipment. It combines strength training and aerobic conditioning with water resistance to give you an incredible overall body workout.

Thu. • June 3-Aug. 12 • 7:30-8:30 a.m. • Cindy Hallaran Pool

Make this summer count as you improve your fitness and well-being through our Aqua Fitness programs. Your body will thank you!

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Ana Romero is in her fourth year as recreation manager. She previously served the City of McAllen as recreation supervisor, community center manager, and aquatics superintendent. Ana earned a bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences from Texas A&M in 2001.

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