Aquatic Classes

One of the most unique features of the Pieters Family Life Enter is the state-of-the-art HydroWorx 2000 pool. The Life Center has a variety of aquatic-based fitness classes focused on health and healing for people with chronic disease or pain.

“Aquatic exercise reduces pain and helps improve joint range of motion while strengthening and relaxing muscles,” said Barb Cacia, wellness coordinator at the Pieters Family Life Center. “The buoyancy helps to protect recuperating knees, ankles, and hips- especially for people recuperating from knee or hip replacements.”

Kathy Sawicki, who participates in aqua fitness, agrees that her wellness has improved by using the HydroWorx pool. “I have experienced more flexibility, an ease of joint pain and have found improved strength and mobility.”

And Mary Schwab, who also uses the pool, has seen benefits in other areas of her life as well. “I feel I have improved my physical wellness and therefore have benefited from the emotional and spiritual aspects of living a fuller, more active lifestyle.”

Class List

Step It Up Notch! 
"Step it up a notch" and challenge yourself for interval training in our Hydroworx 2000 pool with underwater treadmill. This class is great for the serious runners looking for low impact training and for walkers looking for something a little more challenging than our water walking classes.
This 30 minute class focuses on stretching, strengthening and endurance to improve standing balance. The water provides a safe environment by providing additional body support and ease of movement. This class is taught by a Pieters Family Life Center physical therapist.

Enjoy gentle exercises that will help improve joint range of motion while strengthening and relaxing muscles.

This class is for the runner of athlete rehabilitating an injury or simply seeking a great cross training opportunity. Enjoy the low impact training achieved using our underwater treadmill to help you reach your goals or get back to the action you're accustomed to.
Back Hab
If you have back pain or are just getting discharged from physical therapy for back pain, then this is the class for you. Learn lumbar stabilization exercises to strengthen core muscles in the therapy pool. This class is taught by Pieters Family Life Center physical therapists.

Aqua Fitness
Enjoy gentle exercises that will help improve joint range of motion while strengthening and relaxing muscles.

Got Knee/Hip Pain?
Feel the warmth of the hydrotherapy pool while you stretch and strengthen your muscles. As the class title suggests, this is geared towards those with knee and hip pain. Great for those preparing for or recovering from a knee or hip replacement surgery.

For a list of aquatic class days and times, please CLICK HERE.

Have any questions about these classes or our Hydroworx 2000 therapy pool? Please contact us at or (585) 487-3500. We look forward to talking with you!


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