Muscle activation has long been the primary focus regarding movement in water. More recently, a newer conversation about the role on fascia in effective exercise biomechanics has become more prevalent. This session will cover basic information about what fascia is and its role in the body. Find out how movement in water can be enhanced when fascial lines and slings are considered when performing aqua exercises.
Slow to fast, fluid to fierce and tranquil to turbulent, Aqua P2P (plyometric to Pilates) is an excellent program to incorporate mind & body programming into chillier pools. This workout alternates between high-intensity exercise, yoga flow and Pilates core training. The program structure is very simple, each segment is taught for about 5 minutes using higher intensity movements followed by mind & body movements. The class is ready to take away as is or each segment can be used alone as an addition to your normal classes.
Incorporating a blend of strength, core activation and stability, and mental focus this workshop aims to balance mind and muscles. A focus on the core muscles, and often under-active back and glutes, clients can become more aware of postural alignment, and help relieve unwanted muscle tension. Derived from a variety of well-being practices, including Tai Chi,Pilates, Yoga and Chi-Ball the movements will leave participants feeling rejuvenated, relaxed, stretched and balanced.
The water offers the ultimate training environment for every body; elite athletes and sport professionals included. In this session Dominic and Lianne take you on a journey to show you why multi-dimensional resistance water training should be part of any training program. Supported by interviews with renowned athletes, sport teams, strength & conditioning coaches and training professionals, we’ll zoom in on their experiences and the benefits of water training, why it is the ultimate (cross) training environment and why you should consider it.
Music is a key motivator in group fitness but is often relegated to the background in aquatic HIIT programs. ‘HIIT that Beat’ matches HIIT to music resulting in a rhythmic, heart pumping and all body workout experience. This program is informed by a sophisticated combination of Lianne Tiemens’ practical expertise in HIIT and Marlee King’s expertise in musicality and choreography. In this session you will experience how to successfully pair music and HIIT with moves that focus on mobility, agility and endurance whilst working towards various intensity peaks.
In this fast-paced, 75-minute event, 10 speakers get five minutes each to share personal and professional insights that have made significant change to their businesses and career. It’s a fast paced session on a whole host of topics ranging from the informative and enlightening to the humorous and fun. Bring your note pad to capture the amazing ideas that flow.
The simple pool noodle might be the most versatile and inexpensive piece of equipment available for an aqua fitness class. When using noodles of different shapes and sizes you can create innovative, effective and suspended cardio and stability workouts. We hope you leave this workshop feeling inspired and equipped with new ideas for noodle exercises that work into both shallow and deepwater class formats.
Every aqua instructor has to deal with challenges that are unique to the poolside that is otherwise known as pool drama. Participants owning a spot in the pool, refusing to participate in activities, incessant talking or turning their back to the instructor are some of the most common issues. No instructor is immune to these challenges, but it is how we deal with them that defines us as leaders. In this session, seasoned instructors Marietta and Maria will discuss their effective and well tested strategies that will empower instructors with tools to manage personalities and maintain professionalism and dignity.
Level up your aqua choreo with the art of layering! Layering is a technique used when one simple move is gradually altered to finish with a more complex move. Layering combinations are performed by slowly adding, altering or elaborating more complicated variations to obtain more value from the original move either in intensity or complexity. This allows an easy transition from a simple routine to a complex, challenging one. This session is must for any instructor who struggles to get to the end product or wants to take their aqua choreography to the next Level!