Record-breaking plunge

Aqua Wellness World hosted the two largest AquaCycling classes EVER in the US on March 13, 2016. More than 60 participants came to pedal in the pool with Maryline & raise funds for the American Heart Association.

It was a great day for Wear Red to AquaCycle!

A New Spin On Spin Class—Aqua Cycling

We were skeptical when we first heard about aqua cycling. Spin class in the pool? Really? Why? (It didn’t help that it was January and we would have to wear bathing suits.) But curiosity about the new fitness trend—which originated in Europe and has just come to the US, and to Westchester—won out, and we gave it a shot. Seated on specialized aqua bikes in the pool, we pedaled and pushed against the natural resistance of the water for two heart-pumping one-hour workouts. We took the plunge at the two Westchester spots currently offering aqua cycling. Here’s what we found:


Aqua Wellness World at The Carver Center, Port Chester
Classes are currently offered on Thursdays and Saturdays. First class is $35; single class: $40; 10-, 20-, and 30-class packs: $290, $540, $750.

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Take the plunge and try AquaCycle

Originally a rehabilitative exercise for physical therapy, Aquacycling is now a high-energy group class, done on sleek, custom-made Italian bikes that use suction cups to stay put on the pool floor.

On a Wednesday morning, exercise instructor Maryline Bouhier is leading a class of 15 people through an exhaustive pace.

Bouhier, pedaling furiously on an exercise bike while some techno-pop plays in the background, exorts her charges to breathe, pedal faster and engage their core.

But this is not your typical class. Bouhier is leading an AquaCycle Class at Port Chester’s Carver Center.

Bouhier and her husband, Laurent are the founders of Aqua Wellness World which offers a weekly schedule of AquaCycle classes. Originally a rehabilitative exercise for physical therapy, Aquacycling is now a high-energy group class, done on sleek, custom-made Italian bikes that use suction cups to stay put on the pool floor.

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What to Expect in Your Aqua Cycling Class

At Aqua Wellness World, we see new faces in our classes on a daily basis. Sometimes these new faces turn into longtime aquacycling addicts who eventually purchase their own aqua bikes! For this reason we decided to make the focus of this weeks post about the class. The beauty of each machine at Aqua Wellness World is that it can always be used as a full body workout, but today we’ll talk about the benefits of the Aqua Bike Pro.

Using a stationary bike is very advantageous, especially when it’s underwater creating greater resistance. The bike can either be used for strictly cardio with minimal resistance, or for building stronger muscle by adding heavy resistance. This increases intensity on the muscles and burns more calories. To maximize your workout, make sure you are upright on the bike in order to truly engage the muscles as you push and pull on the pedals using your weight.


In the class

Step 1: Warm up

As you are seated begin pedaling forward with your back straight. The resistance of your aqua bike should be at Level 2 (low-medium). At this time you will also be wearing your Aqua Kickboxing Gloves. Making sure arms are down and close to the body, start creating circular motions with your arms underwater. Your upper body should be steady as you begin to feel the muscles in your arms and legs warming up. Make inward circles with your arms for 30 seconds, then outward circles for 30 seconds.

Step 2: Recuperation

Continue keeping your back straight and your aqua bike at Level 2 resistance. Now begin pedaling in reverse. Your Aqua Kickboxing Gloves will stay on as you start rotating your torso from left to right. Arms are gently bent at this time as you alternate them to continue making wide circles underwater. Bring the waves over your working thighs to create a hydromassage. The hydromassage assists with diminishing cellulite and avoiding muscle soreness the following day. Immerse your forearms underwater as much as possible and circle inward for 30 seconds, and always remember to breathe.

Step 3: Mountain climb

Begin pedaling forward as you are now standing straight, halfway between the saddle bar, and adjust resistance to Level 3 or 4 (medium-high). Your chest will be lifted, with your shoulders down, while you gently hold onto the handlebar at midpoint for balance. Your toes should be pointed down into the pedal as you sink in your comfortably bent knees. The saddle should be about halfway to your back. At this point you will feel your quadriceps working hard, while you continue controlling your breaths for 45 seconds.

Step 4: Sprint

At this point you will be seated once again, pedaling forward, as you are in your “racing position.” The aqua bike’s resistance will be set at Level 3 once again. Relax your shoulders, close your eyes, and push your heels down. Begin to pedal faster keeping the pace with the upbeat tempo of the music. This quick sprint will last for 1 minute and 35 seconds.


The key to getting the most out of your aqua cycling workout is to control your breathing as you engage your muscles throughout the body. What’s better than a full body workout that’s FUN? 

Spice Up Your Pool With Aquacycling

At Aqua Wellness World, we sell the most cutting edge equipment and technology for every type of underwater fitness activity. Whether it’s heart-pumping exercise or gentle, functional rehab: If you have a pool, we have you covered.


The innovative machines we place in pools are the New Aqua Trekker Pro (underwater treadmill), the Aqua Jumper (underwater trampoline), the Aqua Bike Pro (stationary bike with unique variable resistance system) and various aqua arm bikes for physical therapy and rehabilitation. Whether it’s a residential building, rehabilitation center, gym, or hotel with a pool, well-designed aqua equipment will transform an ordinary pool into a fresh, invigorating, new experience for all users to enjoy.
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Happy Joints, Happy Life


Think about those cycling classes you take — or maybe don’t take — on a daily basis. Pumping through that hardcore hour, burning hundreds of calories, and even adding some weights to simultaneously work the arms. Now add some H 2 O into the equation.

Why would do this? Many reasons, but today we’ll focus on one: the reduced impact on our precious joints.

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Aqua Cycling has been a go-to workout in Europe for several years, but it’s only recently made a splash in the States, where it’s also called Aqua Spinning. Who dreamed up the idea of putting a stationary bike in a pool? Read more