Wet & Wild Pyramid Challenge

Saturday, September 22 2018

If you like attending aqua fitness classes that are choreographed and the time goes by fast, you will love this pool workout.  The choreography is simple – with just two moves paired together and taught with pyramid instruction.   High intensity drills are added in to keep the pace brisk.

Ready for the wet & wild pyramid challenge?  Simple blocks of just two athletic moves are taught with a descending cascade of pyramid choreography in this 45-minute water workout.  Each two-move combo starts with 16 repetitions and then is reduced to 8, then to 4, then to 2 – and then there is the ‘sudden death round’ of 1 move each.  High intensity drills are interspersed throughout to create a fitness gauntlet of pool challenges.  

The only equipment used in this pool workout is the water’s resistance.  However, webbed gloves can be worn to increase the water’s resistance.  Please do not attempt to insert foam dumbbells into this routine, as the moves were not designed for this purpose.

The real fun begins as the two-move combos are added on.   The add-on factor transforms the pool into a Ninja Warrior course as the routine cascades through a gauntlet of moves.  The gauntlet of add-on blocks is referred to as the ‘midterm exam’ and the finale in the video.   These two add-on segments are taught first with four reps, then with two, and finally with one - yes the scary Sudden Death round of 1-rep each.  I can promise you that the add-on gauntlet challenge will add an element of reality TV fun to your pool workout. 

Enjoy the Wet & Wild Pyramid Challenge!  Please share your experience with this workout by posting a comment below or under the video.


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.