Patty Kondub teaching aqua fitness at the Westport Weston Family YMCA indoor pool

Aqua Fitness

Whether you’re lap swimming, interested in an adult fitness class, seeking therapy for a physical ailment, or just learning how to swim, there’s a program in the pool for you. Our adult classes provide a chance for you to get in shape, learn a new skill and meet some friends along the way.

Intense Intervals

“Intense Intervals” is a hybrid of typical water aerobics moves such as a cross country ski alternated with swimming the length of the pool or some sort of swimming drill. It’s a very efficient 45 minute workout and a lot of fun (no music is played).

Adult/Senior Aquatics

Get Wet and Get Fit! Our Aqua Fitness classes are not synchronized swimming, water ballet or lap swims. We run, jog, bicycle, cross-country ski, step, row the boat and weight train against the water’s resistance in a high-intensity, low-impact, fat burning, cardiovascular, muscle strengthening non-swimming workout.

We offer a variety of Aqua Fitness classes weekday mornings and evenings, as well as on weekends, including these specialty classes (may not be currently offered):

V.I.P. Water Physical Fitness

Join a certified water exercise instructor with specialty training for various populations (Diabetes, Parkinson’s, or Stroke patients).  VIP  is tailored to individuals who have had hip or knee replacements, stroke recovery, Parkinson’s and other special populations.  We work on  muscle and joint strength, balance, range of motion, gait control & reaction time.  It’s a small group with personal attention.

Arthritis and Balance

“Arthritis and Balance” helps improve balance and posture with a variety of exercises for feet, legs, core and glutes, along with water walking routines. Range of motion exercises for every joint from head to toe to help with arthritis are performed in the 86-degree therapy pool.

Senior Aquafit

Senior Aqua Fitness” is water aerobics turned down a notch or two in the 86 degree therapy pool. It’s a cardio-lite 45 minute exercise class to music that incorporates noodles and barbells to strengthen, tone and help increase flexibility. Balance and posture are also emphasized. These classes are free with Y membership but do require you to make a reservation.

Therapeutic Swim

The Therapeutic Swim is scheduled for those who have arthritis, back problems or some other physical condition or disability. Not a lap swim time. Please respect the rights of our members who legitimately use this time for therapy.

“We have many fun ‘Aqua Fitness’ a/k/a water aerobics classes to music in our 80-82 degree lap pool at the crack of dawn to noon, evening and weekends,”  says Patty Kondub, Aqua Fitness Coordinator, who was named for the second time Westport Weston Family Y’s part-time Employee of the Year in 2020.

All of the classes can help everyone get fit in mind, body and spirit, and embody the Y’s core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility.