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Aqua Fit Programme   - 2022 Programme statement dated 7 January 2022

Napier Aquatic Centre will be a CVC facility from Saturday 15 January 2022.


We require a COVID Vaccine Passport for people 12 years and older to be scanned upon entry to use the facility. 

The Napier City Council have considered the implications on our business of the COVID-19 Protection Framework, and it has been decided that we adopt the CVC requirement at the Napier Aquatic Centre. This decision was made to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our customers, employees and contractors, and considered factors such as the national guidance, the risk profile of COVID- 19 in Hawkes Bay, the unique operational situation, the nature of the building layout, the proximity of delivering services. 

What does this mean for our Aqua Fit Programme? 

Unfortunately this means big changes to our Aqua Fit Programme. We will not be able to run our full Aqua Fit timetable due to some of our current Aqua Fit instructors unable to come in to the complex after this date. We will be working to outsource and replace instructors as soon as we can however this will take time as we have 9 classes that require a new permanent instructor. 


If you would like to contact me in regards to the statement, please do so via email -

Renee Baarspul :

Programmes and Events Coordinator


What can we offer now?

We don't have many options right now to continue to run our normal Aqua Fit Programme however when we have an available instructor to take on any classes, we will advertise this on this page, on our Facebook page and through our text alert system. To get on the text alert system you will need to email with your mobile number, full name and the class times you wish to know about eg: Early morning session / 9am shallow or deep classes / evening shallow classes / all evening sessions etc. The more detail you give will allow us to slot you in to the correct text alert group. WE are happy to be able to offer the following:

One off Holiday Classes:

We are offering is TWO 9am Aqua Boost classes during the remaining 2 weeks of the school Holidays with Hannah. Those classes are:

Wednesday 19 January at 9am - 9:45am Deep - Aqua Boost 

Wednesday 26 January at 9am - 9:45am Deep - Aqua Boost 


Classes that we CAN re start on the following dates are:


From Monday 24 January we will be offering Monday 7pm Aqua Force in the Shallow with Sarah

From Tuesday 25 January we will be offering Tuesday 6pm Aqua Blast in the Deep with Sarah

From Tuesday 1 February we will be offering Tuesday 6:45am Aqua Burn in the Deep with Hannah

From Thursday 3 February we will be offering Thursday 6:45am Aqua Burn in the Deep with Tracy


Guidelines to follow when using our facility during the Orange traffic light status

Customers will be required to wear a mask when you enter the facility, but these can be removed once you are past reception. All customer 12 years and over will be required to have their vaccine passports scanned. A Vaccination card is not valid and a passport can not be shown only, it must be scanned. If you have membership card you can have the vaccine passport added to your card so that it will be notified as sighted through your membership card.  


What is Aqua Fitness?   

Aqua Fitness is a workout in water designed to increase cardiovascular conditioning, improve muscle tone and aid in weight loss.  With minimal impact on joints, this form of exercise is  perfect for all ages and swimming  abilities.  The support the water gives and the resistance it provides makes Aqua Fitness ideal for sport and injury recovery, expectant mothers and anybody who may be starting back into some physical activity.

You control the intensity of your workout and we provide the motivation!

All classes are drop in/casual so no need to book. Session fees are $5.50 per class.

Why Workout in Water?

  • Water adds 12-14 percent more resistance than land, so every move Water Safetyyou make in water  improves strength and increases metabolism (the rate you burn calories, even during  resting).
  • Water provides multi directional resistance which means your muscle pairs work in balance during the same movement.
  • Water cushions your body and allows you to perform movements that would be difficult on land.
  • Water regulates your temperature and enables your heart rate to stay low while you work at intensity.

Aqua Burn (Deep) Intensity rating 5/5

Start your day off with this high intensity class that will certainly get the heart pumping and your muscles toned! You can use a buoyancy belt or otherwise choose not to for that extra burn!

Aqua Boost (Deep) intensity rating 3.5/5)

A no to low impact workout designed to cater for all fitness levels and abilities with the emphasis on fun! Suitable for injury prevention and recovery.  Incorporates  the use of all equipment.

Aqua Blast (Deep) intensity rating 4/5

Blast into your evening with this high intensity class using a buoyancy belt and other aquatic resistance equipment, guaranteed to have you firing on all cylinders.

Aqua force (Shallow) intensity rating 4.5/5

Finish your day with this dynamic full body class that targets the cardiovascular system and all muscle groups with a combination of aerobic and toning exercises.

Aqua move (Shallow) intensity rating 3/5

A more gentle approach to working out, designed to cater for different fitness levels and abilities. This is a shallow class, so vigorous movement in the water is where you will see the benefits!


Private Aqua and Boot camp sessions

We also hold private one off sessions for sports groups, health groups and schools. We can take you through one of our standard Aqua Fitness sessions or adapt one to suit your group. We also run fitness groups and can take you through any of the following sessions: Aqua Boot camp, Land based circuit training, Core conditioning, Gymstick Aqua and Land and Fit nastics.

If you are interested in any private sessions, please email Renee at


Current Aqua Fitness Timetable 2022

Current operating classes are in bold. The classes in italics do not have instructors and are therefore not operating until further notice. 






  6.45 - 7.30am Aqua Burn (Deep) - With Hannah    6.45 - 7.30am Aqua Burn (Deep) - With Tracy
9.00 - 9.45am Aqua Boost (Deep) - not operating  9.00 - 9.45am Aqua Move (Shallow) - not operating  9.00 - 9.45am Aqua Boost (Deep) - not operating  9.00 - 9.45am Aqua Move (Shallow) - not operating 9.00 - 9.45am Aqua Boost (Deep) - not operating
   6.00 - 6.45pm Aqua Blast (Deep) - With Sarah    6.00 - 6.45pm Aqua Blast (Deep) - not operating  
7.00 - 7.45pm Aqua Force (Shallow) - With Sarah   7.00 - 7.45pm Aqua Force (Shallow) - not operating

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