Aqua fitness classes will be held Aug. 27-Dec. 6

Western Carolina University’s Office of Continuing Education will offer an aqua fitness class beginning Monday, Aug. 27, and continuing until Thursday, Dec. 6.

Classes will be held from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the pool at Reid Gymnasium. Classes will not be held during university breaks and holidays. The cost is $60.

Exercise experts tout the benefits of aqua fitness activities because they allow individuals of all ages to exercise all parts of the body, but because the water causes a body to be buoyant, there is less strain on the muscles and joints.

Registration for the class is ongoing. Individuals who do not register before the first class or at the first class meeting must present a paid receipt to the lifeguard to be admitted after the first class.

To register or for more information, call 828-227-7397 or go online to Continuing and Professional Education and click on “Conferences and Community Classes.”