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Hydrorider Aquabike offers optimal aquatic exercise options
With in-pool aquatic fitness having been one of the most exciting industry trends of 2017, Aquabuzz, Australian agents for the Hydrorider Aquabike*, are seeing a growing number of clubs and facilities install their equipment.
Beneficial to a multitude of participants because the density of water allows people of all ages to incorporate aerobics and muscle-strengthening into their weekly exercise schedule, Russell Fine of Aquabuzz has been a leader in the adoption of equipment based aquatic exercise in Australasia.
Charting how the market has developed, Fine states “aquatic fitness challenges exercisers in a different way to on the ground with less stress on the back, hips, knees, ankles and the upper body.
“Aqua fitness has evolved into bringing the gym to the water, allowing exercisers of all ages to gain a full body workout - upper and lower.
“Our Hydrorider system comes with a comprehensive training fitness program that works on every aspect of your body, allowing strengthening and toning of the muscles, in a kinder way opposed to the damage a ground based workout might do.”
The Hydrorider Aquabike caters for cardio fitness, physical therapy, strength-building and weight loss.
With a minimum of moving parts, resistance is determined by four adjustable paddle wheels that give three levels of intensity - the longer the paddle is pulled out the greater the surface volume of water taken in, hence the greater the resistance.
The Hydrorider Aquabike's flywheel gives the central movement continuous and constant resistance when pedalling, with the pedals and flywheel rotating on synthetic bearings which require no maintenance.
In the last five years, and especially in 2017, Fine has seen significant growth among the younger generation getting on the Hydrorider Aquabikes and loving the activity, stating “they love the challenge and often are surprised of the hard work the program offers.”
This growth has seen Aquabikes installed at facilities including the Speedo Fitness Club at Bondi Beach, the Karratha Leisureplex in Western Australia, the Maitland Aquatic Centre in NSW, the South Burnett Aquatic Centre as well as for the YMCA Victoria.
Fine is very happy to see the younger generation taking part of a healthy lifestyle, predicting more clubs will join the Hydrorider family in 2018.
As Fine adds “they love the challenge and often are surprised of the hard work the program offers.”
Hydrorider is also recognised by Fitness Australia as a fully Accredited course while Aquabuzz runs International certified courses for becoming a Hydrorider Instructor, as well as promotional events for the clubs that purchase the Hydrorider products.
Fine concludes that these events “create a lot of hype, bringing new clients to try a Hydrorider class.
*As of 2021, Hydrorider is represented by Water Resist in Australia.
Click here to contact distributors Water Resist via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.
Images: Aquabikes in action at the Speedo Fitness Club Bondi Beach (top and middle) and at the Casey ARC (below).
11th October 2017 - YMCA TO INNOVATE IN AQUATIC FITNESS
6th April 2017 - MASSIVE INTEREST IN STATE SWIM AQUATIC FITNESS PROGRAMS
2nd September 2016 - SPEEDO LAUNCHES ‘SWIM COACH’ DIGITAL FITNESS COACHING TOOL
4th April 2007 - HYDRORIDER: MAKING THE MOST OF AQUATIC EXERCISE
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