|Underwater Equipment Hits Its Stride
Until recently, aquatic exercise was seen as the kinder, gentler
option; one reserved for the elderly, the pregnant and
people with disabilities, not for the fit. Workout maxims such as go-to-failure or feel-the-burn didn't echo loudly--if at all--in natatoriums throughout
the country. Someone, however, needs to tell that to the athletes, whose water regimens now include such drills as butt-kickers, goose
stepping, vertical acceleration and sprinting thanks to underwater treadmills, movable-floor pools and platforms.
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Getting Your Pool Project Off The Ground
| Come to Colorado Springs to learn how the 4 Aquatic Pillars will make your new therapy pool a success
economy, there is little margin for error when it comes to construction projects. That is why therapy
pool projects must be based in sound aquatic business principles if
they are ever going to obtain financing from skeptical loan officers
or skittish investors.
Enter Mick and Sue Nelson. These two aquatic industry mainstays are coming to Colorado Springs in August to teach
today's therapist-turned-entrepreneur-turned-project-manager how to build, buy and profit from a therapy pool. Together, their 52-years of experience will help demystify the process so you can clear the many funding, construction and operating
hurdles that await you.
"Our forte is
the 4 Aquatic Pillars: athletics, recreation, exercise and
therapy," explained Sue Nelson. "Design your pool with these four
activities in mind and you're sure to optimize your cash-flow for
years to come."
What: How To Build, Buy and Profit
From a Therapy Pool Seminar
Where: Colorado Springs, CO
When: August 27-28, 2009
Cost: $545 ($595 after Aug 6th)
|New Pool Chemical Green Initiative
Sara Firman, who runs our sister site, AquaticNing, this week is featuring a story on a green initiative that is seeking to set new ecological standards for pool and spa chemicals. The company behind the plan, EcoLogo, wants as many inputs as possible, and is looking for your help in the project. If you are an interested pool director, pool worker-bee or even pool parent, here's your chance to let your voice be heard.
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|Portable Poolside Tech
Now here's a new idea, water exercise and aquatic rehab programs on your iPod. Or iPhone. Or Blackberry. Whatever. You get the picture. The Aquatic Rehab Training Center, brainchild of Mary Essert, BA, ATRIC, houses a series of guided aquatic healing programs for post polio, fibromyalgia, breast cancer and lymphedema conditions. These are not just for patients but for therapists, too (complete with CEU credits!). Now if Steve Jobs can just design us a waterproof version.
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