Underwater Treadmills and Trampolines? Say What? Ocean Pines Aquatics Making a Splash in Fitness Community

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The Ocean Pines Aquatics Department is refusing to dip its toes into shallow waters when it comes to unconventional hydrotherapy and aqua fitness courses. Instead, the department and its employees are diving into the deep end of hydro-exercises.

New fitness classes at the Sports Core Pool, located at 11144 Cathell Rd in Ocean Pines, Maryland, have folks in Worcester County swimming in enthusiasm. Ocean Pines is tapping into a wave of underwater treadmill and trampoline lessons. Fitness instructors at the Sports Core Pool are going beyond the well-established pool classes. Most notable as of late is an underwater trampoline class, which is currently gaining popularity in Ocean Pines.

“The community is receiving it very well and the people who have come to use and learn about the treadmills have given positive feedback,” said Ocean Pines Aquatics and Recreation Director Colby Phillips. “The trampolines have been used and will be added into the classes coming this fall with a few ‘sneak peaks’ in some current classes. Everyone who has used them has truly enjoyed them.”

Aqua fitness classes, which include underwater treadmills and trampolines, target every muscle in the body with zero impact on joints, making it ideal for those recovering from injuries and others who are looking for results with the help of a quirky exercise. The added bonus is that it is fun!

“The treadmills are something we wanted to have for anyone to be able to come at any time without being on a class schedule,” said Phillips. “The trampolines will be used for not only adult classes but for kids as well. Plus trampolines are known for their positive effect on cancer patients with the rebounding. Rebounding can induce a state called neutrophilia, which is the increase in the number of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell responsible for destroying cancer cells. With the cancer centers opening up in Ocean Pines, we thought this would be a great thing to offer. Our instructors will be taking the class on how to teach this in July.”

For more information, contact Denise Sawyer, director of marketing and public relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at 410-641-7717 ext. 3006 or dsawyer@oceanpines.org

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