Castleton Health & Leisure Centre

Floatfit

What is Floatfit?

Floatfit is a variety of programmes that have been developed to take exercises that you usually do on land, to an unstable platform in a swimming pool. Your core is being continually worked to help you stay balanced - it’s challenging, fun and makes for a great workout!

What are the different types of FloatFit Programmes?

There are currently 3 FloatFit programmes:

FloatFit HIIT incorporates traditional HIIT-style exercises including Squats, Burpees, Sit Ups and Mountain Climbers. The focus is on timing – performing short bursts of exercises at a high intensity for a short time followed by a rest or active rest. You can perform as many reps as you are comfortable with within the given time e.g. 30 seconds.

FloatFit BALANCE is inspired by yoga and pilates. Flows focus on breath and movement, encouraging participants to concentrate on holding poses correcting and increase intensity based on personal fitness levels.

FloatFit GROW is an action-packed class designed to motivate children to stay active and maintain a happy, healthy lifestyle.

What should we expect from our first FloatFit session?

Expect to get wet! Forget all inhibitions, throw yourself into it and challenge yourself! Don’t worry about falling off the AquaBase during your FloatFit workout. Just go for it and reap the most benefits – even if it does end with a splash!

FloatFit Classes are 30 minutes long. During your session, you’ll gain a full-body workout. And due to the humid swimming pool environment, falling off the AquaBase into the water is a refreshing break! All classes start with a familiarise and balance section to help you ‘find your feet’ and get used to being on the AquaBase.

FloatFit Classes are designed to provide different levels of difficulty to suit your personal level of fitness. For example, in a FloatFit HIIT Class, a Squat can be performed in its simplest form as a wide shallow Squat or you could test yourself with a deep 180 degree Squat Jump. In a FloatFit BALANCE Class, Downward Dog can be performed with your leg lifted only slightly or you could lift your leg higher and close your eyes.

If you return to FloatFit Classes week after week you will be amazed at your progress. Set yourself a challenge or take a less intense workout – it’s up to you!

What benefits will FloatFit bring to my body?

There are so many benefits of doing FloatFit – from balance and coordination to increased levels of fitness, flexibility and strength. It’s also amazing for your posture with having to work the core to maintain your centre of gravity during the sessions.

Most people don’t feel the effects of the class until the next day. But be safe in the knowledge that it's a great workout; a HIIt class can burn up to 360 calories in the 30-minute session.

Not only are the benefits physical, but there’s mental benefits too. Concentrating your mind to balance on the AquaBase, alongside people falling off next to you works wonders for your mental wellbeing. FloatFit is also a great opportunity to make new friends, workout with buddies and build water confidence.

I can’t swim - is that an issue for FloatFit?

Yes - you need to be able to swim in order to participate! As long as you can do the following, then you’re good to get involved:

 

Contact Information

Castleton Health & Leisure Centre

Manchester Road
Castleton
Rochdale
OL11 3AF

Tel: 01706 353663

Meeting times

Swimming Pool Opening Times

See our 'Timetable' Page

Where we are

(click to zoom)