Durham pool launches new aqua fitness classes
People aiming to get fit for the new year can try a selection of new aqua classes for free.
Durham City's Freeman's Quay Leisure Centre has added a number of exciting new classes to its aqua timetable and is offering people the chance to try the first session without paying.
The new programme includes aqua pole, which is brand new to our leisure centres, as well as aqua cycle, aqua fighter and tidal workouts which have all been well received at some of our other swimming pools.
Kaye Stephenson, our principal aquatics manager, said: "Aqua pole is a real waistline workout with a difference and our popular aqua cycle, aqua fighter and tidal classes are guaranteed to get the heart pumping.
"To celebrate the launch of our new classes at Freeman's Quay, we're giving customers the chance to try before they buy. We would encourage people to reserve their space soon as we're expecting classes to be popular and fill up quickly."
Leisure centre users can enjoy any of the following new classes for free:
- Monday 20 January from 11am to 11.30am: Tidal
- Tuesday 21 January from 7.30pm to 8.15pm: Aqua pole
- Wednesday 22 January from 7.30am to 8am: Aqua cycle
- Thursday 23 January from 7.15pm to 8pm: Aqua fighter
The centre's aqua fit classes aren't new to the programme but the following sessions are also included in the free class offer:
- Tuesday 21 January from 9.45am to 10.45am
- Friday 24 January from 9.45am to 10.45am
Places for each class are limited and must be booked in advance by contacting Freeman's Quay Leisure Centre on 03000 268 488.
The new sessions vary in intensity and are suitable for people of all levels of ability. Participants do not need to be able to swim to take part in any of the classes and, to make sure everyone is comfortable, people are welcome to wear t-shirts and shorts over their swimwear if they wish.
Tidal offers a 30-minute, high intensity but low-impact class which is suitable for a variety of fitness levels.
Aqua cycle is also a low-impact option as the buoyancy of the water reduces impact on muscles and joints as people pedal against the resistance of the water.
Aqua pole is perfect for people who want to improve their core strength. Exercising with poles under the water, the class uses resistance to work the waistline and buoyancy to replicate gymnastic style flexibility.