Get fit with water fitness classes without going far from home. Come swim and exercise in the water at the Wilkes-Barre YMCA. Aquatic exercise is gentle on the joints and makes it a safer option for those suffering from joint problems. Our pool workouts can be tailored to fit your individual needs. You can even do your own pool workout as long as a lifeguard is on duty!


Here are just a few reasons why you should take your workouts to the pool.

Build Strength – With every stroke, you are pushing the weight of the water. It is the ultimate in resistance training.

Are Easy on the Joints – Swimming exercises are low to no impact, meaning that they involve very little joint strain. Swimming for fitness also carries a low risk of injury. Those who are old, overweight, pregnant or have mobility issues can move comfortably in a pool.

Help You Become More Flexible – Water exercises offer a full range of motion, which is important to maintain good balance and flexibility as we age. We offer a full range of water aerobics classes here in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Burn More Calories – Aquatic exercise torches more calories than you’d know. 

According to the MyFitnessPal calorie burn calculator, a 150-pound individual can expect to burn between 200 to 350 calories in 30 minutes of swimming, depending on intensity. Likewise, a 150-pound water jogger can burn 272 calories in 30 minutes, the exact same amount he or she could expect to burn while jogging a 12-minute mile pace on land.

Promote Heart Health – Swimming laps and other water exercises are cardiovascular activities that improve heart health. Get your heart pumping with our low impact pool workouts.

For more information contact:
Aquatic Coordinator
Sam Reinhardt

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