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TAC Fitness

TAC Fitness Programs

FALL MEANS NEW FITNESS CLASSES

Starting in September we are making several dramatic changes to our daytime fitness schedule.  We will now be offering Aqua Fit water classes on Mondays, two classes on Tuesdays and a class on Wednesday.  Janet’s EnerChi class on Tuesdays will alternate weekly between a dryland and in-water class.  Last, we will be offering a Aqua Pilates/Yoga Fusion class in water in Thursdays. 

We are also exploring the addition of weekday evening Adult Fitness classes and should be posting information on these very soon.

You must be registered in a fitness class to participate.  Silver Sneakers, Renew Active, and 10-Session Fitness Pass holders will receive the link to the Signup Genius each week to pre-register for classes.  Day Fitness Pass holders and those who did not pre-register may signup the day of the class at the front desk, space permitting.  You will receive a registration card for the class and must turn that into the instructor.  

Triangle Aquatic Center is proud to offer several types of fitness classes both in and out of the water. All fitness classes are taught by experienced, certified  instructors and guarantee you the best low impact, high intensity workout you’re looking for!

Class Descriptions:

Aqua Fit / SS Aqua Fit:

This 45-minute class is a high-intensity, low-impact water based workout that is perfect for everyone!  TAC has water weights, noodles, water belts, balls, and other equipment that allows participants to choose their own intensity and resistance for their workout.  Please bring a proper bathing suit, towel and non-glass water bottle to each class.  Classes are held in the Program Pool.

Deep & Shallow Water Aqua Fit:

This 45-minute class is a high-intensity deep water workout that is a total body workout!  Water belts are used and provided.  Water weights are used for approximately half of the class.  This class is held in the deep end of the Program Pool, with our cool-down performed in the shallow end of the pool in order to enhance the final stretch.

Senior Balance/SS Stability:

If you want to improve your balance and strength, SilverSneakers Stability is the class for you! Movements focus on strengthening the ankle, knee and hip joints, while improving reaction time. This standing class is designed to improve balance and uses chair support to advance cognition and fall prevention skills.

Fit Seniors / SS Boom:

Receive a total body workout in this 45-minute class which begins with a cardio warmup, followed by strength training using hand weights and resistance tubes.  Core work (abdominals and back) is performed in a chair.  No mat work is done.  Each class ends with a thorough stretch of all the muscles worked in class. Class conforms to SilverSneakers BOOM objectives. Please wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes.

Senior Yoga/SS Yoga:

With SilverSneakers Yoga, participants complete seated and standing yoga poses. This class is suitable for beginners to advanced yogis, and it provides breathing exercises and relaxation without the strain on your joints.  This class is designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of motion.

Aqua Yoga / Pilates Fusion:

Based on the fundamentals of SilverSneakers workout program, Aqua Yoga provides participants opportunities for stretching and breathing in warm water which makes them feel more comfortable and relaxing. Poses are easily modified in order to accommodate the person who has physical limitations or low fitness level. This is a perfect activity for those suffering from arthritis, fibromyalgia or who are looking to return to fitness activity.

What are the benefits?

Cardio Drumming:

This is an evidence-based fitness, health, and wellness program, that provides a “whole brain and whole body” workout! Cardio drumming upholds the principles of SilverSneakers by modifying the workouts to the participants needs. The program promotes physical, social, emotional, and cognitive health at all life stages and is sure to be lots of fun for the participants. (Start date- Thursday, December 2nd at 10am)

What are the benefits?

CardioFit / SS Classic & Circuit:

Get ready for 45 minutes of fun and fitness in this land-based class! Using an exercise tube, a fitness ball, and hand-held weights, we focus on muscle conditioning, cardiovascular movement, balance training for fall-prevention, and cognitive functionality. Whatever your fitness goals, this class is for you! You can use your chair for executing all the movements sitting down, you can use it for balance, or you can place your equipment on it and perform the entire class standing. Your workout, your way! Class conforms to SilverSneakers Classic and SilverSneakers Circuit for a safe, challenging, amazingly fun workout!

 

Meet The TAC Fitness Instructors:

Carol Maguire

Amy Rockwell

Janet Wise-Thomas

Michele Baker

Laura Prudhomme

Carol Maguire
Hey TAC! My name is Carol and I’ve been an AFAA group certified fitness instructor for 8 years, with specialty certifications in Pilates, Yoga-lates (a Pilates-Yoga fusion certification), Aqua Fitness, Specialized Mat Work, Senior Fitness, and Body Shred Bootcamp. I am also a Silver Sneakers instructor. I relocated here from the Washington, DC area 2 1/2 years ago and am passionate about fitness and love being an instructor! I have been an instructor at TAC for almost two years. I like teaching both land and aqua classes and love that I have the opportunity to teach a wide variety of class types and work with the senior population as well.
Amy Rockwell
As an outdoor, adventure activity coordinator/fitness instructor and personal trainer, Amy has spent most of her career working in traditional fitness. She was a fitness instructor at SAS for over 20 years! Amy attended a variety of fitness classes for many years, but it wasn’t until she discovered Yoga that she found her true fitness/wellness calling and became more serious about her personal practice and decided to become certified. Amy wants everyone to leave her class feeling invigorated and balanced, with a healthy mind and body.
Janet Wise-Thomas

Hey TAC! I’m Janet and I have been teaching fitness for over six years. I am certified for Aquatic Fitness through Interactive Fitness of America( (IFTA) and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) to conduct group fitness, and as a Zumba instructor. I have been with TAC since October 2017 after I relocated to Cary, NC from New York City. I offer variety in my classes, and believe it’s important to change exercise programs to work different muscle groups. My motto is… “you need to change your workout to change your body”. I have a special calling for those who need to move to their next level of rehabilitation for knee and other joint disorders.

Michele Baker

My name is Michele, and I am pleased to be welcomed to the TAC Family!!

My journey started, through a life transition, where I found calmness and strength through physical activity.  I began my concentration with yoga. I developed a strong appreciation for mindfulness, and the art of linking breath to movement.  Through my exploration of different types of exercise, I found a love for a variety of practices

I enjoy sharing with clients ways to benefit from movement, how it improves health on every level: physical, mental, and emotional.

I spend my free time with my 3 children and friends exploring parks, hiking, taking trips to the pool or lake.  We enjoy outdoor activities, anything that involves animals or nature!  I have a love for trying all types of cuisine, as I was a former chef. 

I am so happy and excited to start this chapter with you all! 

I look forward to seeing everyone in the pool or in the gym!

Laura Prudhomme

Laura has worked at TAC off and on as a Water Fitness instructor since 2012 under old and new management. She started teaching and coaching swimming with TAC in 2019. Laura swam competitively in Louisiana for seven years and has been teaching swim lessons since 1985. Coach Laura started a career coaching swimming in 2014 with a heavy focus on technique.

Languages: English

Hobbies: Paddle boarding

Student age preference: all ages, but especially 12 and under