Barbara had accomplished so many levels of Certification.
Barbara was always striving for excellence with her education.
Then, we found out - her real story.
Discover WaterART true potential. Thank you Barbara for your story!
Aquatic therapy helps Iredell man walk again | Statesville Record & Landmark
Dorie Shore, WaterART Master Trainer, has worked to help a man rehabilitate to walk from a serious accident.
Annapolis County council has unanimously approved a proposal that will allow the WaterART program to continue at the wellness facility in Cornwallis Park, it said in a media release March 24, 2010. Council was asked to consider renting the pool to accommodate this program in an effort to maintain the WaterART classes. This decision comes just one week after councilors unanimously approved a motion authorizing county staff to negotiate a contract with the Cornwallis Stingrays Swim Club, which would allow them access to the wellness centre for practice purposes
"These programs assist people with chronic disabilities and assists with pain management for individuals that live with chronic pain," said Annapolis County Warden Peter Newton. "We (council) recognize this fact and want to work closely with community organizations to ensure our residents are still able to participate in these programs and take advantage of the health benefits associated with each one of them."
more details on WaterART program gets council go-ahead
Friday, March 05, 2010 5:06 PM
Subject: The Weekend of February 27 and 28
Hello Drucilla (note Drusilla) and Ruth,
Wow! It was an exciting, educational and get in shape weekend! I learned/reviewed many water exercises, I purchased some useful items, and I benefited from the land work out and pool drills which got me ready for my Tennis match on Monday. Drucilla nice meeting you.
My thanks to the Drucilla/Ruth WaterArt Team. Stay in touch.
Lucia M. Hoffenberg
Date: March 9, 2010 6:48:48 PM EST
To: Ruth Fraley ( Master Trainer in Naples Florida)
Subject: Thank you!
Hi Ruth -
I have received your comments on my completed exam. Thank you for such comprehensive and specific feedback. I especially appreciate the section on the first skill - being able to recover from falling. I blew right by that one - thought I knew the answer. The part about designing my program, each exercise with progression and modification - so important. ...also the one about backward walking - proprioception and balance....heck, it was all helpful.
Now that I'm pretty comfortable with the class, I'm teaching I'm thinking more clearly and planning better.
Speaking of the class, we're all having a good time! This opportunity to substitute has been wonderful and it's a good fit for me. I spoke with Robert today, and he's beginning to want to get back to the water, hopefully he'll be back in the saddle by the summertime.
I just had a proposal accepted to teach a water class through the new Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzerne this summer. I'll keep you posted on how it goes - should be interesting doing a class in the lake! Got any tips to share about that type of setting?
Again, thank you. I look forward to doing more training and developing my skills as an instructor.
Nancy (newly Certified Instructor) in Saratoga, FL
From: Michele Purdy
Sent: March 6, 2010 8:04 AM
Subject: Enquiry from WaterArt Fitness International Inc
Dear Julie and Staff,
Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful, as always, amazing customer service this past week. I ordered some Speedo shoes and a bathing suit and received them both yesterday morning. I absolutely love them both!
The Speedo bathing suit fits wonderfully and is so comfortable. (What???? A bathing suit that is comfortable, how can this be?) I chuckled, recalling all the years of buying bathing suits and trying to find THE perfect suit. You know the one......it must make certain areas look smaller, others bigger, cinch in the waist and make my legs elegantly long. I actually bought one of these from Land's End. It looks OK, but the getting into it and then getting out (especially when wet)....all I can say is that giving birth was easier!
When I put the Speedo on, all I felt was comfort and the other criteria didn't even enter my mind (but I think I look pretty good in it as well). So once again thanks to all of you (and Tammy, the magenta colour is lovely!) Regards, Michele Purdy
Feb 10, 2010
I purchased the WaterArt Video: Shallow And Deep, Teaching A Combo Class at a recent workshop that I attended, and so impressed with this video. It is exactly what I was looking for, to give me the confidence to teach my participants in both depths of water, and the ability to adjust and mix moves that will keep them motivated.
Thank you so much for producing excellent instructional videos to keep instructors up-to-date and well educated.
Aquafit Instructor,Scarborough, Ontario
To: WaterART Subject: Re: from Julie at WaterART
Thank you for getting back to me. The receipt is fine. I am looking forward to receiving and trying out the buoyancy belt - I have new WaterART class starting April 5...deep water and high intensity cardio.
During the last three weeks partcipation in my WaterART Arthritis class has increased to 28 people....a little too big really...so we may be splitting it up into two classes. This would mean a total of 12 WaterART classes per week !!! WOW. It's growing by leaps and bounds and everybody loves it. Long-time participants have seen huge improvements in their ROM, strength, endurance etc. Word of mouth is doing wonders !
