Technique Workshops


Technique Workshops introduce Wet Barre™ exercises within a specific category or focus such as: "Mat Pilates," "Planks," "Rotational Movement," etc. Exercises are versatile and can be used in a variety of aquatic formats not just an aqua barre class.




Wet Barre: Acro-Yoga  (Technique)                                                                                                                              Like Acro-Yoga on land, this water workshop is challenging and fun! However, it doesn’t require two people- just two noodles! Great core training as well as flexibility and strength work that might have your smile muscles hurting as much as your abs! Intermediate to advanced. 

(Shallow: Strength, 2 noodles) •1hr pool/1hr lecture  •CEC’s: AEA-2.0, AFAA 2.0



Wet Barre: Booty  (Technique)                                                                                                          

This workshop focuses on… you guessed it, the muscles of the Glutes, low back, thighs and core stabilizers. Help your students develop a stronger posterior chain which can help with back, hip and leg pain using exercises that are floating, standing, sitting and more! 

Intermediate but adaptable.

(Shallow: Strength, 1 noodle) •1hr pool/1hr lecturel  •CEC’s: AEA-2.0, AFAA 2.0



Wet Barre: Bottoms Up  (Technique)

Utilizing 2 noodles, that present a huge balance challenge this intermediate to advanced workshop adapts exercises from the Plank and Quadruped positions. Your torso is put to the ultimate test of trunk stabilization. If your core can do the work, your upper and lower body will have a chance to get in on the strengthening as well.

(Shallow: Strength, 2 noodles) •1hr pool/1hr lecture •CEC’s: AEA-2.0, AFAA 2.0




Wet Barre: Burn (Technique)

This technique workshop is is inspired by the mat work from barre class on land. You’ll hit the same muscle groups but learn creative adaptations that transition these barre, ballet and body weight exercises to the water. Your core, hips and glutes will feel the burn. Intermediate.

(Shallow: Strength, 1-2 noodles) •
1hr pool/1hr lecture
  •CEC’s: AEA-2.0, AFAA 2.0
 



Wet Barre: Cirque  (Technique)                                                                                                    

Come ready to fly, float, twist and contort but be ready to dig deep into your core! These moves are advanced and definitely not for beginners! They are wildly fun and require balance, core strength and a sense of adventure! Like all Wet Barre workshops this is heavily influenced by the mat work of Pilates and Yoga, blended with calisthenics and a big dose of creativity! Advanced.

(Shallow: Strength, 2 noodles) •1hr pool/1hr lecture  •CEC’s: AEA-2.0, AFAA 2.0




Wet Barre: Control (Technique)

This technique workshop comes straight from the pages of Classical Mat Pilates and include many moves never before adapted to water. These unique interpretations make it unlike other water Pilates. The breath work and core activation are the foundation, and the challenge is increased by the buoyancy and resistance of the water. Get ready to focus and have fun!  Intermediate but accessible for most levels

(Shallow or deep: Strength, 1 noodle) •1hr pool/1hr lecture  •CEC’s: AEA-2.0, AFAA 2.0


 


Wet Barre: Extend (Technique)

Is all Is all about the lower body! A technique workshop based on leg work from ballet and barre class, it also draws from corrective exercise by utilizing the resistance of the water and range of motion to strengthen under used muscles and to lengthen tight ones. These cardio, standing and floating exercises working hips, Glutes and legs are challenging but accessible for most. All Levels

(Shallow: Strength, 1 noodle) •1hr pool/1hr lecture  •CEC’s: AEA-2.0, AFAA 2.0



Wet Barre: Hot Toddy (Technique or Class)

This workshop is designed using a “barre” such as a perimeter pool railing or water level gutter that can easily be grasped. It works in all three planes and delivers a great full body workout that strengthens and elongates muscles and ends with an extra good stretch thanks to the barre. Perfect for warm pools but not a necessity. Some exercises can be adapted for use without a barre. All Levels

(Shallow: Strength, perimeter barre) 1hr pool/1hr lecture  •CEC’s: AEA-2.0, AFAA 2.0 



Wet Barre: Plank-A-Poolooza (Technique)

These planks are graceful, unusual, challenging and a huge hit! A favorite for strong hips, Glutes and core! These are best suited for intermediate students who possess more strength, control and body awareness. Perfect for very shallow pools!

(Shallow: Strength, 1 noodle) •1hr pool/1hr lecture •CEC’s: AEA-2.0, AFAA 2.0



Wet Barre: PRX (Technique)

Inspired by the TRX® suspension trainer (on land) and sprinkled with some acrobatic fun only possible in the pool, you’ll amp up your core strength and stabilization several notches in this intermediate to advanced workshop. Plus, it's your chance to experience a Wet Barre™ Burpee!

(Shallow: Strength, 2 noodles) •1hr pool/1hr lecture  •CEC’s: AEA-2.0, AFAA 2.0 



Wet Barre: Pilates (4hrs) (Technique)

Learn to use your powerhouse in this supportive, gravity-reduced environment with the resistance and buoyancy of the water to improve core strength, proprioception, and stabilization. Focus is on alignment, intentional movement, and breath. Walk away with fresh moves your students will really feel and love! Modifications and progressions are given for most exercises, giving you even more options for use with everyone -from active seniors to collegiate athletes.

(Shallow: Strength, 2 noodles) •2hr pool/2hr lecture  •CEC’s: AEA-4.0, AFAA 4.0 



Wet Barre: Straight Up (Technique)

Use the noodle in ways other than in your hands or behind your back, to adapt Mat Pilates to the pool! These progressions will intensify moves you may already be familiar with and give you many new options as well. The switch up in noodle positioning presents a greater challenge in proprioception and core strength. Intermediate. 

