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10 Ways to Change Up Your Cross Country Ski

10 Ways to Change Up Your Cross Country Ski

If you’ve taught an aqua aerobics class, you’ve most likely done a cross country ski! I always demonstrate the move with integrity and perform it slowly. Why? Because more often than not, I find that the alignment and the range of motion (ROM) are not correct. I am a...
Class Diversity Teaching Tips

Class Diversity Teaching Tips

by Janice Jaicks Anyone who has ever taught water aerobics has experienced what I call the CDC: Class Diversity Challenge. In a class of twenty, you likely have a big variety of fitness levels. What does that mean? Your participants might come in different shapes and...
Buoyancy Equipment Choices & Rules

Buoyancy Equipment Choices & Rules

Not all buoyancy barbells or water weights are created equal. To add to the confusion, aqua equipment companies call their buoyancy barbells by different names. Hydro-Fit calls them hand buoys, Sprint Aquatics calls them bells, and other companies call them dumbbells...
Meet New Presenter Chris Stevenson, CSCS

Meet New Presenter Chris Stevenson, CSCS

Meet new FitnessFest Presenter Chris Stevenson, CSCS! In this interview Chris goes through his journey in the fitness industry and how he eventually became a board member for IHRSA! FitnessFest Virtual will be held April 22-25,...
5 Tips for Being an Effective Water Aerobics Instructor

5 Tips for Being an Effective Water Aerobics Instructor

by Janice Jaicks It’s not brain surgery, by any means. But for some reason, the quality of water aerobic instructors can often be subpar. I hate to be insulting, because you may be reading this, and you may be an awesome instructor! I think the cause often comes from...