From: Elli N., Regina SK
Response from Connie:
Thanks for getting in touch and for your kind words. I'm happy you found so much of the material last Sunday useful in your pool work. Like aqua fitness, the training concepts from our day are effective when people pay attention and try to implement what they hear and learn. You have done that, so good for you! I'm delighted that some of your people are tuning in to your teaching and are feeling the difference. They will be your best allies and advertisements for a more concentrated way of working. Good luck with all of that - it doesn't happen overnight, but it sounds like you've made lots of good changes and discoveries in only one week!
AquaStretch™ is amazing for myofascial work. So much of the pain people feel (whether from surgery, arthritis, repetitive strain, accident / injury...) is due to soft tissue discomfort. AquaStretch™ has proven to be extremely useful in resolving that discomfort. I am the only AS trainer working in Canada, and my intention is to get more people doing this important, useful work. I'd love to hold a course in western Canada. If you want a course in your region, you would need to have 6 - 12 people, and access to a warm pool like the one we were in on Sunday. The course format is 8 hours: 2 hours classroom, 2 hours pool - lunch - 2 hours classroom, 2 hours pool. If we have more pool time, it will be used, but that is the minimum. The 8-hour course is $300 / participant (+HST), and includes a colour manual & laminated pool guide. These requirements are also listed on the AquaStretchCanada.com website. People who can take the course: aqua fitness trainers, personal trainers, kinesiologists, and any type of therapist. I recommend that people have a personal training cert so they can get insurance to 'stretch' people. If you don't plan to charge people, that is not such an issue. There are no other pre-requisites to take the training. Knowledge of anatomy is useful, but I have taught couples to AquaStretch™ each other, and they do just fine.
Let me know if you have any questions about all of that, and if you have interest in helping to set up a course.