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Articles for fitness professionals, program leaders, personal trainers, and therapists.  Be inspired by your global peers with ideas to rejuvenate your programs, find time for yourself, reach new populations, and more!  Want to share your ideas?  Email info@aeawave.org for more information.

Aquatic Fitness – Exercise for All Ages

by Javier Bergas, BS

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Aquatic fitness is a versatile and beneficial physical activity for everyone, offering multiple health and well-being benefits at all stages of life. As professionals in this field, we must continually update our programs, study and understand the characteristics and needs of each population group, and communicate the unique benefits to various life stages.


By Einat Meiri Vatner, MA

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Enjoy the benefits of water exercise and a workout on land within a single training session.  Learn the benefits, recommendations, and reservations for a fusion format that blends land and water training.

Exercise - Adolescents and Depression

By Melissa Plumeau, BS

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Depressive disorders in the United States are on the rise, especially for adolescents. Capturing a sense of playfulness and combining it with carefully designed programs can help to reduce depressive symptoms in youth and promote better overall health, not just mentally, but physically.

Movement for Healing & Health

by Javier Bergas, BS

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Research shows that physical activity, such as running, swimming, bicycling, walking, weightlifting, dancing, can offer positive effects on mood, quality of life, and mental health.  Thanks to the inclusive and healing nature of movement in water, each of us has the potential to help our community.


By Andrea Ronchi

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A perfect combination of the movements of African dances and gestures adapted to aquatic fitness.