Aqua Fitness

Calgary Aqua Fitness Classes

We offer a large selection of aqua fitness classes free to our members (excluding Aqua Healing). The general public may pay a drop-in fee to attend the class.

Experience a fitness class in the pool! Water has a thousand times more resistance to that of air so it can provide an awesome workout. It is suitable for everyone as all movements use the body’s own resistance.

Our aqua fitness classes 50 minutes in length and are led by a team of highly-qualified instructors. The components of all fitness classes include: a warm up, cardiovascular conditioning, muscle and core strengthening, and stretching. There is an average of 16 aqua fitness classes that run weekly. They vary in intensity and fitness level so as to meet the needs and abilities of all our adult and/or senior members.

Darrian Doucet
Darrian Doucet

Darrian Doucet

Membership Services and Aquatics Manager

(403) 537-8597

Darrian was born and raised in Calgary. He has worked in the aquatics industry for just under a decade, and with the Paperny Family JCC for nearly as long. Aiming…

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Class Descriptions

Aqua Healing
Ages 18+ All you need is a bathing suit! This class is designed to help with pre- and post- operative pain, arthritis, and any other chronic condition. The focus is on balance, core, and range of motion. With increased flexibility comes increased ability to participate more in the life activities you want to do. Buoyancy decreases stress and weight, while allowing more safe movement in a warm pool. Conducted in the shallower water with no bouncing; this class is safe and fun for anyone. This is a registered class.

Aqua Variety
A challenging class offering a variety of formats and styles from week to week. This class will rotate from equipment use classes to interval training, tether and a taste of aqua healing.

Aqua Zen
A shallow water aquafit experience that encourages peace and vitality through a variety of movements that inspires harmony within the mind, body and spirit. This holistic, wellness-based class focuses on mindfulness and range of motion while improving balance and body awareness. Find your zen while receiving all of the tranquility that the water has to offer.

As You Choose
Participants are free to choose to work out in the deep water wearing a flotation belt or in the shallow water with their feet on the floor. With careful attention and preparation, the instructor is able to teach to all participants.

Deep Water Workout
Wearing a floatation belt, you submerge yourself in the deep end of a pool for a deep water workout! While your deep water aerobics class has a low impact on your joints, it has an enormous impact on your cardiovascular system with the help of the resistance in the water. Class formats may vary between Tabata, circuit, boot camp or interval.

Shallow Water Workout
Activate your aqua urge for exercise! This class is held in the pool’s shallow end in chest-deep water so your feet are always touching the floor. Shallow water workouts improve agility, coordination, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. Equipment may be used to develop strength and balance.

Tether Deep Water Workout
Aquafit enthusiasts will benefit from this fun cardiovascular workout in the deep water! There is a strong focus on core stability while performing deep water moves which will result in increased intensity. Participants will find themselves tethered to a lane rope with a bungee cord attached to a belt Great for beginner to advanced!


Darrian Doucet

Darrian Doucet

Membership Services and Aquatics Manager