Rancho La Puerta proudly announces its new HYDRO-FIT aquatic exercise program, in partnership with renowned aquatic fitness pioneer Craig Stuart
The most complete aquatic fitness program anywhere is now available at Rancho La Puerta. Licensed HYDRO-FIT instructors will teach multiple daily classes each week throughout the year in our spectacular new exercise activities pool—a facility especially designed for low-impact water workouts. Young or older, fit or ready for your comeback, achy knees or not…you’ll love the water at Rancho La Puerta and the almost miraculous results achievable when your body can exercise freely without impact.
Craig Stuart is the founder and Director of HYDRO-FIT®. A certified fitness instructor with AEA and ACE, Craig leads the water exercise industry as an innovator, specialist, educator and fitness professional. He is well known for his educational techniques focusing on the practical application of water-specific skills to enhance group exercise instruction.
Craig is the 1992 recipient of the Contribution to the Aquatic Fitness Industry Award and the 2002 recipient of the Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute’s prestigious Tsunami Spirit Award.
For more on HYDRO-FIT, see www.hydrofit.com.
Here’s what’s in store for you…
Health and Fitness
Develop and maintain your functional health. Water provides the ideal environment to develop and maintain functional health. The natural buoyancy of water reduces weight-bearing stress, allowing greater ease of movement with less impact on joints and muscles. The increased density of water creates even and fluid resistance, toning and strengthening muscles with greater balance and efficiency. Whatever your current level of physical activity, water exercise is an excellent way to improve fitness, maintain health and restore vitality. Feeling good and looking better is as close as your nearest swimming pool.
Training and Conditioning
Achieve your training and conditioning goals. As an athlete, the unique physical properties of water provide support, resistance and assistance to help you achieve your training and conditioning goals. Running in deep water reduces weight bearing stress by 90 percent and equals land running in its effect upon maintaining VO2 max when training intensities and frequencies are matched. The positive effects of water training go beyond joint off-loading and cardiovascular fitness. By harnessing the increased resistance of water, runners and athletes can maximize their sport-specific strength gains required for competition. Optimal performance is as close as your nearest swimming pool.
Therapy and Rehabilitation
Component of effective physical therapy program. Doctors, patients and therapists recognize that aquatic therapy is an important component of any effective physical therapy program. Early intervention is the key. The body must move to maintain function and promote healing. Water's unique combination of buoyancy and resistance cushions and supports movement allowing exercise to be self paced while providing a soothing distraction from pain and stress. If you suffer from arthritis, the hydrostatic pressure of water helps stimulate circulation and reduce inflammation, relieving joint pain and discomfort. Feeling better is as close as your nearest swimming pool.
HYDRO-FIT® Water Program
Fun and invigorating wave action in the pool! Harness the power of liquid resistance and experience a body-friendly workout that truly feels good. Our low-impact, shallow water class targets aerobic endurance, muscular strength, balance, and flexibility.
M, W, F at 11:00am
HYDRO-FIT Deep Water Training
Deep-water training is an ideal non-impact addition to your Ranch week. Specialized HYDRO -FIT buoyancy and resistance equipment strengthens and tones your entire body while pushing fat-burning systems into high gear. No swimming skill is required, although comfort in deep water is recommended.
Su, Tu, Th at 11:00am and M, W, at 2:00pm
H2O Pool Pilates
Experience Pilates–inspired training in the pool. Simple buoyancy equipment and water’s natural assistance and resistance can train the deepest muscle layers in your body. Develops core strength for improved posture, balance, and coordination.
Su, Tu, Th at 2:00pm
A soothing session in the pool to ease muscle soreness and body aches as you discover how water provides support, assistance, and resistance. Improve balance, enhance flexibility, and restore mobility through gentle movement.
Su, Tu, Th at 3:00pm
H2O Sport Conditioning
Learn how to improve physical function and enhance your natural abilities in our playful, deep-water "boot camp" workout. Rediscover your inner child and have fun as you achieve a great cardiovascular, strength, and agility workout that will leave you feeling good, not sore, and exhausted.
M, W, F at 10:00am
Improve your stroke technique and enjoy a great swim conditioning workout Our coach is “on deck” to help you get the most from your swimming experience. All levels are welcome—from beginner to masters level. This class is 30-minutes.
Tu, Th at 12:00noon
Available throughout the day at the main pool, except when classes in session.