Dude Dual Depth is an athletic aquatic fitness format features simple but challenging exercises instructed with a circuit & interval approach. The format is intentionally kept uncomplicated and the moves basic and more athletic in an attempt to appeal to more non-traditional aquatic fitness participants. Inspired by his own experiences in getting younger men in his classes, Chris started the Dude Moves series to share the style of class he teaches. The series includes the original Dude Moves video, as well as Dude Moves Deep and Dude Moves HIIT & Wall. Watch a fun video that shows the dude-like action in Chris and Jenni Lynn’s S’WET classes in NYC.
Dude Dual Depth: Class-at-a-Glance
This 45-minute aqua fitness class format includes a warm-up, cool down and four working segments. The first working segment features higher intensity cardio exercises, followed by a segment that includes wall exercises. The third working segment, Strength, is the longest and features more powerful water exercises that target the major muscle groups. Webbed gloves or other drag equipment can be used in this segment. The last working segment is a repeat of the wall exercises. Teaching high intensity, athletic movements from the deck can be challenging on your body, and so Chris shares some of his deck teaching tips in the video below.
DUAL DEPTH PROGRAMMING
Dude Dual Depth was designed specifically to be done in both deep and shallow water. Fitmotivation & PoolFit have several dual depth workouts posted. Why?
Benefits of designing classes for simultaneous deep and shallow participation
Recommendations for dual depth instruction
Fitmotivation has several simultaneous deep and shallow class formats to choose from in the Dual Depth Video Category. We would like to extend a big thank you to Chris for expanding that category with another content contribution from the S’WET Squad. Chris and Jenni Lynn will be back in Sarasota in July 2023 filming more videos.
Interested in learning more with the S’WET Squad? See their invitation below.
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Author: Mark Grevelding is the founder of Fitmotivation. He is also a training specialist and consultant with the Aquatic Exercise Association’s (AEA). Mark has been active in the fitness industry for 22 years as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, international presenter and a continuing education provider for AEA, AFAA & ACE.