Water aerobics: tone, stretch and rejuvenate! Our water aerobics classes are designed to accommodate students of all ages and ability levels. From the laid-back fun of splashing and stretching to the heart-pumping cardio water workout that burns calories, builds strength, increases joint mobility and conditions the core, we’ve got a class for you.
Water aerobics is ideal for both healthy individuals and those suffering with arthritis, fibromyalgia pain and other debilitating or degenerative medical conditions. Because 90% of the body’s weight is supported in the water, much less strain is placed on the joints and spine, allowing improvement in flexibility without pain and injury.
Monday: 9:30am - 10:30am with Janie Tuft *Low to Moderate Intensity
Tuesday: 5:15pm - 6:15pm with Shelley Hawks **Moderate to High Intensity
Wednesday: 9:30am - 10:30am (Self-led)
Thursday: 5:15pm - 6:15pm with Shelley Hawks **Moderate to High Intensity
Friday: 9:30am - 10:30am with Stacie Sheets *Low to Moderate Intensity
The cost for classes is $3.00 per class for season and annual pass holders and $5.00 for nonmembers. 20-punch passes are available for $45.00 for pass holders and $75.00 for nonmembers. Punch passes may be used for both aquatic and fitness classes.
Meet our Instructors
I originally began attending water aerobics in the afternoons with Shelly Hawks back in 2011 when the MRAC first opened opened. Then in 2013, I began going to Cathy's water aerobics in the mornings after falling on ice and tearing my right rotator cuff. I have regained total motion in that shoulder from thanks to water aerobics, and for that I am so grateful. Cathy was a wonderful instructor, and we miss her since her move to Indiana. A friend and I began covering her classes when she became ill and we carried on until COVID-19 hit us last March 2020. Then in about Oct. the MRAC Director contacted me to see if I might be interested in covering one class per week, and I've been back at it since then! It gives me so much therapy and enjoyment to stay involved in water aerobics. I usually lead the Monday morning class from 9:30am to 10:30am: 15 minutes of stretching, 15 minutes of cardio, 15 minutes of resistance with buoys, and 15 minutes of resistance with a noodle.