5 Reasons you should become an Aqua Aerobics Instructor…

At YBFIT Training, we think that being an Aqua Aerobics Instructor is one of the best careers going. Keep fit, inspire others and have fun at the same time. What’s not to love?

Read on to find out the 5 reasons why you should consider a career as a Water-Based Instructor:

  1. There seems to be a lot of work out there! Yes really I am forever being asked do I know any aqua aerobics instructors? Health clubs, leisure centres and gyms are often looking for cover or regular instructors to take classes. As more and more people discover the benefits of working out in water, pools, health clubs and community centres all across the country are offering an ever-increasing variety of specialized classes, from water running to aqua yoga or aqua dance (aqua zumba). Shallow water classes are a great option for people who aren’t strong swimmers or may be afraid of the water. This gives instructors massive potential for employment! So it’s a great way to increase your earnings as a fitness instructor. 
  2. Regardless of their fitness level, You will give your participants a great workout in the water. As an instructor you will offer plenty of modifications to increase or decrease the difficulty of the moves, and participants are always free to go at their own pace. In deep water using a flotation belt will help people to stay afloat, or they can go without to really keep their heart pumping throughout the class.
  3. Aqua aerobics classes are not just for the older adult or retired individual. Younger people who are extremely fit can also reap the benefits of participating in aqua fitness as it is a challenging whole body aerobic workout with less impact on the joints which will also help prevent injury. So it can appeal to any type of participant and instructor.
  4. Aqua Aerobics, like any other group exercise programme can be very sociable. Your participants can be loyal and return to your class week after week, giving a real community feel and sense of belonging.
  5. It can be very rewarding as there are so many benefits to your participants, such as improving performance in high-impact activities, including running, dance, or team sports such as football or rugby. Thanks to the buoyancy of water, you strengthen your muscles and improve your cardiovascular fitness without subjecting your body to additional wear and tear. Also It’s not just the heart and muscles that stand to benefit from an aqua class. Working out in water is also fantastic for the internal organs and lymphatic system. Hydrostatic pressure, turbulence and buoyancy assist in venous return [the flow of blood back to the heart] and lymphatic drainage. These extra benefits help explain why participants feel so good after a class—the body is refreshed rather than exhausted.

To train as an aqua instructor is fairly simple….

If you already have a Level 2 in Gym instruction or Exercise to Music then you just need to attend a 2 day course to gain your Certificate in Fitness Instructing Water-Based Exercise.

Learn more here or get in touch on Facebook with any questions. Alternatively, feel free to drop us an email to info@ybfittraining.com. We are always happy to help!

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