Dual Depth Aqua Choreography

Monday, March 08 2021

Get your dance on with some fun choreography and unload your athlete with high intensity ladder-style drills.  Aqua Choreography HIITs 2.0 can be done in both deep and shallow water and is designed to keep you engaged and excited while you complete 45-minutes of cardio training in the pool. 

Florida has had a cool winter and that caused some delays in video production.  My desire to practice pool routines when the air temperature is in the 60’s is pretty much ZERO.  Therefore, to keep the pool workouts posting, I culled this video from the Fitmotivation instructor site.  Filmed in 2017, Aqua Choreography HIITs 2.0 features a typical class I would teach at the YMCA.  Creating routines that could be done simultaneously in deep and shallow water was essential because the Y classes would swell to over 50 participants in the winter months.  Mixing up choreography and drills has always been my class participants’ preferred style of class.  Ever since I turned them on to Tabata & HIIT a few years ago, a full class of aerobic choreography is no longer appealing to them.   Now, a class just isn’t complete for them without some heart pounding, ‘all-out effort’ HIIT drills. 

Aqua Choreography HIITS 2.0 was mostly filmed in shallow water, but again I want to stress that you can do this water workout in whatever depth you prefer.  A flotation belt must be worn in deep water.  This routine was a big a hit with my class participants.  Once the choreography starts flowing together there is an unmistakable feeling of dancing on the pool floor.  But life can’t be all fun and dance.   Sometimes you have to take care of business and the high intensity drills that occur in the middle of the workout get the job done.   

Good news.  The weather is warming up here in Florida.  It is going to be in the 80’s this week and the ladies from AquaGym Fitness will be back this week to film four new pool workouts.  An in-home workout is also posting this week.  Spring Training Total Body Intervals debuts a new series that I am working on this spring.  Lots of good workouts are coming your way.   Stay tuned!

Author: Mark Grevelding is the founder of Fitmotivation. He is also a training specialist and consultant with the Aquatic Exercise Association’s (AEA). Mark has been active in the fitness industry for 22 years as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, international presenter and a continuing education provider for AEA, AFAA & ACE.