Aqua Tone is a low-impact, gentle exercise programme especially conducive to those with mobility issues, joint strain, osteoporosis, stability concerns, or balance problems. The pool’s water gives you buoyancy and creates resistance so that you can extend your limbs without fear of falling. At Annabelle, the instructor begins each 60-minute session with stretching exercises to develop your flexibility. Then the instructor introduces more vigorous exercises to raise the heart rate and burn calories. Techniques include squatting and jumping, kicking while holding the pool’s wall, power-walking, and jogging. You may also receive instructions on how to use our polystyrene water dumbbells and foam noodles to perform balance and resistance exercises. Each session concludes with more stretching. You’ll emerge with increased flexibility, improved balance, and the benefits of a good cardio workout. Now that Annabelle has an indoor pool, guests can enjoy this exercise programme throughout the year.
The pool is part of the hotel’s new Ouranos Wellbeing Spa, located on the fifth floor of the hotel, and is heated to an average of 29° C. Afterwards, cool down poolside in a lounger—or warm up with a relaxing sojourn in the spa’s sauna. Classes are offered two or three times per week and are complimentary during the winter season. Check with Guest Services for the weekly schedule.