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Dive into Wellness: Aqua Classes & Swim Serenity

Updated: Feb 26

man enjoying a freestyle lap in the pool

Welcome to the aquatic haven at CGI, where fitness meets tranquility in the embrace of our ionized pool. Immerse yourself in transformative rejuvenation as we invite you to explore our invigorating aqua classes and expert swim lessons tailored to elevate your physical and mental vitality. At CGI, we believe in the synergy of mind and body, and our aqua offerings are designed to create a serene oasis where wellness takes center stage. Here, we delve into the benefits of our ionized pool, sharing insights into the transformative power of water-based fitness experiences. Join us on a journey transcending conventional workouts, offering a refreshing blend of exercise and relaxation. Let the waves of wellness guide you to a renewed sense of vitality in every splash and stroke.


Ionized Pool

Our heated, 25-yard, competition-sized pool is unmatched in Northern Bergen County for its standard for cleanliness and comfort, providing a uniquely warm and inviting environment. At CGI, we employ an advanced double filtration and overflow system to maintain the optimal condition of our pool water. Our unique filters are crafted with natural elements, namely sand and pebbles, ensuring that as water passes, it undergoes ionization, resulting in a remarkably smooth texture. By releasing positively charged silver and copper ions into the water, we eliminate bacteria and viruses on contact without the need for harsh chemicals like chlorine. This distinctive approach even helps to preserve the integrity of swimsuits, swimming caps, and goggles.


People having fun with noodles in an aqua class

Aqua Classes

At CGI, we offer a variety of aqua classes for members only. Our aqua classes are low-intensity exercise classes hosted in our ionized heated pool for a fun splash workout.

● Aquacise - This lively water aerobics class is crafted to keep you active, engaged, and connected while alleviating joint strain with the buoyancy of the water. Experience the advantages of Aquacise, such as sculpting muscle tone in a low-intensity setting, reducing stress on the heart, and boosting metabolism.

● Aqua Flow - The rhythmic experience of aqua flow in a gentler setting than Aquacise. This class seamlessly blends ballet-inspired movements and stretching into its program. It is tailored to enhance blood circulation and promote movement while allowing the water to take pressure off your joints.

● Swim Lessons - CGI offers private and semi-private swim lessons for adults and children over the age of 5.


Benefits of Aqua Classes

Like land-based exercises, those engaging in water aerobics and swimming are as effective in enhancing cardiovascular fitness, strengthening muscles, uplifting mood and decreasing stress, reducing joint discomfort, improving sleep, and lowering the risk of diseases.

● Low-Impact - The buoyancy of the water supports the body's weight, which can reduce impacts on joints and pain. A March 2022 review in Healthcare found aqua classes extremely beneficial for people with osteoarthritis and those who are overweight. It is highly recommended for those with these conditions to use aquatic exercise as a form of treatment to strengthen the muscles near the joints. Further, the warm temperature of the water and the pressure helps to relax muscles and create movement.

● Mental Stimulation - Aqua classes offer mental stimulation through a combination of factors that engage the mind during the workout. Aqua classes often incorporate a series of movements and exercises, forcing the need to adapt to different routines and challenges to keep the mind active. Coordinated movements in these classes, maintaining one's balance and coordination becomes essential, providing a cognitive workout.

● Full-Body Workout/ Cross-Training - Aqua classes deliver a full-body workout by engaging muscles, enhancing flexibility, and promoting overall functional strength. As part of the movements, jogging and walking use your legs and core for stability. Weights or above-the-water arm motions could also be in the routine. Individuals can benefit from cross-training by engaging in aqua classes in addition to other forms of exercise. Cross-training helps prevent overuse injuries, enhances overall fitness, and adds variety to a workout routine.

● Build Cardiovascular Fitness - Water resistance is more significant than air, requiring more effort to move through it. Muscles must work harder against the water resistance, promoting strength and endurance. This resistance and dynamic movement elevate the heart rate, contributing to cardiovascular conditioning. Improving your cardiovascular fitness will help you in your daily life, and according to a research article published in the November 2016 issue of the Journal Circulation, regular physical activity is also linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, various cancers, and premature mortality.

● Builds Community - Aqua classes foster community through several key elements that encourage social interaction, support, and shared experiences. These classes build community by providing a shared space for individuals to pursue common goals. Collaborating in aqua classes creates bonds among participants; conversations, laughter, and shared experiences build connections among class members. Regular attendance builds a sense of continuity and community within the group.

● Improved Sleep Quality - The physical activity that comes with aqua classes triggers the release of endorphins, known as the "feel-good" hormones. Improved mood and sense of well-being can positively impact sleep quality. Along with that, participating in aqua classes can reduce stress levels. The soothing nature of the water, coupled with the rhythmic movements, can have a calming effect on the nervous system. The decreased stress can contribute to a more relaxed state of mind. The relief to the muscles during the aqua classes reduces discomfort in the joints and muscles and can contribute to a more comfortable and restful sleep.


From the dynamic water aerobics of Aquacise to the graceful movements in Aqua Flow, our holistic wellness and fitness center offers a unique blend of exercise, relaxation, and community building. The research-backed advantages of aqua classes make it clear that aqua classes at CGI extend beyond the physical, offering a transformative experience that nurtures both body and spirit. Join us in embracing the revitalizing power of aqua classes – a journey that not only shapes bodies but also builds connections and the overall well-being of our community. Join us at CGI, where every splash is a step toward a healthier, happier you.

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