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Fitness Classes Return to the Astoria Aquatic Center
Mon, Apr 26, 2021
ASTORIA AQUATIC CENTER BRINGS BACK FITNESS CLASSES
Starting Wednesday, May 19th, fitness classes will be returning to the Astoria Aquatic Center. Classes will be offered Monday- Saturdays, with class times starting between 7:30am and 12:00pm and will be limited to a maximum of 8 people per class. The Aquatic Center will continue to utilize a reservation system with drop-in rates charged for each use. Participants will be required to wear masks, keep six feet apart at all times, and follow all COVID 19 screening protocols.
“We’re fortunate that our Recreation Coordinator Peter von Payens has such an extensive background in fitness instruction, we look forward to Peter sharing his love of fitness with the community.” Said Aquatics Supervisor Terra Patterson. “Peter is an experienced teacher of Yoga, Pilates, weight training, cardio kickboxing, and many other exercise activities that we can offer in our facility and he’s been learning more about cycling techniques so we can provide Cycling classes as well!”
The facility will continue to operate with a limited schedule Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:00am- 10:00am, 11:00am-1:00pm and 4:00pm-7:00pm and Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm for now. Fitness class attendees will be able to shower and change in the locker rooms before and after classes.
Aquatics staff are hopeful that fitness classes will increase regular attendance at the facility,
there has been heavy use of the Lap and Recreation Pools, but the gym and cardio spaces are seeing lower activity levels. Parks Director Jonah Dart-Mclean: “We had an excellent fitness program when classes were held at the Astoria Recreation Center, I’m excited to see those same patrons come to the Aquatic Center and satisfy their exercise needs in our upgraded space”.
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