Water aerobics, a great low impact alternative

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All Together Now: Charles King Fitness Center patrons burn calories during an Aquatics Aerobic class at the facility on U.S. Naval Base Guam Aug. 20. The center offers the class Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting at 9:30 a.m. The class is an alternative aerobics class that offers high resistance and low impact to the muscles, joints and ligaments. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Corwin Colbert/Released
All Together Now: Charles King Fitness Center patrons burn calories during an Aquatics Aerobic class at the facility on U.S. Naval Base Guam Aug. 20. The center offers the class Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting at 9:30 a.m. The class is an alternative aerobics class that offers high resistance and low impact to the muscles, joints and ligaments. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Corwin Colbert/Released

Water aerobics, a great low impact alternative

by: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Corwin Colbert | .
Joint Region Edge Staff | .
published: August 29, 2012

The Charles King Fitness Center (CKFC) is offering water aerobics at the facility’s pool for all Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons.

“This is a great program for patrons who have back or knee issues or those who want to try something different,” said Joanna Wyatt, CKFC fitness coordinator. “It offers a low-impact workout with high resistance.”

Jennifer Trant became a certified water aerobics instructor in 2005 and currently teaches the class at the CKFC. After three knee reconstructions, Trant said water aerobics has helped her stay in shape.

“After my surgeries it was hard for me to be very flexible at the knees,” she said. “Training in the water helped improve my flexibility whereas now I can touch my toes.”
Trant added the class, which lasts for an hour, is open to everyone and encouraged all to take part.

“The class is for all gender and ages who can attend,” she said. “I even have pregnant women who come to work out.”

She said it is a great way to cross train and an introduction to fitness for beginners.

“I had one of my students say he didn’t know why they called it water aerobics until he took my class then he said he felt the aerobics,” Trant chuckled.

For more information on water aerobics visit MWR online at www.mwrguam.com.

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