Tabata interval training is one of the most effective types of high intensity interval training. Mixing this format with the properties of water through a variety of simple, yet intense exercises, allows each class to blast away the calories and provide noticeable results in a short amount of time. Whether your goal is muscle tone, weight loss, or both, this class will provide what you are looking for.


FREE for Members

  • Level: All
  • Drop-in class
  • No registration necessary
  • Kids ages 10 – 14 may attend with a parent or guardian
  • Teens age 15+ may attend unaccompanied by an adult
  • Swimming skills are not required
  • See your doctor first to get clearance for water exercises

A Typical Class

Class begins with a short warm-up in our heated pools followed by a series of four minute exercise sequences. Each sequence is broken into eight 20/10 intervals (20 seconds of intense work followed by 10 seconds of rest). Many exercises will use just the water as your equipment, but additional tools such as flotation specific and resistant specific equipment may be used as well. Class will end with a short warm down and stretch segment.

Outcomes/Benefits

  • Improved balance
  • Improved strength
  • Improved cardio endurance
  • Improved proprioception (awareness of where you are in space)

Tips + Preparation

New to class? Arrive a little early so our instructor can give you some pointers.

Equipment Needed

  • Water fitness equipment
  • The Y provides all equipment for this class

Attire and What to Bring

  • Come to class dressed and ready for the pool
  • Proper swim attire is required (swim suit), no basketball shorts, street clothes, etc.
  • Water shoes (encouraged)
  • Towel, water bottle, aqua jacket (optional)