"The Foundations of Vertical Water Training -
The Kopansky Method Pre-Requisite Course and the
Group Aqua Fitness Specialty Training and
Certification Course have been launched in Ontario
and Alberta thus far. All other provinces continue
to use the CALA Combined Foundations of Fitness
Theory and Aquafitness Leadership Training Course,
Part 1 & Part 2. Any person who has completed the
CALA Combined Foundations course, is not required to
complete the Vertical Water Training Course or the
Group Aqua Fitness Specialty Course."
CALA Standards Are High
qua classes should not be mistaken as “easy”
nor should you think you are not going to get wet.
Water is very suitable for all fitness levels,
young and old.Whether you are
coming back from an injury or are looking for an environment that surrounds you,
literally, with resistance.
No swimming skills arenecessary for
shallow class but it is essential that you are able to tread water for deep classes.
Your flotation belt will help you stay upright but is not a life saving device.
time to exercise is in the morning. Your best time is what fits into your
performed in the pool so be prepared to get splashed and wet.
social, safe, gratifying and feels great
low to non-weight bearing exercises
hard but you don’t hurt after
to stand in water
to work within own limitations
embarrassing–everyone equal in the water
can pick the type of class you enjoy
to be a part of a class
many classes can I take?
or two to start - monitor how your feel
add more and continue to monitor how you feel
is suggested that you alternate cardio and muscle in order to give the
muscle time to recover
the body in different ways by taking a variety of classes if they are
classes become to easy, consider increasing how hard you work
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