What is Aqua Shallow?

This class takes place in the small pool and is slower paced than the main pool Aquacise with no jumping exercises but still provides a full body workout. After the warmup, the upper body section is performed either on the knees or sat on the steps so a chest height depth is achieved. There is then a section at the wall that works the lower body, plus some core work and stretching.

Aquacise uses the resistance of the water to push and pull against to offer a full body cardio workout. It combines a mixture of body weight and water dumbbell exercises. As well as improving heart health, it also strengthens the muscles. The water offers good support which means it is much kinder on the joints than land-based classes as the impact is reduced.

Key Benefits
Cardiovascular Fitness
Aquacise gets your heart pumping, enhancing cardiovascular health. The water’s resistance challenges your muscles, elevating your heart rate and promoting endurance.

Muscle Strengthening
By engaging various muscle groups, Aquacise helps you build strength and tone. The water’s buoyancy provides gentle yet effective resistance, making it suitable for all fitness levels.

Unlike land-based classes, where impact can strain joints, Aquacise offers a low-impact alternative. The water’s supportive environment reduces stress on joints, making it ideal for individuals with joint issues or those recovering from injuries.

Fitness Category


Fitness Level

Suitable for all fitness levels


1Leisure The Heights – Small Pool
Monday 10.00am to 10.45am with Tina
Wednesday 10.00am to 10.45am with Tina
Friday 10.00am to 10.45am with Tina

1Leisure Medina – Small Pool
Thursday 8.00am to 8.45am with Narisa

45 mins


Gold One Card Included
Adult £8.00
Junior (11-17) £4.40

How to book

Classes need to be booked in advance of the class and can be booked up to 8 days in advance. There are three ways to secure your booking:

Use the iSCUBA booking app
Visit our website’s “Make a Booking” page: https://bookings.1leisure.co.uk/
Or phone our friendly Heights reception team on 01983 823 881

Attending a Class? Here’s what you need to know

Please check-in at reception and let us know which class you’re attending.

Allow 5 or 10 minutes before the class is scheduled to start for check-in.

Please be ready and changed into your swim wear 5 or 10 minutes before the start time.

If this is your first class, please make yourself known to the class instructor and they will help explain anything you are not sure about or can answer any questions.

Can’t make your class – Cancel it!

We understand that life can sometimes throw unexpected hurdles your way, whether it’s work commitments, childcare issues, or unforeseen circumstances. Our fitness classes are limited so if you’ve reserved a space but are unable to attend, we kindly ask that you cancel it. This allows us to offer your spot to another member.

How to cancel your class booking
Use the iSCUBA booking app or the website’s “Make a Booking” page after logging in to cancel your booking yourself.
Alternatively, you can simply call our reception and let us know that you can’t make it.
Heights: 01983 823 881
Medina: 01983 823 882