Warm Water Exercise Classes

What is Warm Water Exercising?

Exercising in warm water is one of the most comfortable and effective ways that a person with arthritis can exercise. The buoyancy of the water supports the body, taking the weight off inflamed and painful joints. The warmth of the water helps tight joints to loosen up and relax, easing soreness and soothing any pain.

The role of the water in your exercise class is two-fold – not only does it soothe and support your body, it also offers resistance to your movements, acting  somewhat like a weight to help strengthen your muscles while you exercise.

How can it help me?
  • Keep you moving
  • Improve your coordination and endurance
  • Ease stiff joints and relax sore muscles
  • Help you feel better
Our warm water exercise classes

Unlike standard water-aerobic exercise classes, our program has been developed specifically for people affected by arthritis. All classes are lead by trained health professionals, with the minimum qualification being a Fitness Certificate IV covering hydrotherapy. A number of classes are run by physiotherapists and are eligible for health fund claim receipts. Our classes:

  • give you the opportunity to exercise with guidance from a trained instructor, in a friendly and social environment
  • are designed for small groups
  • participants follow the same routine, but your leader will show you how to adjust the exercise to fit your personal needs, such as varying the pressure you exert on the water.

You will also receive weekly Education Bites via email, designed to complement and reinforce the warm water exercises.


$15 per class

Payment is on a per-term basis, and varies depending on the number of classes to be held in any particular term. An annual administration fee of $15 will be applied to the participant’s first term of fees.

Locations and times

Each class is 45 minutes long and classes are held during the NSW Department of Education school term, each program typically running for 9 or 10 weeks. We currently offer our warm water exercise classes at locations across metropolitan Sydney, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour, with plans to expand the program throughout NSW.

No class in your area? If you would like us to start a class in your area, source a pool that is heated to a minimum of 32 degrees and give us a call on 02 9857 3300. We look forward to hearing from you!

Enrolment and enquiries

Please click the class you are interested in joining and complete the online application or waitlist form.