Studio Schedule & Class Descriptions
Pool Schedule & Class Descriptions
Children & Youth Lessons - Swimming
Children & Youth Lessons - Taekwondo
Pool Schedule & Class Descriptions
All regular pool classes are complimentary for Marsh members and $20 for visitors unless indicated otherwise. Specialty classes with a fee are indicated with $. The Therapy Pool is closed during class indicated with **. The Lap Pool lap lanes are closed during class indicated with ***.
AQUATIC THERAPY SPECIALTY SERIES STARTING SEPTEMBER 2015
- New! Form and Function: 4 weeks, September 16 - October 7, 12:30 - 1:20 p.m.
Also: Our annual Fall Equinox Meditation in the Therapy Pool is scheduled for Tuesday, September 22, 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Enjoy this tranquil, reflective interlude. $10 Marsh Member, $20 Public Fee. Please call 952-935-2202 to register.
Please scroll down for descriptions of regular class and specialized aquatic therapy series. Click below to see the schedule for each day:
Please understand that instructors may change without advance notice due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances.
We have changed the pool schedule format below to make it easier to follow Lap & Therapy Pool activities, with Peaceful Hours in the Therapy Pool also noted.
Therapy Pool is closed for annual cleaning 8/24 - 8/30
Lap Pool is closed for annual cleaning 8/31 - 9/6
Lap Pool Class Descriptions
Aqua Mix – This high intensity Lap Pool class uses a variety of techniques to increase your aerobic capacity and muscular strength. Intervals, resistance equipment, and suspended movements enhance your overall fitness level while keeping joints safe with low-to-no impact moves.
Aqua Sport – This energetic Lap Pool class features sports-inspired moves, team work, and interval training drills designed to enhance your overall fitness and strength.
Aqua Tabata/Water Variety Challenge – For people looking for a more intense challenge in the Lap Pool, this class focuses on increasing cardio, endurance and strength. Tabata is a 4-minute interval cycle: 20 seconds of very high intensity exercise followed by a 10-second rest period, repeated 8 times. Not advised for beginners.
Interval Circuit – This class helps increase aerobic and anaerobic endurance, muscular strength and core stability with high intensity interval training. It emphasizes proper form and posture while challenging your strength and endurance.
Water Power - This is a cardio and endurance challenge class using a cross section of intervals and circuits to keep you moving. With warm-up, interval recovery, and cool-down periods, it includes abdominal/strength components as well. Classes may involve choreography and equipment.
Water Power and Abs – Learn to use the natural resistance of the water to your advantage! In this high energy Lap Pool class, we use interval training to build cardiovascular endurance and increase muscular strength. Plus, you will receive a full core workout without placing undue stress on the neck or back.
Water Walking – This low impact Lap Pool class is designed to get you moving in the water. Take advantage of drag resistance and buoyancy while using your core to maintain proper posture. A variety of traveling exercises will offer a cardiovascular cross-training workout designed to strengthen your body while decreasing the stress on your joints.
Water Workout – The name says it all for this challenging Lap Pool class designed to increase your overall strength and endurance while incorporating the unique properties of water.
Water Variety – This class uses a variety of the above principles of a water workout, incorporating them into a custom- built class “of the moment.” Instructors assess and integrate exercise moves and choreography that matches the participant level and group energy of the day.
Ai Chi – This warm water pool class combines slow, fluid movements, with similar postures to T’ai Chi to create a relaxing and flowing experience for mind/body connection.
Aqua Flow – This warm water class incorporates moving meditation combining Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates, core strengthening and/or mobility exercises. Noodles may be used for buoyancy, balance and/or resistance.
Aquatic Shiatsu Yoga – Based on the principles of Ai Chi, this class integrates the application of Shiatsu/Acupressure points, utilizing yoga-like stretches in restoring smooth and healing movement.
Arthritis & Mobility - This class is designed for people who are experiencing stiffness and pain brought on by arthritis and certain other chronic conditions. It focuses on improving range of motion, muscle tone, strength & stamina. It’s an ideal introduction to our warm water Therapy Pool.
