Fitmotivation Launches a Second Site

Tuesday, July 02 2019

PoolFit has launched.  The new site features all of the Fitmotivation follow-along pool exercise videos and audio workouts, along with exercise tips and motivation.  While Fitmotivation is intended for aquatic fitness professionals/instructors, PoolFit is a consumer site  dedicated to those who love to exercise in the water and have access to a pool.  

Each month, one new water exercise video is posted and that video also includes an audio workout.  The featured monthly audio workout is always FREE for PoolFit subscribers to download.  If your pool has Wi-Fi you can subscribe and simply follow along with the video on your preferred device.  The site launched with over 20 Fitmotivation pool workouts to follow along with.   If your pool does not have Wi-Fi then you can follow along with the audio workout using a pair of inexpensive waterproof Bluetooth ear buds. Check out selections on the PoolFit Marketplace The audio downloads can be purchased without a video subscription, but the best user experience involves watching the video prior to exercising along with the audio.  The cost is $15.95 per month.  There is no commitment.  Cancel anytime Read more - PoolFit 101.  

Who is this intended for?  The workouts are all currently designed for water exercise.  However, it is our hope to soon also include “living room workouts," featuring chair exercise, light cardio, toning, yoga, stretching and joint mobility.  The site is intended for people who want to exercise and stay active but also want to avoid high impact and high risk exercise.  

Why did we do this?  The PoolFit site was created because water fitness enthusiasts started taking notice of and subscribing because they wanted access to the aquatic fitness videos.   Despite our best efforts to blend the professional and the consumer audiences over the last four years, it became evident that we needed a consumer site dedicated to non-professionals.

With the launch of PoolFit, we hope to elevate Fitmotivation to the status of a premier instructor-training platform, while offering a separate exercise resource for water fitness enthusiasts.  Separating the two audiences was really the only way to effectively service both.  However, for now the SAME follow-along water exercise videos will appear on both platforms.   If you are a current Fitmotivation subscriber and you are NOT an instructor, you can stay with Fitmotivation if you are happy with the content.  However, as PoolFit evolves in the coming months, you may want to switch over because the site will eventually feature consumer driven content that will not appear on Fitmotivation.  Please reach out to us if you have questions regarding this.

Going forward...if you currently lead aquatic fitness classes or would like to, Fitmotivation is YOUR resource for endless class ideas and online aquatic fitness education.  If you are a water fitness enthusiast, love to exercise in the water and have access to a pool, PoolFit is destined to become YOUR resource for follow-along videos, audio downloads, exercise motivation, tips, products and more.

Onward and upward!

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.