IN THE SWIM: Cynthia Hoffman gets fit with aqua aerobics at WIRAC.
IN THE SWIM: Cynthia Hoffman gets fit with aqua aerobics at WIRAC. Gerard Walsh

Get fit with aerobics at WIRAC

SWIMMING: A swimming pool is not just about laps or fun, WIRAC is used for some serious fitness sessions.

Cynthia Hoffman is one of the regulars at aqua aerobics and is at WIRAC five times a week.

She comes for either morning or afternoon sessions depending on commitments in her role as a mum, school chaplain and an administration officer at two kindergartens.

"I got involved in the 10-week Get Active Program which meant I was doing two days of fitness work at WIRAC each week,” she said.

"I now come five days a week. I joined up at WIRAC after Get Active Program instructor Anne Kane said to build on what we were doing.”

Hoffman has been following her daily aqua aerobics regime since December.

"Aqua aerobics is the highlight of my day,” she said.

Each session is 45 minutes and we have three or four different instructors.

"I enjoy the variety of instructors and their different personalities. It is the best form of exercise in hot weather.

"You don't feel like you are working out until you get out of the pool.”

She admits she isn't a lap swimmer but does a bit of swimming when at WIRAC.

Hoffman has a Certificate IV in fitness so knows the principles of keeping fit.

"I am a diabetic so aqua aerobics helps reduce my blood sugar level,” she said.

"My general health is better, absolutely.”

Today's article is the third of nine on swimmers who head to WIRAC for different reasons ranging from expectant mums to cross trainers and squad swimmers.

With the writer on holidays next week, the fourth in the series will be on Friday week.



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