Balance and Core – This class focuses on strengthening the muscles of the CORE while challenging balance and increasing function in a safe environment.
EASY: Energetic Aquatic Shiatsu Yoga - EASY in the Therapy Pool is a positive flow of movement, stretching, imagery and breath-work; also incorporating Shiatsu points and meridian flow. Shiatsu Master Shinzo Fujimaki brings EASY to The Marsh periodically. A 2-part workshop is scheduled for Tuesdays, September 22 and 29, 2015, from 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. and will be taught by Aquatics Director and Rehab Specialist Mary LeSourd who is trained and certified in Shinzo’s work.
Fibro-cize - Water exercise and/or aquatic therapy is the easiest workout for people experiencing discomfort associated with Fibromyalgia. Warm water can be very comforting. In the water, joints are not being stressed during exercise. Water also offers resistance, which help muscles get stronger. Fibro-cize is an on-going rehab class in the therapy pool designed to help members address all domains in the management of Fibromyalgia.
Form and Function Specialty Series - Restoring physical function after injury, illness or a long period of inactivity is humbling. The mind is willing but the muscles are weak. Begin again in the Therapy Pool, where you can comfortably regain form, balance and flexible strength that transfers to daily activities with normal effort. 4-week series is scheduled for: Wednesdays, September 16 - October 7 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. $60 (4 weeks) or $20/class for Marsh Members. Public Fee: $90 (4 weeks) or $30/class. Register in advance at the Front Desk, 952-935-2202.
Gentle Stretch – This class helps mobility by offering classic stretches that increase elongation and decrease muscle spasms integrating beginning, gentle yoga-like moves.
Latin Grooves – This class transforms the therapy pool into a Latin Disco, come join the fun as you shake and shimmy to Latin inspired music for a great cardio workout!
Loose and Limber – This class helps increase flexibility and range of motion in all the major joint areas. Appropriate start up class for individuals with conditions such as arthritis and chronic pain.
Mindful Movement – This class incorporates an eclectic mix of mind/body practices designed to increase flexibility, stimulate creativity, strengthen your core, leaving you feeling both energized and deeply relaxed!
Rehab Your Hip Small Group Specialty Series—Any number of conditions from hip injury to hip surgery may be a source of pain or discomfort around the hip joints. Re-gain the strength and mobility needed to stay functional and comfortable. Our warm water Therapy Pool provides the ideal environment to work on strengthening the major muscle groups around the hips, in particular the quads, hamstrings, ab/adductors, psoas, and glutes, to improve strength and flexibility.. 4-week series is scheduled for: Thursdays, September 17 - October 8 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $85 Marsh Members; $110 Public Fee. Register in advance at the Front Desk, 952-935-2202.
Safe Strength Small Group Specialty Series—If you are new to strength training, or are wanting to get back in the swing of things but need an alternative to the Training Center, Safe Strength offers total body conditioning with an emphasis on muscle challenge, core stability and balance, all in the resistive environment of warm water. It’s also a great option for people who enjoy cross-training between pool and land. 4-week series is scheduled for: Wednesdays, September 23 - October 14 from 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. $85 Marsh Members; $110 Public Fee. Register in advance at the Front Desk, 952-935-2202.
Support for People with Parkinson’s - This is a warm water therapy pool series offered intermittently for people with Parkinson’s. Research supports the benefits of incorporating aquatic therapy into a Parkinson’s wellness plan to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life. This class series is designed to increase core strength, balance, vocal range, breath capacity, mind-body awareness, range of motion and community engagement. Parkinson’s Support Grants are available through the National Parkinson Foundation/Minnesota to help people get active through exercise programs. Click here for more information: http://www.parkinsonmn.org/get-support/supportgrants/
Water Ballet – This class combines Ballet Barre, stretching, balance, and core work in a supportive environment. No dance background required, only a willingness to move your body in a ballet-like way.
Water Yoga – This class integrates slow, fluid movements to help improve flexibility, balance, posture, and breathing. Come calm your mind and relax your body.