Webinar Explores Advantages of Aquatic HIIT Training

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An upcoming ICAA hosted, HydroWorx-sponsored webinar explores the benefits of transferring land-based HIIT training principles into an aquatic environment. Presenter Jackie Halbin will discuss ways professionals can successfully build an aquatic HIIT circuit and increase their therapy pool usage to benefit a variety of populations.

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Now, physical therapists and clinicians have begun to explore HIIT on an underwater treadmill for other populations, including older populations not typically associated with “high intensity” training.

In the past several years, the term “HIIT” has increased in popularity as an exercise term among the general public. An acronym for “high intensity interval training”, it’s sometimes also referred to as “HIIE” (the word “training” replaced by “exercise”.) HIIT has systematically been used by advanced, elite and professional athletes to amplify weight loss, improve aerobic and anaerobic functioning, increase strength and endurance, and reduce some of the problems associated with chronic diseases.

Now, physical therapists and clinicians have begun to explore HIIT on an underwater treadmill for other populations, including older populations not typically associated with “high intensity” training. This type of aquatic therapy performed in an advanced pool with underwater treadmill shows great promise, especially for people of all ages who are looking for a way to get healthier without compromising their joints, exacerbating pre-existing conditions like being overweight or risking injury.

HydroWorx is sponsoring an upcoming webinar based on this innovative concept, “Discover the Benefits of a HIIT Aquatic Circuit”, on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. E.D.T. Led by veteran webinar presenter Jackie Halbin, BS, CPT, Living Well Manager at Lakeview Village, the live event will illustrate the many ways a HIIT circuit program can be beneficial to senior living communities, physical therapy clinics or wellness centers.

During “Discover the Benefits of a HIIT Aquatic Circuit”, Halbin will talk about her own experiences as a physical therapist working with seniors, and will explore such topics as:

  •     How to use your therapy pool to maximum capacity by launching a HIIT aquatic circuit program for participants who might not want to attend land-based group classes.
  •     How to safely transfer the land-related HITT principles to a water atmosphere.
  •     The basic components of a successful HIIT activity, including frequency and other elements.
  •     How to market a HIIT aquatic circuit.

Following Halbin’s core discussion, all attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions to further their knowledge on the topic of aquatic-based HIIT.

“Discover the Benefits of a HIIT Aquatic Circuit” is ideally suited for attendees including group fitness and aquatics instructors, aquatic personal trainers, program managers, wellness directors and physical therapists. The ICAA webinar is free to attend, but pre-registration is necessary and can be made at http://ww2.hydroworx.com/webinar-hiit-icaa.

About the Presenter: Jackie Halbin
Jackie Halbin’s resume includes more than 12 years of experience working with older adults at all functional levels. She is currently the Living Well Manager at Lakeview Village, Lenaxa, Kansas. A Master FallProof Instructor, Halbin is certified through the Aquatic Exercise Association, among other fitness and group exercise entities.

About HydroWorx
Since the late 1990s, HydroWorx has manufactured aquatic therapy pools with integrated underwater treadmills to enable rehabilitation professionals to more effectively offer their patients the opportunity to increase range of motion, decrease risk of falls and joint stress, and remain motivated through the rehab process.

Products such as the HydroWorx 2000 and 500 Series therapy pools, along with the new HydroWorx 300 system have revolutionized the face of aquatic therapy; in fact, HydroWorx technology is used by world-class facilities such as OrthoCarolina, Cleveland Clinic, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Genesis Healthcare, Neuroworx, Clear Choice Healthcare, PruittHealth, Premier Rehab, Leg Up Farm and many other healthcare facilities across the country.

HydroWorx offers a wide range of underwater treadmill pools and peripheral products and services. Every day, more than 29,000 athletes and patients use HydroWorx technology to recover from injuries and health conditions.

More information about HydroWorx can be found at http://www.HydroWorx.com.

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