Aqua pilates

This is a water based exercise class, which can be beneficial for injuries, post-op injuries and rehabilitation, special needs, pregnancy, fitness, weight reduction, stretch and tone and general all round well-being. Classes are run by a professional pilates, yoga and dance teacher.

The main advantage of exercising in water is that it offers resistance in all directions, compared to land exercises where you work against gravity. Because of the cushioning effect that water provides, this form of exercise is particularly beneficial to anyone at risk from bodily stress, including the elderly, overweight, or those recovering from soft tissue injury.

People with arthritis often experience swelling, immobility and pain. The American College of Rheumatology reports that water may be one of the only environments that offers pain-free movement for people with all types of arthritis. Water exercises increases arthritic patients aerobic capacity and endurance by 24%.