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Virtual aqua classes

Virtual aqua classes 

Virtual aqua classes are an exciting new activity now available to book at Arnold Leisure Centre.

Each week timetabled classes, ranging from gentle relaxation and stretching to HIIT training, are held in the pool with instructors on a large TV screen that shows the movements needed, both above and below the water. 

These virtual aqua sessions are in addition to our regular aqua aerobics classes so that we can offer more activities at a wider variety of times.  

On-demand virtual aqua sessions will also soon be available, giving you the freedom to choose your workout and duration. You can do these on your own or get your friends and family involved too.

Benefits of virtual aqua classes

  • Clear instructions with movements shown above and below the water 
  • Burn calories in a fun and unique way
  • Water resistance is great to build and tone muscles
  • Low impact exercises ideal for various health conditions
  • A large range of classes available to choose from
  • On-demand sessions give you more flexibility on when you exercise, how long for and which classes your prefer to take part in.

How the sessions work

These classes take place in the swimming pool but with a modern twist. Instead of an instructor physically there with you, the classes are led by an instructor shown on a large TV screen. Timetabled sessions will be set up by a member of staff ready for the class to begin. Any equipment needed for the sessions, such as floats, will be provided.

For on-demand sessions, you can use the handheld device to operate the TV and select the class style, duration and difficulty. Should you need any assistance with this, a member of staff will be happy to help. 

Session timetable

Starting from Monday 9 May (available to book 7 days in advance online).

Monday   12 noon   Low-impact (45 mins)*
    7pm   HIIT (30 mins)*
Tuesday   12 noon   Low-impact (45 mins)*
Wednesday   8.15am   Cardio (45 mins)*
    1.30pm   Low-impact (30 mins)**
Thursday   8.15am   Low-impact (45 mins)*
    12 noon   Low-impact (45 mins)*
Friday   2.30pm   HIIT (30 mins)**

The virtual aqua sessions share space in the main pool during other swimming sessions. Those marked with * are during Swim4All sessions, and those with ** are during ladies only swim sessions.

How to book

You can book your place on a timetabled Hydrohex virtual aqua session through our online booking webpage 7 days in advance, via the app or by contacting the Arnold Leisure Centre.

Virtual aqua classes are included in your DNA Membership.

The classes are also open to Pay As You Go customers at a price per session of £5.60, or £4.90 (£3.30 conc) with a Gedling Leisure Card.


Interested in more virtual fitness classes?

Did you know that we also have virtual fitness classes available at our Redhill and Carlton Forum leisure centres? Choose between hundreds of classes such as indoor cycling, pilates and zumba to name just a few! Find out more about our other virtual fitness classes.