Tuesday, July 02 2019

The above video preview is for Triple Splash, which posted on 7/18/16

Triple Splash features fun aqua choreography where many of the moves occur in 3’s, triples and repeaters – including the warm-up, drills and final stretch.  The best part about this choreography is that it can be taught in both deep and shallow water.

The three videos posting in July were purposefully added to reflect summer moods.  Triple Splash is a bit of “summer cotton candy choreo” with a dance floor vibe.   Circuit Overload featuring Miff Hendriksen (posted 7/11/16) is all about “summer training camp” with killer tri-circuits.   The next Premium plan video to post (7/26/16) is Aquatic Frisbee Challenge with Mushi Harush from Israel, a summer blockbuster - gorgeously filmed, featuring outrageously brilliant moves with a Frisbee in the water.

Triple Splash:  5 Splashy Takeaways

Dual Depth Choreography
The story goes like this:  He moved to Sarasota and started teaching at the YMCA where the sheer size of the 9:00am classes defied categorizing as deep or shallow.  And so he learned how to design choreography and classes to both depths simultaneously.  Yes, Triple Splash is simply the latest choreography that I have been teaching in my 9:00am classes.  There are now several dual depth videos streaming on Fitmotivation.   Dual depth means that you can teach the routine in shallow water, in deep water, or simultaneously to both depths like I do.

Triple Action
The choreography in Triple Splash is unique because many of the moves occur in 3’s, triples and repeaters.   Why did I do this?  As I was building new combinations of choreography for my 9:00am classes, I noticed that many of the moves in the choreography were in 3’s, triples and repeaters.  Therefore, I made this the central theme of the routine, even going so far as to design a warm-up, final stretch and drills with many of the moves in 3’s, triples and repeaters. 

Alert the media!  This is something that you don’t see a lot of in my choreography videos.   Normally, I show the final combinations only, reminding instructors that they must TEACH the combinations with lots of repetition and breakdown.  The reason I don’t like to show a lot of repetition in the videos is that I don’t want to bore people.  Breakdown was added in this combination because there are only five combinations and they are a bit intricate – at least the first two.  If you like choreography, you will love this routine because once you and the students master the moves, it is a blast to 'dance' to in the water - or so my students tell me.  If you don’t like choreography, you can still cherry-pick some fun moves.

Reset Buttons
This term was first mentioned in ShaDeep Seniors, the last dual depth video I posted.  Because this choreography is a bit more intricate, I once again included Reset Buttons, which are 32-count combinations of a simple move such as jogs, skis or kicks.   Reset Buttons are include at the beginning of each right and left lead choreography segment so that students can get back on track if they got lost in the previous segment.  Once the students master the combinations, consider removing the Reset Buttons so that the action flows more quickly.  This is demonstrated in the video. 

Music (Two playlists – one for classes and one for video)
When you match up fun music with fun choreography, the end result is magic.  In my classes, I have been using a custom playlist from Yes! Fitness Music for the Triple Splash routine.  I chose dance-inspired songs that had a senior/Latin flavor.  Check out a partial listing of Triple Splash Song list.  The other four songs not shown include Candy Girl (Four Seasons), Shout (The Isley Brothers), A Little Less Conversation (Elvis) and Sway (Dean Martin).   Please feel free to contact me via the Comment Box below if you would like the custom playlist link emailed to you from Yes! Fitness Music.
Muscle Mixes Music provided the music playlist I use in the video.   Music must be specifically licensed and approved for use in a video, hence the instrumental, generic sound of most fitness video music.  However, the approved songs I chose from Muscle Mixes has a very fun dance beat and I suspect many instructors will like it. (I like it!) Stay tuned – as there may be a way to purchase and download the link to the video music from Muscle Mixes.  I am working on it!

As always, I hope you enjoy this latest dual depth video from Fitmotivation.  If you are new to dual depth choreography and want more ideas for simultaneous deep & shallow routines, check out these related videos:  

ShaDeep Seniors
Dual Aqua
Aqua 2 for 1
Cool Core Choreography

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.