(Shallow: Strength, 1 noodle) •1hr pool/1hr lecture  •CEC’s: AEA-2.0, AFAA 2.0



Wet Barre: With a Twist  (Technique)

Incorporate the concepts of rotation, twisting, opposing movement or pivoting to create whole body training. This workshop includes cardio and leg work as well as lots of core training utilizing a noodle or nothing but your body, the resistance of the water or directional change. Intermediate.

(Shallow: Strength, 1 noodle) •1hr pool/1hr lecture  •CEC’s: AEA-2.0, AFAA 2.0


Coming in 2018....


Wet Barre: OM (Organic Movement)

Inspired by the 3 dimensional movements of Gyrokinesis, Gyrotonic, Nia, yoga and more this workshop helps undo faulty movement patterns and muscle maladaptation of being sedentary. It incorporates rotation and fluidity that create a feeling of length and openness. Ideal for warm up, cool down, mind-body formats, seniors, warm water classes and recovery workouts.

(Shallow: Strength/Stretch, Nekdoodle) •1hr pool/1hr lecture  •CEC's: AEA 2.0, AFAA 2.0 


Wet Barre: Top Shelf 

Designed for seniors! This workshop starts with a long dynamic warm up, focuses on strengthening the posterior chain for better posture and balance, challenges the core, improves strength and proprioception and ends with a long stretch.

(Shallow: Light Cardio/Strength, 1 noodle, Nekdoodle) •1hr pool/1hr lecture  •CEC's: AEA 2.0, AFAA 2.0


Wet Barre: At the Barre 

If you love the vibe of "being at the barre" in barre class then this is the aqua equivalent! Start with a bit of cardio, focus in on glutes and hips, channel a little bit of ballet leg work, hit the core and arms and finish with an elongating stretch most of which uses a noodle or the wall as a "barre".

(Shallow: Light Cardio/Strength, 1 noodle -thick or Hydrofit) •1hr pool/1hr lecture  •CEC's: AEA 2.0, AFAA 2.0




Class Workshops:


Class Workshops introduce various Wet Barre™ formats such as: "HIIT," "Ballet- Cardio/Sculpt," "Railing/Barre Workout," etc. They include a warm-up, workout, and stretch.




Wet Barre: A-B-C (Aqua Barre Class) (Class)

This is an Aqua Barre Class - but far from a barre class on land that has merely been put in the water. Influenced by ballet, Pilates and yoga but adapted to be unique, challenging and effective in water, experience original moves as you work in all planes and a variety of positions for a full body cardio and strength workout.

Intermediate but accessible for most levels
(Shallow: Cardio/Strength) •
1hr pool/1hr lecture
  •CEC’s: AEA-2.0, AFAA 2.0


Wet Barre: Grace (Class)
Barre class with an extra dose of ballet! This cardio/strength class draws on the strength and precision of ballet and and Pilates for a graceful but challenging interval workout. The lower body will get lots of love in this class! No dance experience required! Intermediate
(Shallow: Cardio/Strength) •
1hr pool/1hr lecture
  •CEC’s: AEA-2.0, AFAA 2.0 


Wet Barre: Hot Toddy  (Class or Technique)

This workshop is designed using a “barre” such as a perimeter pool railing or water level gutter that can easily be grasped. It works in all three planes and delivers a great full body workout that strengthens and elongates muscles and ends with an extra good stretch thanks to the barre. Perfect for warm pools but not a necessity. Some exercises can be adapted for use without a barre. All Levels

(Shallow: Strength)  1hr pool/1hr lecture  •CEC’s: AEA-2.0, AFAA 2.0 



Wet Barre: Power (Class)

Is an interval class, alternating plyometric cardio with high repetition strength work without equipment. Some moves will be brand new while others are a new twist on the familiar! Come ready to work just as hard at cardio as you do on muscle endurance. You'll leave with your heart pumping and your muscles fatigued.   Intermediate to advanced

(Shallow: Cardio/Strength) •
1hr pool/1hr lecture
  •CEC's: AEA 2.0, AFAA 2.0 

Land Fitness & Lectures


Core Training & Obesity                                                                                                         Core Training & Obesity Explore the safety challenges unique to creating core exercise programming for obese populations. By learning what creates risks and which exercises work best and why, you will be able to keep your clients safe and challenged.                                                                                                                   (Strength: Land, 1.5hr lecture/1hr workout)   CEC's: AEA 1.25, AFAA 2.5        

Be a Better Suspension Trainer

Learn how to better prepare the body for movement, access core training safely, be able to handle large classes with only a few suspension trainers. This workshop will increase the caliber of your suspension training skills by getting very granular with the exercise  set up and movement cues! It all comes down to the do’s and don'ts. 

(Land: Strength; 1hr lecture/1hr workout)   CEC's: AFAA 2.0


Go Big! Suspension Training for Big Classes

Suspension Training classes draw big crowds but space and the number of straps can be an issue. Don’t turn them away or let the number of suspension trainers control the size of your class, double it! Learn to create a great circuit/interval workout where the suspension trainer is the star and not just one of the players! 

(Land: Cardio/Strength; 1hr lecture/1hr workout)   2.0 CEC’s


All Rise for Pilates/Barre

Use the principles of Pilates and gravity to mix things up! Standing movement will help improve your clients/students balance, and help them access muscles a little differently in Mat class or in barre without a barre. Great for warm up, limited equipment facilities, mixing things up and challenging your long time students. 

(Land: Strength; 1hr lecture/1hr workout)   2.0 CEC's


Shape Up Your Sleep 

Sleep is so important and yet every year, as a culture, our sleep habits decline. Just how are we are paying the price and what can we do? Discover what’s stealing our sleep, how it’s affecting our health, and what we can actually can do to improve it! 

(Lecture: 1.5 - 2.0 hrs; CEC’s vary)