AQUATIC WELLNESS

Since 2009, RAPRD has proudly provided aquatic activities to benefit the health of our community.

 

Whether you're looking for a low-impact cardiovascular workout, improved flexibility/balance/movement, post-op recovery, stress relief, or just a great whole body workout, aquatic fitness is ideal.

FIRST OF ITS KIND IN REDMOND

Redmond Aquatic Wellness is a holistic aquatic health and fitness program. Our classes are no longer “aqua aerobics” classes, they are “Aqua Fitness” classes. With our emphasis on wellness our classes target the different areas of fitness; cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, range of motion, posture, flexibility, coordination and neuroplasticity. The water is a unique environment making aqua fitness versatile and inclusive. In collaboration with local healthcare providers, Redmond Aquatic Wellness programs utilize the latest in exercise science to meet the needs of our community. Our program offers classes for all levels of exercisers; from athletes to health seekers, we have a program to suit your needs. Our Aquatic Wellness classes offer effective classes that are safe and fun. Amazing health and fitness goals can be achieved with water exercise and our programming will help you get there. COVID-19 restrictions require 6 feet space between aquatic wellness patrons. To accomplish this we are requiring reservations for our classes. Please visit raprd.org and click on Reservations on the menu bar. Pick up an Aquatic Fitness Schedule addendum at the pool or check our Facebook page under the Note section for our current schedule and class descriptions. If you have questions or concerns, or to find the right class for you, contact Robin Gaudette, RN, Aquatic Wellness Coordinator. You can reach her by email at robin.gaudette@raprd.org or call (541) 548-6066.

Simple Benefits of Water Exercise

Increases: strength, flexibility, energy, the range of motion, muscle tone, oxygen/circulation, endurance, balance, coordination, self-esteem, safety, enjoyment of life.

Decreases: stress, blood pressure, tension, weight, pain, body fat, impact on joints, the risk of injury.

 

Exercise is easier and less painful when supported by water, from simple movements to those nearly impossible on land. The buoyancy of the water helps protect your joints from the impact that is usually associated with exercising on land. Water provides twelve percent more resistance than movement on land, without the gravitational stress and pain.

 

Water Adds Resistance and Strength

The resistance of water is perfect for a strength-training workout and is generally twelve times greater than air. Instead of weights and a weight room, the water itself provides a challenge. An easy way to create resistance in the water is to cup your hands and push or pull water away from you; depending on the force exerted, the speed of movement, and the surface area presented, the range of resistance obtainable will adjust. Water surrounds you during the entire exercise routine so resistance is three-dimensional; movement in one direction meets with equal distance in the opposite direction and encourages muscle balance and parity. Hand paddles, flotation barbells or other specific equipment created for the opposition in the water can also aid in increasing the intensity and workload of your workout.

 

Our Aquatic Wellness classes offer effective classes that are safe and fun. Amazing health and fitness goals can be achieved with water exercise and our programming will help you get there. We have classes Monday-Saturday with a variety of hours. Class options which change every 4 weeks resulting in automatic cross-training. Instructors work with 4 categories of class styles; Cardio H2O - cardio aerobic focused, Cardio Tone - with the emphasis on muscular strength and endurance, Circuit Challenge - is a different style for the instructor for group exercise combinations and Waves - a class made up of various intervals. We offer our Aqua Gold and Aqua Motion for active older adults, beginners and for those with movement challenges. Aqua Zumba® is a class of traditional water moves and modified dance flavors set to Latin and World music. Pick up an Aquatic Fitness schedule addendum at the pool or check our Facebook page under the Note section for our current schedule and class descriptions. If you have questions or concerns, or to find the right class for you, contact Robin Gaudette, RN, Aquatic Wellness Coordinator at: robin.gaudette@raprd.org or call  (541) 548-6066.
 

Aquatic Fitness Program| Ages 16 & UP | $3.50 drop-in, $35 month pass

Aqua Fitness is a healthy way to get in shape while having fun. This fitness option limits stress on joints, improves balance and flexibility, cardio respiratory health, muscular strength and endurance. Classes are designed to give a full body workout and are

adjustable to all abilities. No swimming ability necessary. Check out the pool schedule on our website, pick up an Aquatic Fitness schedule addendum at the pool or check our Facebook page under the Note section for our current schedule and class descriptions. Classes are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 9:15-10:15am and Monday & Wednesday - 7:00-8:00pm

You can also sign up for: Go to Reservations and select Cascade Swim Center

Cardio H2O

Cardio Tone

Aqua Zumba®

Recreation Swim

Swim Lane

OFFICE ADDRESS

465 SW Rimrock Way

Redmond, OR 97756

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CENTERS

RAPRD OFFICE:
541-548-7275 
ACTIVITY CENTER:
541-526-1847
CASCADE SWIM CENTER:
541-548-6066

 

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