Aqua Fitness

An outdoor aqua fitness class takes place in a city pool.

Aqua fitness is a great way to get a low impact, whole body workout. Lakewood Recreation offers a wide variety of classes, including SilverSneakers Splash, deep and shallow water classes and Glide Fit floating fitness.

  • You must register for all aqua fitness classes. You can register online, over the phone, or in person at any Lakewood Recreation Center.

  • All classes except GlideFit are included in membership passes or you can pay a single class fee when registering.

  • All classes except GlideFit are free for insurance-based members of SilverSneakers, Silver&Fit, and RenewActive.

Lakewood Recreation offers a range of aqua fitness classes, which are included in the cost of recreation center admission and facility passes. View admission fees and membership details at Class schedules are posted online. Pre-registration is required.

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For assistance, call Carmody Recreation Center at 720-963-5360.  

Aqua Fitness Class Schedule

Pre-registration is required. Classes are listed online at and in the latest Community Connection catalog, which is available online or at any recreation center. Sign up online, via phone at 303-987-4800 or in-person at any recreation center.

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About Aqua Fitness

Lakewood Aqua Fitness offers the most complete lineup of aquatic fitness classes in Colorado. There is something for everyone, regardless of where you are in your journey toward wellness.  

The aquatic environment is completely unique and provides countless benefits to class participants. These benefits include:

  • The water creates a low or no impact environment causing minimal stress to joints.
  • The water provides support to develop balance and core strength.
  • The resistance of water supports overall muscle strength and endurance.
  • The support of the water enhances flexibility and range of motion in joints.
  • The average one-hour aqua fitness class will burn 400-500 calories.
  • Classes are fun, relaxing and promote lasting friendships and community. 

Anyone ages 14 and up can participate in aqua fitness classes. All classes are suitable for women who are pregnant. Modifications will be given if necessary. Aqua fitness shoes are recommended. 

Classes typically offered

Aqua Ai Chi (Level 1-3)

Performed in shoulder deep warm water and focuses on deep breathing and sweeping arm movements designed to reduce stress and increases oxygen consumption, balance and core strength.

Aqua Zumba (Level 2-4)

Zumba in the water! An intermediate fitness level is recommended for this energetic dance-based aqua class.

Arthritis Movement (Level 1-2)

This warm-water class is specifically designed for individuals with arthritis, but is open to anyone. The only equipment used is a noodle.

Deep Water (Level 3-5)

This class strengthens the core and develops the cardiovascular endurance system. Flotation belts, dumbbells and noodles are used.


Take your total body workout to the next level on GlideFit boards during drop-in classes at Morse Park pool! Using aquatic-based stability training (ABST), this class incorporates yoga, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), core strength and cool down exercise to maximize the benefits of floating fitness.

Shallow Water (level 2-4)

Moderate-impact classes designed for individuals looking for an energizing workout of higher intensity. Uses water resistance and equipment for a total body workout.

SilverSneakers®  Splash (Level 2-3)

Formerly called Silver Splash, this same great class uses the water's properties to enhance agility, range of motion, endurance and balance.