When regular exercise is painful because of aching joints, water exercise can keep you in shape. Exercising in water eliminates much of the joint and muscle pain. This low-impact water workout focuses on cardiovascular training, muscle toning, flexibility and coordination. The water supports the weight of the body and makes exercising easier. Equipment is used to add resistance and strength training.

FREE for Members

  • Level: All
  • Drop-in class
  • No registration necessary
  • Swimming skills are not required
  • See your doctor first to get clearance for water exercises

A Typical Class

Classes take place in our heated indoor pools. We begin with warm-up stretching exercises and move into activities such as jumping jacks, hopping, walking, jogging, running and other movements typical of strength training. We end our session with cool-down exercises.


  • Improves overall cardiovascular health
  • Increases freedom of movement
  • Increases metabolism
  • Increases strength
  • Increases range of motion
  • Improves flexibility and agility
  • Improves posture
  • Builds lean muscle resulting in stronger bones
  • Slows muscle loss

Tips + Preparation

New to class? Arrive a little early so our instructor can give you some pointers.

  • Warm up before stretching by walking or doing gentle movements
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Our classes are cell-phone and PDA-free environments. Please turn them off during class.

Equipment Needed

The Y provides all equipment for this class

Attire and What to Bring

  • Come to class dressed and ready for the pool
  • Proper swim attire is required, no basketball shorts, street cloths, etc.
  • Towel, water bottle