This is a very basic, low-impact, light-intensity workout using the natural resistance of the water to strengthen core musculature, increase balance, coordination and flexibility. Water Walking is appropriate for those just starting an exercise program or those interested in water exercise.

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  • Level: All

A Typical Class

Class takes place in our heated indoor pools in shallow water. Instructors lead the class through a light-intensity cardio workout that consists of walking around in the water. Movements are forward, backward, and side-to-side.  Different types and styles of walking movements are preformed such as forward, backward, and side-to-side.


  • Improved core muscle strength
  • Improved balance
  • Improved coordination
  • Improved flexibility

Tips + Preparation

New to class? Arrive a little early so our instructor can give you some pointers.

Equipment Needed

The Y provides all equipment for this class

Attire and What to Bring

  • Come to class dressed and ready for the pool
  • Proper swim attire is required (swim suit), no basketball shorts, street clothes, etc.
  • Water shoes (encouraged)
  • Towel, water bottle, aqua jacket (optional)