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Pool Solutions for Improving Posture

The perils of poor posture go far beyond aesthetics.  Fortunately, the negative effects are reversible and preventable.  Aquatic fitness professionals have a unique opportunity to provide corrective solutions using the water’s resistance.  UK aqua/senior fitness...

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Noodle Extension

Life’s daily activities ages can age our body into flexion causing a stooped posture and a host of physical ailments.   Exercising with a noodle in a water fitness class is the last place one would expect to exacerbate this.   Steph  has observed differently and has...

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Water Walking. More Challenging Than You Think.

More than just walking, the latest video, Water Walking Exercises, breaks down the movements required for a healthy stride. This aint no aimless stroll through the pool. UK Aqua Training Specialist, Steph Toogood, shares drills and skills that require focused...

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Need insurance?

Are you self-employed and needing insurance cover for teaching? EMDUK, the national governing body for group exercise in the UK, offer instructor support and insurance packages. As a Hydro-Actif associate you are entitled to a discount - quote "Hydro33" Click here for...

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Christmas fun for Steph’s classes!

Steph likes to have fun at Christmas with her classes - see what they have all been up to! Dressing up is always encouraged! There are a lot of reindeers in this class Santa looks a bit different! After exercising it was time to party! And eat of course! Where are...

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New course dates!

New shallow course dates confirmed: Sunday 4th November - Weston-super-Mare Sunday 4th November - Bedworth, Warwickshire MORE INFO

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Free Instructor Resources from EMDUK

A fabulous tool provided by EMDUK - free downloads for fitness instructors, packed with information you can use in your sessions. Includes tips and tricks to get more participants to your exercise classes and ideas for marketing your classes. Go to EMDUK

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See what Steph has been up to these past few weeks!

Steph has been travelling far and wide to spread her new work on seniors.  In May she presented at the International Aquatic Fitness Conference in Palm Harbor, Florida and just last week at the Aquatic Rehab and Therapy Institute Symposium in Sanibel,...

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Keep up-to-date with IAFC

The 31st Annual International Aquatic Fitness Conference is underway in Florida and Steph is there as always waving the flag for the UK! This conference provides 6 days of education and training in the field of water exercise and features presenters from Argentina,...

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Want to teach deep?

We are so often asked for deep water training courses so here is one!! Our master trainer Cassie Biddulph will be tutoring this fabulous one-day course at Burntwood Leisure Centre, Lichfield on Sunday 10th June. So what are the benefits of deep water exercise? Tones...

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New local classes with Steph in Shanklin

Great news for those living in the South Wight - Steph is now teaching two classes a week at the Ocean View Hotel in Shanklin. This lovely private pool provides a secluded setting for water exercise classes so come and make some new friends and get fit at the same...

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New course in Scotland! – Sunday 20th May

If you are looking for a training course in Scotland then look no further. The wonderful Olympia Centre in Dundee are holding a one-day Shallow Certification on Sunday 20th May. For more information please click here.

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Southampton Course – Sunday 4th March

The Shallow Course at Wildern Leisure Centre has been cancelled as the leisure centre have closed forcing us to cancel the course. However, we have managed to reschedule it for Sunday 8th April. We are contacting students to advise them of the situation....

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So You Think You Can Aqua?

Here is a sneaky peak of the fabulous Australian aqua presenter Dom Gili with his workshop So You Think You Can Aqua? Like what you see - then come and see the "real deal" at our Convention at Loughborough on 29th July!  But act quick as we are half sold...

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Swimwear made from recycled plastic

Repreve is an innovative fibre made from recycled bottles that is transformed into amazing swimwear. The Aqua Sphere swimwear, made using eco-friendly fabric, is offered in a range of styles and colours.  Thanks to its superior chlorine resistance, you can...

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Swimwear Care Advice

Finding the perfect swimsuit is hard, so when you do find it, you need to take care of it so it lasts longer! The elements of your swimsuit that help to keep its shape, protect from the elements and make it chlorine resistant are the same things that are...

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New article – Mobility Matrix

Curious? I hope this title has ignited your curiosity as to how this applies to our students in the water. The Mature Moves series continues with Mobility Matrix. • Mobility is the ability to move freely and easily. • Matrix is a system in which something...

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New Deep Course Confirmed

We have had many enquiries for a deep certification course and we have at last managed to get one confirmed for this session.  Cassie will be at Friary Grange Leisure Centre on Sunday 3rd June.  So if you would like to be able to teach deep water classes...

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