WAILUKU, MAUI, Hawai‘i – The Department of Parks and Recreation’s Aquatics Division announced that ongoing pool fitness classes are being offered on a drop-in basis, no reservations required. All classes are free and open to the public.
The “H20 Strength and Tone” workouts are offered at the New Wailuku Pool every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. An additional evening class is being offered June 17-August 28 from 4:45 – 5:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The fitness classes are taught by Maui County Pool Guard Sirena Lacour. Participants do not need to be able to swim.
“These workouts offer a chance to strengthen and tone your muscles in the privacy of the water,” Lacour said. “We have great comraderie- it’s a very supportive environment, and all fitness levels are welcome. There’s no sweat involved, and you don’t even need to get your hair wet!”
All equipment used in the classes is provided. Participants should wear a bathing suit, and a hat, sunscreen and/or rash guard if desired.
The New Wailuku Pool was designed as a therapy pool; it is 3.5 feet deep and the water is heated to an average of 87 degrees.
Lunch-hour adult lap-swim is also available at the Old Wailuku Pool from 12-1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during the summer.
On Saturdays, Lacour teaches free “Holowai” Aqua-Jog classes from 11 a.m. - Noon at Kahului Pool.
For more information on the pool fitness classes or lap-swim, call the New Wailuku Pool at 270-7411 or Fran Yamamoto in the Aquatics Division at 270-6138.
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PHOTO: “H20 Strength and Tone” Instructor Sirena Lacour (right, front) is joined by Gail Fujiwara (left) and Adrienne Kawano at the free, lunch-time fitness class at New Wailuku Pool.