Water Aerobics

Top 10  reasons to try Water Exercise

Water exercise is great for all fitness levels and age groups. It can help you get in shape, burn calories, strengthen core muscles and have fun along the way!  Check out the benefits that a water exercise class with us can provide:

  1. Joint Protection.Thanks to the buoyant properties of the water, body "weight" can be reduced as much as 75-90%, cushioning joints and protecting them from the shock of impact.
  2. Resistance. Water provides more resistance than air, burning more fat than on land and helping muscles become balanced and toned.
  3. Calorie Burn. Water aerobics can burn anywhere from 400-600 calories an hour.
  4. Cooling Effect. Water cools the body to help prevent over-heating.
  5. Health. It can strengthen heart and lungs, improve endurance, reduce blood pressure and help balance blood sugar.
  6. Joint Pain. It can help relieve the pain of joint issues, increase flexibility and keep you mobile.
  7. Relaxation.It can help relieve stress and anxiety.
  8. Feel self-concious or uncoordinated when exercising? No one can really see what you are doing underwater!
  9. When you're having a bad hair day, we won't even notice!
  10. You get a free hot shower! (Not to mention a 20-44% discount if you purchase a Punch Card or even more with an Annual Pass!)
  11. Bonus reason! It's fun and a great way to make new friends! Hope to see you soon!

where do the water exercise classes take place?

All classes are held at Maynard Aquatic Center, 1402 Overbrook Road, Burlington, NC 27215 Directions

Which class is best for me?

Individual health history is one of the first steps in selecting the right class, followed by personal preference for shallow or deep water classes. For more information on selecting the best class for you, contact the MAC at (336) 222-5043. 

How much does it cost?

Your first class is FREE!  Bring a swim suit, towel and water bottle, and come on out to the pool. Water shoes recommended.    
Class Pricing Options Fee

First Time Trial Class Free
Daily Drop-In, per class $5
10 Class Punch Card $40
25 Class Punch Card $70
Annual Membership Pass
(includes unlimited classes)

Daily Water Aerobics Schedule

Boot Camp 
  Boot Camp    
Deep Water Deep Water Deep Water    
Back in Shape
Low Impact   
Back in Shape
Low Impact
Back in Shape
    Deep Water Deep Water  
  Deep Water   Deep Water
  Back in Shape
  Back in Shape


Class descriptions

Boot Camp:

This Intermediate to Advanced class offers deep-water, suspended training through a high-intensity, non-choreographed workout that builds strength, endurance and agility. Bring a water bottle and prepare to sweat!  Held in the diving well, float belts are provided.

Deep Water:

This class incorporates high intensity, non-impact cardiiovascular movements in deep water that improve balance, coordination and endurance.Though float belts are worn, this class is best suited for those who can swim and float comfortably on their own in deep water. Held in the diving well, float belts are provided.

Back in Shape:

This shallow water class blends cardio with muscle toning to enhance endurance, strength and flexibility. Exercises can be modified to meet individual needs and goals. Water shoes recommended.

Low Impact:

This shallow water class is ideal for anyone with vulnerable joints or joint replacements. Focus is on improving range of motion, muscle strength and balance. Water shoes recommended.