Group Exercise Classes
Core Focus Deep Water Fitness -- Outdoor Pool
10:00 am Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, with Sylvia*
This class is designed to improve core strength, cardio health and overall muscle tone. Suitable for all fitness levels, music and instruction provided. Deep water, no impact; flotation devices available.
Aqua Aerobics -- Indoor Pool**
8:00 am Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays with Kathe*
This well rounded class is based on human movement theory and includes warm up, cardio, and strength and conditioning, followed by cool down and stretching. Indoor pool, deep and shallow water.
Aquatic Fitness -- Indoor Pool**
8:30 am Tuesdays & Thursdays with Laura*
A HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) for all fitness levels, utilizing the Tabata method and other CrossFit approaches for a full body workout. Indoor pool, deep and shallow water.
Deep Core -- Indoor Pool**
9:00 am Sundays with Kathe*
This well rounded class is based on human movement theory and includes warm up, cardio, and strength and conditioning, followed by cool down and stretching. Indoor pool, deep water only.
*Instructors may substitute for each other without notice
**If the indoor pool is closed, the class will be held in the outdoor pool. Please check our schedule regularly for timing.
About Our Instructors
Sylvia Elsbury has led adult aqua fitness classes in Albany, Berkeley and El Cerrito for nearly 20 years.
Kathe Rothacher, a kinesiologist, taught a variety of exercise modalities at UC Berkeley for 30 years. In addition to teaching aqua aerobics at the Albany Aquatic Center, she is a practicing Feldenkrais practitioner.
Laura Welland is certified by the Aqua Exercise Association as an Aqua Aerobics instructor; she is also a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.