Aqua Bladez Workshops Down Under
Workshops Down Under 2018 Aqua Bladez
There we were in Australia Sunshine State’s capital of Brisbane, where this year’s workshops went on the move, including Logan Aquatics and Dunlop Park Pools, the Brisbane Lions Club as well as trips to the beach areas of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts for a little fun and fitness.
Within our meetings we discussed PHIT Act, AusPlay (Australian Sports Commission) and Get Active QLD: “Do it for Real” initiative. Additionally, we discussed the perception of Aquatic exercise…or more so the lack of awareness that the general population has of modern aquatic exercise equipment and its almost limitless potential. We met with an old friend, Jan Wanklyn from Active Release Techniques (ART), to discuss aquatics, ART, and specialty & professional sports therapy. Ryan from Blue Chip Talent & Podcasts gave us some current social media insights.
Our hands-on and breakout sessions were great learning and exchange of knowledge, techniques and ideas and covered topics as broad as different grips for different modalities, progressions, sports specific and functional fitness relevance to our daily lives. Including and combining deep-water & shallow pools and travelling and stationary exercises. Terrific days were enjoyed by all, particularly as spontaneous sessions evolved with the general public getting involved.