Exercise teacher has a lonely wait
WATER aerobics teacher Rose Fraser has been running special classes for overweight people for three weeks, but she is getting a little lonely.
So far she has had one participant who attended once, then called in sick.
Ms Fraser said the classes were specifically aimed at overweight people who may have trouble exercising in other ways.
“Where we live is hot and it’s very hard to do exercise in this heat,” she said.
“Water is the ideal medium because it’s cool and it takes a lot of weight off the lower joints.”
Ms Fraser said people who were unfit and overweight often found it hard to get started exercising.
“I want to get people confident that they can make changes in their lives,” she said.
“Being overweight is a constant battle for some people.
“I believe this is a really good program I’m offering.”
She said she aimed to get people started in exercising rather than having them stay in her class long-term.
Ms Fraser said the classes were held at the Norville pool at 6pm on Monday evenings, a time when the pool was closed to the general public.
She said she had specifically picked that time to make sure anyone who attended the classes had no need to feel embarrassed.
“I’m happy for people to wear shorts and T-shirts, whatever they’re comfortable in,” she said.
“I’ve had people come to the regular water aerobics classes all covered up and in three weeks they’re wearing togs and comfortable with themselves.”
Ms Fraser has been teaching water aerobics for four years, with classes at the Norville pool and at two retirement villages.