YMCA of the Capital Area has large, heated indoor & outdoor pools so you can
enjoy the benefits of water exercise year-round. Water exercise is for everyone
regardless of age, ability or fitness level. The majority of our certified
instructor led classes are held in the shallow end of the pool and do not
require you to know how to swim. The health benefits of water exercise include
increased range of motion, cardiovascular fitness, and improved muscle tone.
Water exercise classes are designed to protect joints from excess strain,
increase flexibility, balance, coordination, strength, and endurance.
provides a natural resistance to motion, the buoyancy reduces stress on joints
and the risk of injury, and the warmth of the water helps to sooth arthritic
and muscle soreness while you exercise. Water exercise improves mental health
and promotes healing of injured tissue by increasing the circulation of
oxygenated blood to the brain and vital organs. Water exercise is also
great at easing muscle spasms by relaxing tight muscles.
aerobics classes are free and unlimited to Y members.