How Aqua Aerobics in Bridgwater are proving to be life- changing success story
Aqua Aerobics classes at 1610 Trinity Sports and Leisure in Bridgwater are enjoying a surge in popularity with attendances rising by more than 22% in two years transforming the health of many of those who take part.
1610 Trinity Sports and Leisure has recorded 10,440 attendances for Aqua Aerobic classes in the past year and someone who is a regular participant of the classes is 66 year old Andrew Joslin who signed up for Aqua sessions in January of this year following problems with his health.
In the past six months Andrew has enjoyed a great improvement in his mental and physical health; “I was in constant pain and I was frustrated and depressed. There seemed to be no real help for me and my quality of life was poor. I was advised to try Aqua and it was a big step for me at first due to a lack of confidence but I was given lots of support and advice. Aqua has helped me so much, I have become stronger and fitter and happier but most importantly I now have less pain. I look forward to the classes because they are hard work but mainly fun.”
Aqua Aerobics is a low impact form of exercise as the buoyancy which the water provides alleviates pressure on the body and the joints. It increases muscle strength, endurance and flexibility.
1610 Senior General Manager at Trinity Sports and Leisure Chris Skidmore says that Aqua Aerobics is a versatile activity for a wide range of age groups;” Aqua is a very safe but effective form of exercise for all age groups, it's a great way to train and have a great workout whilst minimising impact and pressure on joints. We are delighted with the increase in demand for our classes, we aim to make them as welcoming and fun as possible for members to enjoy.”
62 year old Sarah Maher has been taking part in Aqua Aerobics since 2014 and attends 4 classes a week; “I started because I have Osteoarthritis in my hips and exercising in the water allows me much more mobility. It has helped me develop my muscles that support the bones and it certainly helps reduce the pain and I am generally fitter. The water supports you, so you can do so much more than you can on dry land. I have also got to know a lot more people through attending the classes so it is a social event too.”
Andrew Joslin believes that the classes have transformed his life in such a positive way; “My quality of life has improved as has my confidence, I am not trapped at home and I have made friends and I enjoy life again. Mentally, emotionally and physically I am so much better and improved. I would recommend anyone to try it.”
For more information about Aqua Aerobics contact 1610 Trinity Sports and Leisure
Tel 01278 429119.