Deep Water Running is a non-impact form of running in place done in a pool while wearing a flotation belt. No swimming skills are necessary. In this class we simulate land running minus the impact, you will move your arms and legs as though you're running on land; the water adds another layer of challenge to the workout.
- Non-impact exercise for aerobic fitness helps speed up recovery process
- Simulates land running and provides cross-training for runners
- Beginners are welcome
- Class sessions include imaginary cross country courses, interval training, hill pacing, and timed sprint drills
- Allows you to train while injured and maintain fitness while working with volume and intensity
- Great addition to half marathon, marathon, or triathlon training
Classes are 45 minutes and limited to 30 participants. Each class consists of a stretching and strengthening warm-up, a 30-minute aerobic workout, and a cool-down of gentle stretching. Because Deep Water Running is stationary, people of all levels can be in class side by side. (There are no make-up classes after the session ends.)
What to Wear/What to Bring
Bring a bathing suit and towel. A water bottle is recommended. Flotation belts are provided, and locker rooms and showers are available.
This seven-week course is directed by Robert J. Valentin, the program director for Blue Ocean Swimming and a longtime coach for Doug Stern's Deep Water Running. Valentin is also a professional swimming coach with more than 20 years of experience.
BlueOceanSwimming & Deep Water Running with Robert J. Valentin
New York City, NY
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