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LSUA Offers Water Aerobics Classes

Released: 06/18/2003

<p> The Louisiana State University at Alexandria (LSUA) Division of Continuing Education offers several sections of water aerobic classes each month. These classes provide an opportunity for relaxation and exercise for adults of all ages. </p><p> All of the water exercise classes meet in the LSUA pool located in the Physical Education Building for a fee of $31 per month per class. Continuing students pay a discounted rate of $25 per month. Participants must provide and wear appropriate deck and water shoes. </p><p>

Aquacise is a routine of specially designed exercises which use the water&acute;s natural buoyancy and resistance and may improve physical fitness, mental alertness, and emotional health. Exercises are conducted in shallow and/or deep water and are suitable for all levels of physical ability and water orientation. Faye Reynolds instructs the group on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 until 9:55 a.m. </p><p> Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program plus Deep Water is a NO IMPACT program. All exercises are performed in deep water and all activities are within the capabilities of most people with arthritis. It is not necessary to know how to swim. Although it is a nonclinical program, it may result in some physical benefits such as decreased pain and increased flexibility and endurance. Participants should have functional and relatively comfortable shoulder and elbow motion and be able to tolerate a 10 to 20 minute aquatic endurance component without excessive pain, fatigue, or shortness of breath. Participants must provide Aqua Jogger or instructor-approved buoyancy apparatus. Bobbie Berlin leads the session Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 until 4:25 p.m. </p><p> Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program Plus Shallow Water includes activities performed in shallow water which are within the capabilities of most people with arthritis. It is not necessary to know how to swim. Although it is a nonclinical program, it may result in some physical benefits such as decreased pain and increased flexibility and endurance. Participants should have functional and relatively comfortable shoulder and elbow motion and be able to tolerate a 10 to 20 minute aquatic endurance component or 15 minutes standing or walking on land without excessive pain, fatigue, or shortness of breath. </p><p> SECTION 1 is held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 until 3:25 p.m. SECTION 2 in held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 until 5:25 p.m. </p><p> For registration information, contact the LSUA Division of Continuing Education at 473-6495. </p>