Ocean Pines Aquatics continues its tradition of bringing innovative, fun and effective water workouts to the community with a line-up of fall classes that includes both perennial favorites and new offerings.
The indoor Sports Core Pool, located at 11144 Cathell Road in Ocean Pines, is a hub of aquatic fitness activity year-round and especially in the off-season. The popularity of these activities has allowed Ocean Pines Aquatics to increase the number and types of classes that it offers.
“Water exercises are taking off,” commented Ocean Pines Director of Aquatics Colby Phillips. “With the great workout you get minus the hard impact on your body, it really is becoming the latest trend. We are always looking to offer a fun variety of different classes for all ages.”
One of the new classes introduced by the department is a blend of aqua kickboxing and “aqua jam,” a cardio and resistance workout set to music. The class, which is held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-10:50 a.m., consists of kickboxing on one day and aqua jam on the other, providing two distinct workouts.
The current session runs through Oct. 17; additional sessions will be offered throughout the year. The cost for an entire session is $55 for Ocean Pines swim members, $65 for Ocean Pines residents and $81 for non-residents. Drop-in prices are $5 for swim members, $6 for residents and $7 for non-residents per class.
Another new program is an aqua circuit class incorporating trampolines and hydrobikes. The class, which features a variety of different exercises using the pool’s popular equipment, is offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings beginning Sept. 11 as well on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:15-6 p.m. beginning Oct. 1.
The 12-class session, which is limited to 9 participants, is $85 for swim members, $90 for residents and $95 for non-residents. Drop-ins ($8 for swim members, $9 for residents and $10 for non-residents) are also available.
Those interested in a low-impact class are encouraged to try aqua yoga, held Wednesdays and Fridays from 8-8:45 a.m. Taught by a certified instructor, aqua yoga makes it possible for people with joint pain to improve their strength, flexibility and range of motion. Six-week classes ($55 for swim members, $65 for residents and $81 for non-residents) and drop-ins are offered beginning Sept. 12.
Aqua Boot Camp Fitness is a higher-intensity fitness program taught by certified aquatic instructor Maria Love. It offers the benefits of weight and resistance training with little impact on joints. Participants are invited to try their first class for free.
The class is held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6-6:50 p.m.; the current session runs through Oct. 12. Pricing begins at $55 for the entire session and $5 for drop-ins.
Registration for these classes, which are open to the public, may be completed by calling 410-641-5255 or visiting the Sports Core Pool.
Information about additional Ocean Pines aquatic programs, including an online version of the Ocean Pines Activity Guide, is available at OceanPines.org.