Florida Presbyterian Homes is proud to announce the WATERinMOTION pool exercise program is coming soon. This fun workout takes place in the pool and combines cardio training with muscle toning, all set to energizing music and choreography. “It’s a class that will keep you moving and put a smile on your face the entire time,” said Alison Kennedy, Director of the Wellness Program at Florida Presbyterian Homes.
The class will be open to FPH residents and will be held in the Munn Pool on Wednesdays at 10 am beginning in late January or early February depending on the weather. There will be no cost for residents. Anyone who has been given the go-ahead from their physician to begin a fitness program after an injury or to participate in a workout regimen may attend.
“Our program will be the Platinum version of WATERinMOTION that includes choreography and music geared toward older adults,” said Kennedy. Platinum also offers a shallow-water, low-impact aqua exercise experience that is designed to improve cardiovascular endurance, agility, balance, strength and flexibility. “And, the class will be taught by a WATERinMOTION champion that has not only been teaching the program since it began 8 years ago, but also is featured on the WATERinMOTION videos. We’re very lucky to have this instructor on our campus and providing this amazing aquatic experience.”
Kennedy says that WATERinMOTION allows participants to enjoy a vigorous workout without the pull of gravity on their body. There are many cross-training effects the water provides reducing the impact on the joints, specifically the knees and back. Any necessary equipment will be provided at the pool.
“Interested residents should let me know as soon as possible if they would like to participate,” said Kennedy. “I will keep their name on a list and notify them when we determine a start date in early 2019.” Kennedy can be reached by email at at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (863) 577-6022.