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LSUA Water Aerobics Exercise Classes

Released: 08/07/2001

<p> The Division of Continuing Education and Technology at Louisiana State University offers a variety of water aerobic exercise classes. All classes meet at the LSUA pool and pre-registration is required. The fee for each class is $31 for the first month and $25 for each consecutive month thereafter. Participants must also provide and wear appropriate deck and water shoes. </p><p> Aquacise-This routine of specially designed exercises uses 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 most 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> Aerobic Deep Water Exercise-This 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. </p><p> Participants should have functional and relatively comfortable shoulder and elbow motion and be able to tolerate a 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-All activities are performed in shallow water and 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. Both sections are taught by Bobbie Berlin. </p><p> To register or receive more information about these or any non-credit course at LSUA, contact the Division of Continuing Education and Technology at (318) 473-6495. </p>