TEACHING LOW-IMPACT FITNESS IN WATER
After living in New York for about 7 years, I started teaching spinning at Crunch Gym at night for fun while working at an innovation strategy company during the day. I loved being active and using my teaching skills to support others’ wellness. A former colleague sent me a link to the racked article about a studio that was doing underwater cycling where bikes are submerged in the water and said "you should try this."
I finally visited the underwater cycling studio one Sunday with my friend Dana and realized that my two passions of spinning and swimming had a baby and created Aquacycling. I remember asking Natalie who was the instructor, "do you guys need instructors? Cause I want to be one!”
I began teaching at AQUA where I taught all women classes. The exercise itself is very low-impact but high cardio which attracted women of all physical backgrounds. Some women came to relieve physical pain - arthritis, joint pain, old injuries – others came to cross-train for triathlons and marathons, others wanted to try the new trending fitness workout. All came to be in the water. What happened on those 14 bikes in the pool was more than a fitness class. It was a place for women to release their fears, body insecurities and be at one with themselves and the water.
THE ART OF AQUACYCLING
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Esther Gauthier, Founder of AQUA for welcoming me to her vision and team and giving me the freedom and space to return to water and try new ways of interacting with water, cycling and meditation. May Aquacycling spread like wildfire to all areas of the country and globe!