Come in and experience our therapy pool! It is heated, equipped with a chair lift for disabled patients and has 27 hydrotherapy jets that provide massage and treatment resistance. We offer a variety of aquatic exercise classes to allow for maximum cardio and muscle training without the effects of gravity on your muscles and joints. Our Arthritis Foundation Certified aquatics instructor will help you stay fit while reducing your arthritis pain.
Benefits of Water Aerobics
Provides Buoyancy & Support:
One of the major benefits of water aerobics is that it provides buoyancy and support for the body, making it less likely for the muscle, bone and joint to get injured. Water supports up to 80% of your weight, thereby causing less strain on the joints, back and torso, when compared to exercises performed on land.
Quick Muscular Endurance:
The high density of water, as compared to air, leads to increased resistance, thereby augmenting muscular endurance and tone. This means that water aerobics builds-up toned and endured muscle mass all around the body. Also one tends to get quicker results exercising in the water, than on land. Muscle development which translate into higher metabolism and healthier bodies.
The reduced effect of gravitational force in water leads to improved flexibility in the body. The joints can be easily moved through a wider range of motion, which makes water aerobics all the more beneficial as we age. Since there is no joint pain caused, you can perform the exercise without any kind of anxiety.
Improve Cardiovascular Conditioning:
Water aerobics exercises prove to be extremely beneficial in terms of cardiovascular conditioning. In such an exercise, the heart rate is maintained at a lower rate, your heart beat will range about 17 beats per minute less than land based workouts. The heart seems to work better when you indulge in water aerobics.
We all know that exercising is the best way to get rid of those bulging fats and ever-increasing waistlines. However, do you know that water aerobics are more effective, as compared to land exercises? The former leads to a loss of about 450 to 700 calories per hour. So if you want to shed those extra pounds, water aerobics can be extremely useful.
Health Benefits of Water-based Exercise
Water-based Exercise and Chronic Illness:
Just two and a half hours per week of aerobic physical activity, such as swimming can decrease the risk of chronic illness and disease. This can also lead to improved health for people with diabetes and heart disease. Swimmers have about half the risk of death compared with inactive people. They can also exercise longer in water than on land without increased effort or joint or muscle pain.
For people with Arthritis swimming improves use of affected joints without worsening symptoms. People with rheumatoid arthritis have more health improvements after participating in hydrotherapy than with other activities. Water-based exercises also improve the use of affected joints and decreases pain from osteoarthritis.
Exercise Water-based and Mental Health:
Water-based exercise improves mental health. Swimming can improve mood in both men and women. For people with Fibromyalgia, it can decrease anxiety and exercise therapy in warm water can decrease depression and improve mood.
Water-based Exercise and Older Adults:
Water-based exercise can benefit older adults by improving the quality of life and decreasing disability. It also improves or maintains the bone health of post-menopausal women. Exercising in the water offers many physical and mental health benefits and is a good choice for people who want to be more active.
Water-based Exercise and pregnant woman and parents:
Water-based exercise can improve the health of mothers and their unborn children and has a positive effect on the mothers’ mental health. Parents of children with developmental disabilities find that recreational activities, such as swimming, improve family connections. Water-based exercises are fun and enjoyable for everyone; you keep cool while working out, burning calories and lowering stress.
Free Swim Pool Hours:
Monday thru Friday
7:00 am – 9:00 am
10:00 am – 11:00 am
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fitness and Personal Training
Our Personal Trainer will assist and support you with a personalized fitness assessment and exercise program to help you reach all your heath and fitness goals.
Our facility is equipped with the most up-to-date equipment including free-weights, Nautilus and Cybex machines, and a variety of cardio machines including treadmills, ellipticals, and recumbent bikes.
Come in, get fit and have some fun!
Indoor heated saltwater pool
30-minutes Ab class
Our abs classes here at the Wellness Center take only 15 minutes. We are able to accommodate all levels, whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced. We have fairly simple routines, yet very rewarding!
Core exercises are a crucial part of any exercise regimen. These exercises strengthen the body, particularly the pelvis, hip, and lower back areas.
Here are some amazing benefits from doing abs that you may not be aware of:
Aside from being a good workout for your abdominal muscles, core exercises also benefit your physical health in more ways than you can imagine. They improve flexibility, strengthen abs and the entire body, reduce lower back problems, and promote breathing and increased lung capacity.
Flatten and Strengthen Your Abs
These exercises work on the deep abdominal muscles. Doing these will not only strengthen your abs, but also flatten them to make your body look better. Core training is the fastest way to flatten your abs among other types of abdominal workouts.
Stabilize the Lower Back
Core exercises also make the lower back stronger and healthier. Moreover, a stronger core will allow for normal spinal functions.
Improve Balance and Coordination
As the back and abdominal area becomes stronger, the body also experiences an improvement in balance and coordination.
While most people find it hard to believe that working out abdominal muscles can improve flexibility, core exercises can certainly do wonders for ligaments and muscles by stabilizing the lower back. When the back is stabilized, stress and tension are removed, thus allowing for greater range of motion, which in turn results in enhanced flexibility.
Monday thru Friday
9:00am – 10:00am
11:00am – 12:00 pm
Why Yoga? Just ask Julie Hudson, the Yoga Instructor at the Wellness Center in Dadeville. Yoga provides a full body workout that will lead to increased flexibility while strengthening and toning muscles, as it uses them for balance and support. Our yoga class offers members the ability to work at their own pace while improving strength and flexibility through slow measured movements, while training the mind to relax, which leads to improved concentration. Incorporating Yoga into your lifestyle will help you feel better and improve your overall health.
1 Visit - $5.00
10 Visits - $20.00
Month Unlimited - $30.00
Lake Martin Physical Therapy
Our licensed Physical Therapist, Mark Staples, RPT, of Lake Martin Physical Therapy, has over 20 years experience working in hospital, home health and out-patient clinic settings. LMPT offers personal and professional rehabilitation by a well-trained and experienced staff. Mark specializes in out-patient rehabilitation working with orthopedics, sports medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics and neurology. Our aquatic therapy pool opens up new treatment protocols that concentrate on earlier mobility and increased flexibility of injured areas. We also offer Anodyne therapy, which is a non-invasive, painless treatment used to reduce pain, increase circulation, decrease home medication intake, and improve quality of sleep. LMPT provides quality rehabilitation services to Lake Martin and the surrounding area. Our goal is to help patients reach a maximum level of performance whether it involves skiing on the lake, maintaining optimal work performance or simply throwing a ball with grandchildren.
For more information, call us at 256.825.2303
The Wellness Center represents a partnership with private physicians in the area. Our physicians include cardiologists Kevin P. Ryan, M.D. and David Holmes, M.D. Our specialty clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art, therapeutic equipment for acute and long-term physical rehabilitation, for both orthopedic and cardiovascular patients.
1 Yr Contract*
$30/mo pool or gym
$40/mo pool or gym
Includes immediate family members whom live in the same household.
1 Yr Contract*
$40/mo pool or gym
$50/mo pool or gym
$3 per class
$10 month unlimited
*A signed yearly contract requires funds held out of your checking account on the 5th of each month through Electronic Funds Transfer.