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YMCA offers intro to water fitness workshop
Photo supplied Dunnell Kendrick-Parker, a water fitness instructor at the Green County Family YMCA, demonstrates working out in the pool. The YMCA is hosting a free workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, so the public can learn more about water exercise options.
MONROE - Health official say a person should drink at least eight glasses of water a day, but the new philosophy says exercising in water every week can make a person even more healthy.National fitness trainer Craig Stewart told Green County Family YMCA staff members that water fitness is the fastest growing exercise outlet for baby boomers across the United States. He said a person can achieve the same results, without the pounding on the joints which results in typical injuries related to running on solid surfaces, and can be adjusted to match the participants needs.Dunnell Kendrick-Parker, New Glarus, is one of the Green County Family YMCA's eight water fitness instructors. She says she is an example of the benefit of water exercise, after loosing more than 30 pounds with lap swimming and water aerobics.