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Media Release - Get Out, Get Wet, Get Moving

Wondai Swimming Pool has some new additions to their workout programs on offer.  Council was successful in receiving funding from the Get Out, Get Active Program to purchase five (5) Aqua Bike Professionals!!

These exercise bikes are a unique aquatic stationary bike made of stainless steel.  This allows participants to pedal while immersed in the water taking advantage of the many benefits of exercising in the pool.  There are three (3) resistance levels and the bikes can be adjusted to your individual needs.

Adrian Niemann, Manager of the Wondai Swimming Pool has nine (9) programs on offer that incorporate the Aqua Bike.  The programs on offer includes Leg Work, Smash n Grab, Minute Man, Build It, 4 minute Tabata, Lets Have Fun, Pool Tri Plan and Old School Workout.  With so many programs, there is something for everyone.

The Wondai Swimming Pool will be offering these programs on Wednesdays starting in January 2017 at 8.00am and 6.00pm.  If you want to try out these Aqua Bikes they will be available for individuals to hire.  You will be offered one of the nine (9) programs to try which is included in the hire of the bike.

Cr Ros Heit met up with Adrian last week and trialled one of the bikes in the pool.  "It certainly gives you a high intensity, low impact workout, with the comfort of staying cool in the pool." said Cr Ros Heit.

During the winter months, the bikes will take up residence at the South Burnett Aquatic Centre in Nanango.

The Get Out, Get Active Program is funding provided by Queensland's Department of National Parks, Sport & Racing and provides funding for projects that will deliver community-based sport and recreation activities that increase opportunities for participation by women and girls who are either currently inactive, or would otherwise benefit from further participation.  

"It's an 'outside the box' way to take part in a low impact exercise.  They will allow people from many age groups and fitness levels to take part in the programs on offer or even try it out on their own" said Cr Keith Campbell.

Adrian trialled the bikes at a HydroRider Class training session on Thursday night with positive feedback all round.

 "A brilliant exercise alternate.  You are focused and challenged" - Leigh Day

"Great trial for the Hydro Rider - muscles all challenged" - Marita Hirow

"Great aerobic workout.  Easy to follow!" - Simona Bebner

"Will come back again!! Fantastic, Great workout" - Karrisa Fisher


Photo above: HydroRider Class Participants
L-R: Simona Brebner, Karrisa Fisher, Cr Ros Heit, Leigh Day and Marita Hiron


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