LSUA Water Aerobics

LSUA-NewAnyone looking for a challenging and rewarding workout should search no further than the pool at LSU of Alexandria. Water aerobic classes are offered on campus five days a week and this fun, high intensity workout is designed to give participants increased flexibility, strength, endurance and cardiovascular health.

Dr. Julie Gill and Dr. Melissa Parks head up the water exercise program with both holding degrees in kinesiology and national fitness certifications.  Throughout the class, they remain on the pool deck in order to provide instruction and add an extra layer of safety.

The class is taught in the shallow end of the pool and is ideal for those of all age ranges and fitness levels. Throughout the workout, a full-body stretch for flexibility is incorporated along with cardio fitness, strength and endurance activities, balance and relaxation activities.

Participants can wear any type of workout attire including exercise tops and biking shorts.

Participants say that the class is great not only for an increase in energy, muscle mass and strength, but also for the friendships made in class. All highly recommend the program to others who want a good workout or relief from such ailments as arthritis and fibromyalgia.

Aquacise meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the pool in the Fitness Center on the LSUA campus from 9:00am-10:00am. AquaFit meets on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2:30pm-3:30pm.

The cost for the class is $45 per month. To participate and for more information call 318-473-6521.

2 Thoughts on “LSUA Water Aerobics

  1. KLAX TV, ABC 31 on May 5, 2014 at 10:34 am said:

    You’ll need to call LSUA and ask those questions. The phone number is in the article.

  2. Shon Branch on May 5, 2014 at 7:10 am said:

    HI I AM LOOKING FOR A CLASS FOR MY SISTER WITH DOWNS SYNDROME. SHE DOES HAVE AN ASSIGNED WORKER SO SHE WILL BE PRESENT TOO. I WOULD LIKE HER TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE WITHOUT IT BEING COMPLETELY FAST PACED. WE ARE LOOKING FOR A CLASS TO PROVIDE RANGE OF MOTION EXERCISES WHILE SHE HAVES FUN. PLEASE CONTACT ME BACK. I WOULD LIKE TO GET HER STARTED SOON.

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