Program Highlight

Can’t decide between dancing and getting in the pool? Aqua Zumba brings both together in one awesome pool party!

Structured like a standard Zumba class, Aqua Zumba entails dancing to motivational music with unique dance moves and combinations—except it’s in water.

“Aqua Zumba is for Zumba lovers, people that love the water and people that don’t like to go swimming—it gives everyone a chance to enjoy aquatics in a different way,” said Aquatics Coordinator Michael Freeman.

The SRWC hosted Aqua Zumba years back when it opened, but is now bringing it back as a program for a new generation of students. It blends the Zumba philosophy with water resistance, creating a safe, low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise.

As water creates natural resistance, each step or dance move is more challenging and helps with muscle-toning and cardio-conditioning. Almost all body weight is displaced when water is at one’s chest level, so Aqua Zumba is a way to keep the knees, hips and back from undergoing pounding and stress while working out.

“It’s a great opportunity for students to engage in a fun, challenging way of dancing,” said Freeman. “And if you already love Zumba, it’s a new way to do that as well!”

Aqua Zumba will be taking place at 12 p.m. for the next three Fridays of April (4/15, 4/22, 4/29) at the Aquatics Center.

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