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Elizabethton High School offering water aerobics through CIP

BY IVAN SANDERS
STAR STAFF
ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com
With exercise being limited due to the pandemic, Elizabethton City Schools as part of a community involvement program is sponsoring a water aerobics class at the Elizabethton High School Pool.

The program is a self-supporting program taught by Cindy Gober.

Water aerobics is specifically designed to help those who might be facing a lack of energy to function during the day, needing a way to relieve stress, help to get the body more fit, reduce blood pressure and have a healthier, stronger heart.

The program has been designed for everyone whether one is a beginning exerciser to a skilled athlete as the only one who benefits from the program is the one that takes time for themselves as it pays huge dividends not only for the one participating but those that surround that individual.

Water exercise has many benefits over other types of exercise with the most obvious being the fun one has in participating. Furthermore, water exercise promotes a healthier individual without putting stress and strain on joints while reducing the impact but still maximizing the intensity.

The water will provide 4 to 20 times more resistance than air and allows a balanced workout for the muscle groups involved in the movement.

Also, water facilitates a greater range of motion to enhance flexibility making one feel stronger, look better, and live longer.

The class format will consist of a 30-minute water-walking segment that begins at 6 p.m., providing the opportunity to socialize and burn calories while unwinding from the day’s demands.

From 6:30-7:30 p.m. is more structured with a thermal warm-up, cardio workout, strength segment, stretch, and cool-down activities.

Participants may work at their own level of ability and fitness ranging from “easy” to “moderate” to “vigorous” movements and methods of resistance. Balance and coordination will be improved through the “functional fitness” activities.

It is encouraged that participants eat a light snack before coming to the class and drink plenty of water. Participants may also want to provide their own water shoes or inexpensive clean tennis shoes will also work allowing for more traction on the pool bottom.

Bathing suits or shorts and a T-shirt will be acceptable to take the class in.

A dressing room will be available and there will be a lifeguard on duty. The doors will open 15 minutes before class begins.

Dates and times may vary due to conflicts with facility use. Please confirm with the calendar. Visit www.ecschools.com — Community Involvement Link for more information.

The cost is as follows:
Sessions scheduled $7 per session Pass Cost
10 $70 $53
9 $63 $47
8 $56 $42
7 $49 $37
6 $42 $32
5 $35 $26
4 $28 $21
3 $21 $16
2 $14 $11

Gober is nationally certified and can be reached at 423-474-0140 with more questions. Also, Elizabethton High School Athletic Director Forrest Holt is the CIP coordinator and can be reached at 423-547-8015 Ext. 1525.

Class times once again are on Tuesday and Thursday with Water Walking beginning at 6 p.m. and the Structured Class running from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.