Looking for a challenging cardiovascular workout minus the impact of the floor H2O Challenge is for you! With cooperation from the Village of Barnesville, Barnesville Hospitals Rehabilitation Department is offering a water aerobics class taught by staff from the Physical Therapy Department. This class is a mixed intensity workout designed for all fitness levels. The participant is instructed through a range of exercises, done mostly vertically and without swimming, that create resistance work with a cardio focus.
In addition to the standard benefits of any exercise, the use of water in water aerobics supports the body and reduces the risk of muscle or joint injury. The use of gravity by flotation places less stress on the joints when stretching and can allow a greater range of motion. Exercise in the water can also prevent overheating through continuous cooling of the body.
Weather permitting, classes will be held at the Barnesville Pool each Monday from 6:30 7:30 p.m., running from June 22nd through July 27th. No swimming experience or equipment, other than a bathing suit, is required. Cost is $5.00 per person per class.