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Aqua flex bars and Taquata

Feb 12 2014

Seniors can catch the new wave!  I've been busy teaching seniors to do new intervals in the water: twenty seconds of rapid moves followed by ten seconds of rest. Repeat.... a lot! How much repition depends on the class.  At Aqua Con in Phoenix where I originally learned tAquata, we did an hour long class.  In the class I offer it is only a 10-15 minute segment. It is a huge metabolism booster throughout your day.  Almost anyone can benefit from water fitness activities, pending approval from a physician.

Aqua flex bars are specially designed for water and offer 10, 20, or 30 pounds of resisitance. They are fun and an entire sequence of exercises is built around them.  Both upper  and lower body, as well as your core, can be strengthened. We are having fun in my class.  I enjoy learning something new that can reap so many benefits for people!


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Rachel  When you can say exercise and fun in the same sentence, then you know it has to be a winner! I haven't tried Taquata, but have been trying to incorporate more exercise into my everyday life. I find that when I do this on a regular basis, I sleep better and I feel better. Trying out a variety of exercises helps me target the upper, lower and core areas. Your class seems to do it all AND sounds like fun too!
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sraquababe  Way to go Rachel! Glad to hear you are making some healthy changes. Once it becomes habitual, it will be so much easier. You need to keep it fun. Carol
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Meet Carol

You might say Carol is constantly on the go. She lives in the West Valley, plays golf, practices yoga, acts in local plays, and volunteers at the Southwest Family Advocacy Center. She loves to travel, and still maintains her license in marriage and family therapy.

For Carol, the key is staying active.

“I think we get old because we stop moving. We don’t stop moving because we get old,” says Carol. Today, Carol teaches a water fitness class and works out for two hours every other day.

“I am rewarded by the stories that come back, the people who say that movement is easier for them now, that they are more flexible or they sleep better at night,” says Carol.

Carol also connects to her community by participating in a neighborhood card group and joining clubs. She misses her family in the Midwest, but encourages others to “take a little risk. Because you need to take a risk if you are going to try something new.”

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