Looking to try something new or to keep exercising while on Maui?
A friend invited me to join her for a deep water aerobics class today. I didn’t really know what to expect, but grabbed some cash, a towel, hat and sunglasses and headed to the Kihei Aquatic Center at the corner of the Piilani Hwy and Lipoa. In case you don’t know, admission to the Kihei Aquatic Center is FREE of charge. All you have to do is sign in (this is for County purposes so they can schedule efficiently).
Classes are Monday and Friday 10:30-11:30 and Wednesdays 11-12noon. (Don’t forget to sunscreen!!)
Cost: by donation (the instructor is not paid by the County of Maui)
The class is held by local fitness instructor, Sara Zander. Everyone who can swim is welcome, ages 18 and over (though the class was mainly seniors today – there were about 50 participants in total). Expect a full body workout for everyone from beginner to advanced in an outdoor deep water pool. She divided us in groups – beginner/social and immediate/advanced and gave different options for each exercise, depending on your skill level. I must admit to being nervous when I saw it was in the deep water pool, but if you get there early, you will get a flotation belt to keep you afloat (most people had one).
By the way, I’m told there are shallow pool aquatics classes Tuesday and Thursdays (but I don’t have any information on them).