I am also doing a fair amount of Rehab therapy and seeing some remarkable results with clients. Fantastic...which is why I continue to advertise the benefits of WaterART.
You will not be able to reach Monica at the Lifeplex as she is no longer on staff nor is she working anywhere else at this time (to the best of my knowledge).
I am desperately trying to find 4-5 aquatic exercise steppers. Since you informated me that Speedo no longer makes these steppers I've surfed and surfed and surfed the net -without success, trying to find them. If you know of anybody who might have some I would be delighted to make contact - even used steppers would be great as long as they are in good condition. I tried to put a message on the WaterART bulletin board but I=2 0keep getting rejected. I'll keep trying.
Thank you kindly Julie.
Best regards, Valerie
Sent: February 2, 2009 3:17 PM
Subject: Personal training cert
Thank you for another great weekend! It was intese and you have once again helped me on my pathway to become a better Water Fitness Proffesional. I emailed Pam Bennett to thank her and her staff today and mentioned how great you were! I just got in from teaching 4 classes today and my new shirt was a big hit!
I forgot to tell you yesterday when we were in the water; I noticed that the zipper on the back of your full body "muscle" suit needed some work. There are threads coming off down the zipper and the tail of the zipper isn't sewn in. I am a costumer so I notice these things. I will finish putting together my program cards and send in my exam this week.
Thanks again Julie it was an awesome weekend.
Anne Marie Waterhouse
Sent: December 3, 2008 9:24 AM
I was in a rush to leave on Sunday so I did not have time to thank Julie for an excellent workshop. I learned some new moves and had a chance to practice them and Yes! I had FUN! Handouts were good. I like the photo demos on the back of the noodle workout.
As leaders in the Aquafit industry we should be modelling water consumption. Only 3 water bottles for a group of 15. Shame!! We are reminded to bring our water bottles to class.
I am pleased with my purchase of the closed cell noodles and will be sharing them with my participants in the hope that they can pressure my pool into purchasing some.
Again many thanks to Julie for a wonderful day.
Sent: November 30, 2008 3:27 PM
To: Julie Twynham
Subject: Thank you
Just want to thank you for coming down and doing a fabulous job. I believe that it was well received and that everybody was able to take something from it and use it at their facility.
I hope you enjoyed our facility and found it accommodating. Also hope that you had a safe trip back to Toronto.
We will have to definitely do this again in the future.
Windsor Family Fitness
From: Kim Enskat [mailto:Kim.Enskat@YMCAstpaul.org]
Sent: July 22, 2009 7:51 PM
Subject: Thanks from Minnesota
Had a "TOTALLY AWESOME" time training with you over the weekend. Thanks for all of your help.
Kim C. Enskat
Aquatic Lead Staff
Midway Family YMCA
1761 University Ave.
St.Paul, MN 55104
Sent: March 19, 2009 5:33 PMSubject: RE: WaterART Fitness - February is Love Your Feet Sale!
Feb. 14, 2009
I love getting these news updates with scroll-down course options, how-to-Re-Cert. advice!
Also, fact that you get CEC with your Video and Quizzes is absolutelly great, supportive of your instructors you have trainer (and realistic for today's modern professional)!
I am thinking about the Rehab. Cert. course in Hamilton...Will see!
Taking the WateArt Cert. has been such a good use of my time and money: there is work, even in smaller Can. communities. If you are unique and enthusiastic, plus-research-based in your instructions, your clients 'flock' to your classes!
Goodness, I feel honoured by the response I have been getting to most of my classes, and I have done this rather a short time. I guess the Nursing/Health background helps a lot! Also, from a personal fitness perspective, having come to "love the water, without fear" is just great, period; a true gift for me!
Take Care! Hope to see you at some seminar soon.
Claudia M. Eyre RN, BScN
WaterArt Certified Instructor
Personal Training Specialist Can-Fit-ProMarch 24, 2010 -- WaterART Program Gets Council Go -AheadSent: May 24, 2010 6:55 PM
To: Julie Twynham
Subject: workshop praise!
RE: Julie Scratch workshop in Olympium, WA
From Nancy O'Neil
Let me begin with "thank you" for an outstanding training this past weekend. One of my favorite trainings ever! You have inspired me to become re-certified to teach water classes. As I mentioned, I stopped teaching several years ago when my life became so full and I needed to focus on my family and work. However;as life is constantly changing, once again I have the time to do something a truly enjoy. I'm taking the plunge and I'm hooked on WaterArt Exercise with Purpose. I can't wait to take that message into my classes.
Again, thank you and I look forward to our next meeting.