Water Fitness

What is Water Fitness

Water fitness (waterobics, aquarobics, aquatic fitness, aquafitness, aquafit) is the performance of aerobic exercise in water such as in a swimming pool. It is done mostly vertically and without swimming typically in waist deep or deeper water. Water aerobics is a form of aerobic exercise that requires water-immersed participants. Most water aerobics is in a group fitness class setting with a trained professional teaching for about an hour. The classes focus on aerobic endurance, resistance training, and creating an enjoyable atmosphere with music. Different forms of water aerobics include: aqua Zumba, water yoga, aqua aerobics, and aqua jog.

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The South African Water Fitness Association (SAWFA) was founded in July 1989 in Durban. It is an umbrella organization with representatives from each province, who form the Executive body, which is headed by a President.

SAWFA is committed, not only to the advancement of professionalism, but also to constructive co-operation amongst instructors.

Its main function is the nation-wide training of water fitness instructors. It also seeks to make the public aware of the benefits of water fitness and to encourage people to attend classes given by experienced SAWFA instructors.

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SAWFA Waterworks Convention 2024

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SAWFA is hosting the 2024 Water Fitness Convention in Port Alfred this year.

Dates: June 7-9, 2024
Pool Venue: No Limits Fitness Gym, 4 Albany Road, Port Alfred
Partly sponsored accommodation will be available at the MyPond Hotel33 van der Riet Street, Port Alfred

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