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1216 – Therapeutic Fun with Indigo Equipment

Beginner / Pool Only
Sanibel, FL / Tuesday, June 1, 2021 – 4:30-5:30 pm – 1.0 credit hour
(Pool: 4:30-5:30 pm)

Faculty: Paula Raphael, BA

COURSE DESCRIPTION: AcquaPole® Liquid Gym equipment is specifically designed for shallow water activities to provide alternative lesson options for the community: athletic and toning; rehabilitation; choreographic; swimming aid. This equipment is applicable to diverse populations to encourage healthy lifestyles without placing pressure on joints, provide support and resistance. You will get an opportunity to test the holistic options with the Liquid Star and complement resistance moves with the Acqua Toning bands, loops and bar. Perfect for neuro and aging, for basic stability and mobility, strength, flexibility, and coordination. AcquaPole® Jump is a trampoline that uses the elastic force of the mat for coordination exercises and proprioceptive / kinesthetic improvements.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
1) Experience yoga-inspired and resistive exercises with the AcquaPole® Liquid Star equipment.
2) Review ways to use the various AcquaPole® tools to increase flexibility and range of motion, improve balance and proprioception, coordination, improve LE function and circulation.
3) Exercise in three planes of motion with special gear.
4) Use equipment to experience numerous exercises in variable water depths.

FACULTY: Paula Raphael, BA, is owner of Splash Fit, LLC, in Fort Myers, Florida. She has been bringing a wide variety of specialized aquatic fitness classes to her area since 2011. Paula is AEA and ACE certified, as well as a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She is also a Master Trainer for Acquapole® and SAF AQUA Drums Vibes. Paula has presented at fitness conferences in various cities in the US. She also provides onsite trainings and demonstrations locally, nationally and internationally for SAF AQUA Drums Vibes and Acquapole®.