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Aqua classes

Published October 26, 2018 1.15pm

Whether you're a beginner or looking to take your fitness to the next level there's something for everyone in our classes.

Our leisure centres have reopened. Only gyms and fitness classes will be available at first and you must pre-book your visit.

We are still looking at how we can safely reopen our swimming pools and other leisure centre activities such as courts.

See Leisure centres re-opening information for full details.

Book a class or gym session online or view our swimming pools for timetable information at your local leisure centre.  

Our aqua classes

Our aqua classes are pool-based classes, using the resistance of the water and aerobic style moves. This is a great way to work out in a fun environment, while removing any impact on the joints. It is especially good for injury rehabilitation.

These classes are available at our pools across the county - visit our our swimming pools to find out the latest timetable information. Examples of classes are:

  • Aqua balance
  • Aqua cycle
  • Aqua jump
  • Aqua zumba
  • Gentle aqua

Watch our video on Aqua Jump and Aqua Cycle.

View the  Icon for pdf Try a work out in the water video transcript (PDF, 92.3kb) .

Aqua class details

Aqua balance

Using a base in the pool gain flexibility, stability and strength, low impact, cross training class.

Available at Chester-le-Street pool.

Aqua circuits

An instructor led circuit training class held in the water. 

Available at Consett Leisure Centre pool.

Aqua cycle

A underwater spin on a traditional cycling class, Aqua cycle involves pedalling against the resistance of the water, while the buoyancy reduces the impact on your muscles and joints.

Available at Chester-le-Street poolFreeman's Quay poolNewton Aycliffe pool and Woodhouse Close pool.

Aqua fighter

This class adapts land-based mixed martial arts and boxing exercises, drills and routines into a water-based routine that gets the heart pumping.

Available at Freeman's Quay poolTeesdale pool and Woodhouse Close pool.

Aqua fit

Experience all the benefits of an aerobics class but in the water. Water adds support and resistance to your body and our instructors will make sure this resistance is maximised to increase the intensity of your workout. If you thought a water workout was easy, then think again.

Available at Chester-le-Street poolConsett Leisure Centre poolFreeman's Quay poolThe Louisa Centre poolNewton Aycliffe poolSpennymoor poolTeesdale pool and Woodhouse Close pool.

Aqua gold

A low intensity workout in the pool, great for you joints as the water supports you to exercise. 

Available at Consett Leisure Centre pool

Aqua jump

A trampoline underwater? Yes! Have fun and get bouncing in the pool to the rhythm of catchy music in this alternate class that makes trampolining a great workout. 

Available at Spennymoor poolTeesdale pool and Woodhouse Close pool.

Aqua natal

Aqua natal is a wonderful form of safe exercise during and after pregnancy. A fun and sociable way to enjoy mummy time in the pool. Aquatone A toning water based class, enjoy the fusion of music, water and toning exercises to make you feel refreshed and ready for the day.

Available at Chester-le-Street pool and Newton Aycliffe pool.

Aqua pole 

A waistline workout with a difference, Aqua pole uses the buoyancy of the water to replicate a gymnastics style workout to improve flexibility and core strength. 

Available at Freeman's Quay pool.

Aqua Zumba

Splash your way into shape with an invigorating low-impact aquatic exercise. Known as the Zumba® "pool party", Aqua Zumba gives new meaning to the idea of a refreshing workout. Integrating the Zumba philosophy with traditional aquatic fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba® blends it all together into a workout that's cardio-conditioning, bodytoning and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.

Available at Teesdale pool.

Gentle aqua

This is a great class for those new or returning to exercise. Exercising in water provides you with the support you need when you are looking for a class that is a little lower in intensity. This class will help improve your health, fitness and mobility no matter what your ability level. Our fun and friendly instructors will work with you to make sure your individual needs are met.

Available at Chester-le-Street poolConsett Leisure Centre poolThe Louisa Centre pool and Woodhouse Close pool.


This 30 minute intense water based class, high intensity/low impact making it suitable for a variety of fitness levels and abilities. 

Available at Consett Leisure Centre poolFreeman's Quay pool and The Louisa Centre pool.


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