Aquacise chooses Aqua Sphere as its new retail partner & launches
exciting new Instructors Kit
Aquacise, the fast growing aquatic aerobic workout programme
which is filling swimming pools across the UK, has chosen Aqua Sphere,
the swimming equipment guru, as its official retail partner. The
exciting new partnership provides the platform to give the highest
quality branded teaching kit to all newly qualified Aquacise instructors
and to offer them the opportunity to provide an essential product pack
to end users to help them get even more out of their exercise session.
As the health benefits of aquatic exercise become more widely recognised,
the Aquacise Instructors Training Programme has been developed by the
STA (Swimming Teachers’ Association) to train instructors to
take safe and effective aqua sessions which can offer significant fitness
benefits for all ages and abilities. Aquacise uses the resistance
of water and also uses Aquatic resistance equipment to provide an enjoyable,
low impact exercise class and the programme is also a superb way for
leisure centres and health and fitness clubs to maximise pool business
whilst offering fitness trainers a pool-based class to complement their
work in the aerobic studio or gym.
The partnership with Aqua Sphere allows the STA to create two joint-branded
swim kit packages, both including the highest quality aquatic equipment
currently available. The Aquacise Instructor Kit,
worth £49.99 but given free of charge to all qualified instructors,
is a comprehensive pack which meets all aquatic training needs. The
kit comprises all the essentials an Aquacise Instructor will need,
including a high quality wet/dry bag, woggle, hand towel, webbed gloves,
branded t-shirt, set of dumb-bells, water bottle plus the Aquacise
manual and leaflets. As an additional benefit, a free pair Aqua
Sphere’s highly acclaimed Kaiman goggles will also be included
in the Kit.
Excitingly, a competitively-priced End-User Pack includes
must-have aquatic exercise essentials such as swim gloves, towel, water
bottle and woggle – plus money-off vouchers for Aqua Sphere products
- all together in one handy grab bag, providing an excellent new source
of potential revenue for instructors. The innovation
and construction quality of Aqua Sphere’s product range is proven
and the superb new End-User pack delivers great value for money and
is sure to become popular amongst Aquacise participants.
Natalie Sidwell, STA’s Aquacise Development Manager comments, “Aquacise
has gone from strength to strength over the past three years, with
new innovative class formats and design which cater for every single
ability, irrespective of being a beginner or a top Athlete. The use
of added resistance equipment has increased over the years to provide
variation, increase aspects of core stabilisation, muscle strength
and endurance as well as allowing the client to get the most from working
out in the water.
For many years the STA has trialled many pieces of equipment, and
we became interested in Aquasphere’s products because of their
quality and range last year at LIW. The launch of these Aquacise kits
will overcome the problem of insufficient equipment being available
to instructors at leisure facilities, and will hopefully encourage
clients to take responsibility and care for their own equipment. I
am really looking forward to the launch of our new partnership at LIW,
and recognising Aquasphere, as Aquacise’s official retail partner
at forthcoming courses,” continued Natalie.
Aqua Sphere’s Sales & Marketing Manager, Martin Newton,
says: “We are extremely confident of the quality and integrity
of the Aquacise kits that we have created with the STA. They
are designed to enhance the aquatic fitness experience so that end
users can get the most out of their session. We look
forward to continued joint development with Aquacise and the STA and
are pleased to fully endorse the STA’s reputation as an opinion
leader and authority in water safety and water activities.
The new Aquacise and Aqua Sphere partnership plus samples
of the new packs will be unveiled at Leisure Industry Week on Stand
1055 at the NEC, 25 – 27 September.
For further information about becoming an Aquacise instructor or for
any current instructors who would like more information on the end-user
packs, please call the STA on 01922 645097 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information about Aqua Sphere please call 01254 278873
or visit www.aquasphereswim.com.
The Swimming Teachers' Association (STA) is a registered charity founded
in 1932; with the charitable objective of...
"the preservation of human life by the teaching of swimming,
lifesaving and survival techniques."
STA receives no Government funding or support, yet has experienced
incredible growth and success over the last few years; and unlike other
professional bodies who are seeing declining memberships, STA is achieving
significant growth in demand for membership (over 5,000 members to
date) and courses, and awards near 1,000,000 STA badges and certificates
every year for swimming through its Learn to Swim schemes. This
is all in addition to being the only awarding body that has QCA approval
for its National Rescue Standard (NaRS) Lifeguarding / Lifesaving and
First Aid Awards, Swimming Teaching Certificates and Pool Plant programmes. As
a major organisation concerned with swimming and water safety, STA
is also at the forefront of raising standards. Not only is STA, the
ONLY organisation that includes water safety in every element of its
swimming teaching, STA is also the ONLY organisation that insists its
swimming teachers can perform a rescue.
With a heritage spanning 75 years, STA has firmly positioned itself
as a leading, industry-respected provider of specialist ‘fit
for purpose’ qualifications to the sports and leisure industry. STA
is a solutions driven organisation, dedicated to working with its customers
and partners here in the UK and internationally, to build Safer, Healthier & Better
A relative newcomer to the swimming market, Aqua Sphere was established
in the mid-90’s to improve the world of eye protection for swimmers.
With passion and experience, Aqua Sphere created the Seal, the first
ever swimming mask to feature 180° wide angled vision, and the
Kaiman, the first panoramic swimming goggle. In 2006 the Eagle goggle
became the first swimming product ever to win ‘Best Designed
Sport Kit’ at the UK’s Sport Industry Awards 2006. All
Aqua Sphere eyewear products are made exclusively at the company’s
facility in Genoa, Italy in a plant where, for more than 40 years,
some of the most sophisticated and advanced underwater diving masks
in the world have been developed. The company’s design philosophy
is to bring new solutions allowing the dedicated or casual swimmer
to feel comfortable and completely at home in the water.
In 2007 Aqua Sphere introduced high performance chlorine resistant
swimwear to its portfolio of eye protection, buoys, kick boards, caps,
bags, swimwear and tri wetsuits, creating swimming’s hottest
Company Origins: Aqua Sphere’s origins were conceived by Technisub,
a worldwide leader in underwater diving masks. Founded in 1962, Technisub
has a unique experience and know-how with specialized elastomer and
polymer materials technology and underwater optical science. Aqua
Sphere and Technisub are part of Aqua Lung International, a recognized
global leader in aquatic equipment for over 60 years.
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