Group Fitness Classes
The Aquatic Center offers a variety of on-land group fitness classes for all ages and abilities. From children to seniors, from beginners to the well-conditioned, we offer something for everybody. Our recently expanded schedule offers early morning and nighttime classes, in addition to the mid-morning and early afternoon classes we previously offered. We also have quick half-hour classes for those who can't commit to a one-hour workout.
We have also added classes specifically tailored to the fitness needs of children. Our “Go, Kid, Go” program is a combination gym and swim fitness program (ages 8 - 12) aimed to promote the health and wellness of our younger generation and to fight the ever-increasing prevalence of youth obesity. Our movement classes (ages 2 - 5 years) are aimed at helping kids improve their fine and gross motor skills in a fun, comfortable environment. Even better: with the addition of classes for your young ones, you can drop your kids off for a 30-, 45-, 60-, or 90-minute class while you get your own workout in!
Registration for Winter 2013-14 Session classes begin Monday, November
at 8 a.m. Click here for key registration & payment dates.
For 2013-14 Winter Session Land Exercise classes schedule, click here.
For 2013-14 Winter Session Aquatic Fitness classes schedule, click here.
For 2013-14 Winter Session Swim Lesson schedule, click here.
For lottery guidelines for Children's Swim Lesson classes, click here.
For the lottery application form, click here.
Adult Fitness Classes
Boot Camp – A total-body, military-style program that includes a circuit of drills ranging from jumping jacks and running to push-ups, squats and crunches. A challenging workout within a quick hour. Intermediate fitness is recommended.
Power Hour – A variety class for a total-body cardio and strength workout, including aerobics, kickboxing, pilates and weight training.
Senior Power – This course is designed to improve range of motion and balance and tone your entire body from head to toe. Class involves exercises while sitting in a chair and using the chair for balance while performing standing exercises.
Fee: $55 for 10-week course (Leisure Pass required).
Boot Camp - A total-body, military-style program that includes a circuit of drills ranging from jumping jacks and running to push-ups, squats and crunches. A challenging workout within a quick hour. Intermediate fitness is recommended.
Fee: $30 for 10-week course (Leisure Pass required).
Beginning Running - A program for those who want to begin a running regimen but don't know how to start. Participants transition from walking to running through interval training over the twice-per-week, 10-week program.
Learn proper running form and technique; how to stretch major muscle groups; and how to incorporate injury-preventing strength-training exercises to round out your fitness program. The goal of the class is to prepare participants to run and complete a 5K race. Fee: Leisure Passport plus $110.
Healthy Back – This class is aimed at decreasing back pain by strengthening the abdominal and back muscles (improving core strength) and improving flexibility in key muscle groups that directly affect back health. Education is a key component of this class, teaching you injury-prevention techniques.
Pilates – This course involves gentle basic floor mat exercises designed to improve strengthening in your abs and lower back (your core) while toning, lengthening your all over body (attendees must bring their own mats).
Spinning – A cardiovascular group cycling program performed on a stationary spin bike with expert coaching, inspirational music and a mind-body philosophy. Incorporates heart-rate training, visualization, great music and plenty of motivation. Burn calories fast in this class, which is adaptable to all fitness levels.
Weight Room Fundamentals – This course offers beginner through advanced participants the opportunity to work with a personal trainer to customize their workout and learn proper weight taining techniques in a comfortable environment.
Tai Chi – This class helps to connect the mind and body and promote serenity through gentle movements. Consists of gentle physical exercise and stretching through a series of flowing postures and poses, with an emphasis on technique over strength. The class is held outdoors in the park.
Yoga - Looking for a gentle class to reduce tension? Learn breath and body awareness, optimal posture and body mechanics. Focus on correct positioning of 54 basic yoga postures to strengthen lower back, abdominal muscles, legs and upper body. Students experience the meditative benefits of yoga through linking of breath with movement. This class promotes balance, flexibility, and stress reduction.
Fee: Leisure Pass plus $60 (10-week class). All Lifestyle classes are one-hour long unless noted otherwise.
One-on-one personal training is available. Fees: $35 for one session (45 minutes) or $150 for five sessions. Please inquire at the front desk for more information or call Katie at 572-0521.
Do you have fitness or weight loss goals? If so, the Aquatic Center can help you achieve them, and provide measurable results so you can assess your progress. Our fitness evaluation will help determine your current fitness level and customize an exercise program to help you achieve your goals. Your assessment includes a health screening, testing of body composition, flexibility, muscular strength and muscular endurance, as well as circumference measurements, postural analysis, and a cardio-respiratory fitness test. A certified trainer will develop a customized exercise program for you based on your goals and the assessment results.
Class Registration Rules and Regulations
- A Leisure Pass is required at time of registration. We cannot look up a Leisure Passport in the computer system.
- Sign-up is first-come, first-serve and must be done in person. Places in line cannot be held for someone else. Upon arrival, you must do to the end of the line.
- Payment in full is due at the time of registration.
- No refunds.
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HELP WANTED: FITNESS INSTRUCTORS
The Nassau County Aquatic Center is seeking instructors for fitness classes, including: spinning; kids/teen/family fitness/gymnastics/dance; step aerobics; pilates; and kckboxing. Certifications are required. Send resumes to:
Katie DiPietro, Fitness Director
c/o Nassau County Aquatic Center
East Meadow, NY 11554