Aqua Fitness

At the Richmond Aquatic Centre we offer a variety of water-based group fitness classes to suit all levels and abilities.

Casual class rates, concessions and memberships available

Hydro Boost

Hydro Boost is based in our warm water hydrotherapy pool, classes are 30minutes long and focus on increasing flexibility, promoting relaxation, and improving overall muscle strength. Participants engage in a variety of water-based exercises and gentle movements that leverage the buoyancy and resistance of water, creating a low-impact yet highly effective workout. Hydro Boost classes cater to individuals of all fitness levels, providing a supportive environment to enhance cardiovascular fitness, joint mobility, and stress reduction through the therapeutic benefits of warm water hydrotherapy.

Aqua Relief

Term time only, no classes during the school holidays

A very gentle 45minute class for those with arthritis, joint and/or mobility issues. This class is taken in our warm water Hydrotherapy Pool and consists of slow and light exercises that will assist in gaining strength and joint mobility.

Lane Pool Classes

Aqua Mellow

A 45-minute low impact class mainly in the shallow, focusing on increasing cardiovascular fitness, strength and flexibility. Ideal for those new to aqua fitness, senior citizens and pre & postnatal women, this class is held in our 25m lane pool.

Aqua Fit

This 45 minute, interval training based class is excellent as a cross-training alternative to land-based classes. Low impact exercises in the deep water of our 25m lane pool to increase fitness, strength and flexibility.

What are the benefits of Aqua Fitness?

  • Tones and shapes your muscles
  • Burns fat
  • Develops bones and muscle strength
  • Improves cardiovascular and muscle fitness
  • Promotes circulation and relaxation

What makes Aqua Fitness different?

  • Low or no impact - get the same workout without putting stress on your joints
  • Full body conditioning with the cushioning effect of the water
  • Resistance of the water enhances toning and shaping of your muscles
  • Water reduces excess body heat to create a cool, comfortable work-out environment
  • Quick post class recovery 


Roni Greenslade 


"Water and fun, what a combination! I love coming to Aquafit classes on Wednesday and Friday at 9.00am. Our instructors are qualified, decent, caring folk who have innovative, well thought out programs that cater for 50+ people. They create exercises that workout all parts of the body. Exercising in shallow water gives us buoyancy that we don’t have on land.  Most people enjoy the feeling of weightlessness. It makes us exceed our own exercise expectations. Give it a try!"


"We all want to feel fit, healthy and energised. Also it really is nice to exercise in water with a great group of people. We stay buoyant in deep water by wearing a belt that assists us to feel safe, weightless and flexible. We are very lucky to have instructors who have years of experience between them. Their positive attitudes and great programs ensure every workout counts. Each instructor has their own special personality. They cater to our need for a super workout, with fun and relaxation added to the mix. Aquafit classes are on Monday at 8.30am and Tuesday and Thursday at 9.00 am. Come and meet new people and friends. Enjoy a lovely coffee in the café after your class."

Gillian Morgan 

"I began attending aqua over 10 years ago and have found it a very pleasant way to stay fit and mobile.  The Richmond centre is the second aquatic centre I have joined, the other in the North Island. 

The enjoyment of exercise in water with other like-minded people is fun and friendly.  During lockdown, my body really missed the opportunity of being in the pool and my mind missed connecting with the other members.

Aqua trainers, administration and cafe staff at the centre are friendly and welcoming which helps set the tone for the rest of us. The pools are very clean and the changing rooms provide all that is necessary."

With so many options, what's your excuse? 

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