Aqua fitness classes
Benefits of aqua fitness
Aqua fitness is an excellent way to recover, rejuvenate and socialize.The properties of water protect your joints, work muscles and strengthen the heart. It can benefit every age and fitness level.
Improve your range of motion, strength, and cardio endurance. Increase your circulation, joint health and help manage your pain.
Conditioning swim courses offer improved fitness and swim times.
Types of aqua fitness classes
You can register online, in person at our Recreation facilities, or by calling
Fall registration for aqua fitness classes is now open.
Winter registration for aqua fitness classes will begin Nov. 29, 2022:
- Online - please note updated time: 6 a.m. (online waiting room opens at 5:30 a.m.)
- In person: at any City-operated Aquatic Recreation facility or Arts Centre during posted business hours
- By phone: Call the Customer Service Centre at 403-268-3800 (press option 1) - 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday to Friday
About our fitness instructors
Our aqua fitness instructors are certified and trained in how to use the properties of the water to improve fitness and wellness.
Our conditioning swim instructors are NCCP certified and many were competitive swimmers.
What are classes like?
Our classes offer safe, fun, and effective workouts for a variety of ages and abilities. You can expect to be supported and challenged by our passionate instructors.
Most classes range from forty-five minutes to one hour. Each session begins with a warm-up, which may vary between five to fifteen minutes depending on the temperature of the pool, length, and style of class. A cardio portion follows the warm-up and ranges between fifteen to forty-five minutes.
Many classes also include strength exercises that may involve optional use of aqua dumbbells, noodles and other equipment. Classes finish with a warm-down and range-of-motion portion to help you relax and rejuvenate.
Conditioning Swim classes will have a warm-up set, a set that includes a variety of swim drills and some stroke improvement tips followed by a cool down set.
- A water bottle
- For conditioning swim bring goggles - swim cap is optional
- Towel and personal hygiene products
All equipment is provided, however you may bring your own deep water belt (for DWW classes) or handle paddles (for conditioning swim) if you wish.