Water Fitness Classes

YWCA Water Fitness

Our water fitness classes run the gamut of fitness: some focus on strengthening joints and muscles, while others offer a harder workout to tone your body and help you lose weight. Everyone enjoys the friendships they make through classes, and the camaraderie keeps them coming back for more.

Water fitness is safe and easy to learn. Classes include cardiovascular, strength and stretching exercises. Participants are encouraged to work at their own comfort level.  The YWCA provides barbells, kick boards, noodles, and resistance cuffs for use in classes. Everyone is welcome to try any water fitness class one time at no charge.

Participants must bring their own towel, bathing suits and a change of dry clothes.  We would also encourage everyone to wear water shoes, flip flops or sandals to prevent slipping in the locker rooms or on the pool deck.

Class Descriptions & Times

Liquid Assets with Kellie

Saturdays 9am – 10am

This class is for active and healthy adults who want a medium to high intensity workout for muscle toning with aerobic exercises. The workout will take place in the shallow and deep ends of the pool. The exercise routine is set to music, and all exercise equipment will be provided. This class is taught by a certified United States Water Fitness Association instructor.

Liquid Fit with Kellie

Wednesdays 5pm – 6pm

This is for active and healthy adults who want a medium to high intensity workout for muscle toning with aerobic exercises. This workout will take place in the shallow and deep ends of the pool. The exercise routine is set to music, and all exercise equipment will be provided. This class is taught by a certified United States Water Fitness Association instructor.

Swing N’ Sway with Mary

Mondays and Wednesdays 10am – 11am

A low to medium intensity workout for senior adults that includes stretching, muscle strengthening and cardio workout. The class is in the shallow and deep ends of the pool. Any and all equipment will be provided.

Gentle Water Yoga with Mary

Mondays & Wednesdays 11am – 11:30am

This is a low intensity workout in the shallow end of the pool only. This workout will focus on strengthening joints, increasing balance, and toning core muscles.

Power House Workout with Linda

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays  12:30pm – 1pm

A high intensity workout in the shallow end of the pool only.  This workout will focus on strengthening joints, increasing balance, and toning core muscles. This is taught by an instructor certified by the Arthritis Foundation, the United States Water Fitness Association and holds a personal trainer certification.

Water Walking with Linda

Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30am – 9:30am

A medium intensity workout in the shallow end of the pool only. This workout will focus on cardio, strengthening joints, increasing balance, and toning core muscles. It is a class that will gradually take all students in a month’s time to a higher level of fitness. This is taught by an instructor certified by the Arthritis Foundation, the United States Water Fitness Association and holds a personal trainer certification.

Hydro Power Hour with Lori (& Brittany on Thursdays)

Tuesdays and Thursdays 8pm – 9pm

This is for active and healthy adults who want a medium to high intensity workout for muscle toning with aerobic exercises.  The workout will take place in the shallow and deep ends of the pool.  The exercise routine is set to music and all exercise equipment will be provided.  This class is taught by a certified United States Water Fitness Association Instructor.

Aqua Tone 1 with Sally

Indoor Pool

Fridays 10am – 11 am

Splash, splash! Tone all of your major muscle groups with this fun shallow water workout set to music at the indoor pool. An easy to medium intensity workout. Aqua Tone will tone all major muscle groups, increase cardio endurance, and improve your strength and flexibility. This is an easy to medium workout. The instructor is in the process of earning her certification.

Aqua Tone 2 with Sally

Outdoor Pool

Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Session 6: June 4 – June 27                Must register by June 3

Session 7: July 2 – July 30                  Must register by July 1

Session 8: August 1 – August 29       Must register by Sept 30

Session 9: Sept 3 – Sept 26 (class indoors Sept 17-26)        Must register by Sept 1

Outside Pool Members $0 (FREE), Rec Pass Members $8, Basic Members $16, Non Members $20

The price of the class allows you entrance to the outdoor pool for the class for the entire month. If you are not a member of the outside pool, once the class ends, then your time at the outside pool has also ended. If you are a member of the outdoor pool, then there is no fee for this class.

Splash, splash outside! Tone all of your major muscle groups with this fun shallow water workout at the outdoor pool. Come and join us throughout the outdoor pool season. This is a medium to hard intensity workout. The Instructor has water fitness experience and training. She is also in the process of receiving her certification.

Group Aquatics Training Programs

Deep Water Group Training with Linda

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:40am – 10:40am

A medium to high intensity workout in deep water for all ages and ability levels. Emphasis is on deep water cardio, range-of-motion movement for joints, stretching, and balance. Excellent for those looking for the next level up in there water exercises. This course is a progression in fitness. This is taught by an instructor certified by the United States Water Fitness Association and holds a personal fitness trainer certification. This class will be limited to 19 people. (5 weeks; 10 classes)

Session 6: June 11 – July 16 (no class July 4)     Must register by June 10

Session 7: July 23 – August 22                              Must register by July 22

Session 9: September 3 – October 3                    Must register by September 1

Rec Pass Members $8.50, Basic Members $16.50, Non Members $21

Shallow Water Group Training with Linda

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:30am – 12:30pm

A medium to high intensity workout in the shallow water for all ages and ability levels. This is a class for people who want to strengthen their joints and increase their mobility without pain or strain. This course is a progression in fitness. This is taught by an instructor certified by the United States Water Fitness Association and holds a personal fitness trainer certification. This class will be limited to 19 people. (5 weeks; 15 classes)

Session 6: June 3 – July 8                                  Must register by June 2

Session 7: July 15 – August 16                         Must register by July 14

Session 8: August 26 – Sept 30 (No class Sept 2)     Must register by Aug 25

Rec Pass Members $10, Basic Members $20, Non Members $25

Personal Water Fitness Trainer

This is for any adult who would like one on one water fitness training. This is great for anyone coming out of therapy. This is by appointment only. All participants who are interested can email (crhoads@ywcagettysburg.org) or call (717-334-9171 ext. 129) the aquatics director for fan appointment with a water fitness trainer. A medical release form is required of all participants. One can be emailed or mailed out to anyone interested.

Our water fitness trainer is Linda Denniston. She comes with over 15 years of fitness training. She is certified through the United States Water Fitness Association and Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.

Rec Pass Member Fee $40/hr, Basic Member Fee $60/hr

YWCA Masters Swimming with Carol

Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Indoors until June, then at the Outdoor Pool

This is for adults who would like to swim laps as a workout. This can also help prepare tri-athletes, or anyone cross training. This is also open to adults who would like to train to compete in swim meets. This is taught by a certified US Masters Swimming Coach.

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