Water dumbbells. How to desigh and implement an effective programme

Water dumbbells are popular types of aqua aerobics equipment, they come in different shapes and sizes and fall into a category of buoyant equipment. It is the equipment which is going to be talked about in this post.

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Imagery in teaching swimming

Successful teaching and, thus learning how to swim, is totally based on using appropriate imagery. To do so, a trainer is supposed to be fully qualified according to Swimming.org. Which means the following to me, whether a trainer has a competitive swimming background or not, they definitely need to have a comprehensive understanding of the right stroke technique for each recognized competitive stroke. Techniques are fundamental to teaching the correct stroke patterns and maintain good observations. In addition to the above they must be qualified to teach.

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Why do people swim

The other day I was chatting with a middle-aged client of the fitness-club I work for at the moment. I asked her a question: “What does it mean for you to know how to swim”? She shied away from mentioning her own ability to swim but confidently said that my colleague could swim.

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My own swimming teaching method

I have been teaching swimming for more than twenty years and can say that I have created my own swimming teaching method. I teach one-to-one and in groups, people of different ages and health conditions. What does my method look like?

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Water Noodles Exercises

Woggle noodle swimming aid

“What is a woggle?” I asked myself this question when I read some posts on a Facebook page and the word “woggle” was used quite often. I joined this Facebook group where swimming teachers can get advice related to their job. In the UK it is called a “swim woggle noodle”.

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Whenever a person goes swimming there is a list of necessities, they always bring with them. A swimming cap is on the list (short-haired men may be an exception).

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How and why to hire a swimming trainer

Classes in the water are of great benefit: it gives you a sense of well-being, gives you gentle massage of the whole body and a lot of pleasure. However, not everyone can fully appreciate all the benefits of training in water, especially if you cannot swim. Every year a lot of new students come to me to learn how to swim. Mostly their reasons are:

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How to diversify Aqua Aerobics classes with Ankle Cuffs

What do you think of ankle cuffs for Aqua Aerobics?

My greetings to you, dedicated Aqua Aerobics participants! I think it is high time you diversified your sessions by adding a very useful piece of Aqua Aerobics equipment, the ankle cuffs. Read more →

Deep water Aqua Aerobics

Have you ever tried Deep Water Aqua Aerobics?

By the time  you read this very post you might be familiar with different kinds of exercise in water. You might be getting ready to start that incredible journey into water world. Whether you are an experienced student or a novice I invite you to take a better look at the challenges you face while in the water. Read more →

Benefits of morning exercise: stretching and strength exercises

 Why do we have to do morning exercises? 

Because of my swimming background and Gil Hedly, Ph.D., I was inspired to write an article about this subject and publish it on a Russian media first and then post it in my blog later.

Stretching and strength exercises in the morning

Let us explore what will happen if you engage in light exercises each morning as soon as you wake up. It will only take at most 15 minutes or, if you are short of time, 5 minutes to wake your body up and ready to face the day energized, radiate and reflect positivity, increase your focus and concentration and thereby to be ready to deal with anything that comes your way. Read more →

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