Aqua Zumba is a fun and effective way for people of all skill levels to get - and stay - in shape! Various low-impact, high-energy cardio and strength exercises are incorporated to create an overall body workout.
Ages: 18 and older. Cost: Daily Pool Admission or Season Pass
Splash your way to a stronger body! By applying the movements of yoga in water, you’ll get to shape up your body while enjoying a fun new class with fellow yoga enthusiasts. Aqua yoga is a calm and soothing experience and is ideal for anyone who wants to enjoy a twist on traditional yoga classes.
May 31 - August 30
9:30 -10:30 am
Daily admission fee/Season Pass
No class July 5
Tips for Class
Aqua shoes help lessen the impact; you can purchase these shoes at Rogan’s Shoes (or similar chain store) or online. The Ryka brand is preferred by many.
Be respectful of others in class. Be aware of who is in front, back and beside you. Greet your neighbors, have fun meeting new people and making new friends. Socializing can be done after or before class.
Class Equipment should be returned to the lifeguards by 12:30 p.m.
Drink water before, during and after class. Place your water bottles (no glass, please) on the pool deck during class and drink whenever you need to.
Select your strength equipment before class starts, so that the transition to the strength portion is seamless. The strength equipment used during class is placed on the side of the small pool (closest to the Lifeguard office.)
The water should ideally be at breast bone height. Shorter people in the shallow end; taller people in the deeper end. It is OK to move around during class; spots are not reserved. There is more impact on your joints in shallow water, so be mindful of this when selecting your spot in class.
Wear a hat and sunglasses.
Wear sunscreen (SPF 30 or greater).
The instructor is on the deck to guide your movements but it is up to you to do the work. The effort you put into the class is what you get out of it. Above all, go at your own pace, whether it be slower or faster than what I demonstrate on deck.
Be mindful of your limitations. The instructor will try to show modifications, however the general rule is if it hurts don’t do it. We all have limitations of one sort or another, so listen to your body and heed its signals.
Meet our Instructor
Maureen Hebl began practicing yoga in 1998 and became a certified yoga teacher in 2010. She is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level and completed training with Scott Anderson in the Alignment Yoga Program at Mound Street Yoga Center, Madison, Wisconsin. In addition, she’s received a UW-Madison funding to study with YES+ (Yoga Empowerment + Service), an innovative leadership training program.
Before teacher training in Madison, Maureen taught and lived in Thailand for four years where she studied Thai massage and Tai Chi, as well as participated in workshops with Desiree Rambaugh in Anusara Yoga and Dylan Bernstein in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
Today she is inspired by the teachings of Scott Anderson, Sean Corne, and Michael Stone. Off the mat, she loves to teach Stand-Up Paddle Board Yoga, travel and explore the world, along with teaching English as a Second Language to children and volunteering her time to those in need of help to create a violence- and stress-free world.