Aquaphysical is one of our newest endorsed providers and we asked them to let us know how things are going and how endorsement has helped them.What is aquaphysical?
Aquaphysical is the company that sells the innovative aquabase® and the hugely popular floatfit® classes.
How did aquaphysical start?
After several months developing the idea, Leila Francis Coleman joined forces with Tom Whelan (fitness professional and rugby player) and aquaphysical was formed. This was when research started in earnest on the aquabase®. After discussions with experienced fitness professionals to develop the product and class, including yoga and Pilates instructors, personal trainers and physiotherapists, the aquabase® design was produced in prototype form. Product trials followed in early 2015.
How did you make the transition from fitness professional to training provider?
Tom used the knowledge, insight and contacts that he had as a personal trainer and rugby player. Leila used her own experience as an end user as well as her sailing background. Together they were able to create the effective and enjoyable class floatfit®. There are now over 60 floatfit® Instructors working in Europe and there are an increasing number of Master Trainers being trained to meet the growing demand.
How did you find the endorsement process?
The SkillsActive and REPS team were extremely helpful and I would strongly advise anyone who has an idea to pursue it! Having our training endorsed with REPS has increased our opportunities within the fitness industry.
What are your future plans?
There is now enormous interest worldwide about the floatfit® class and there are various developments in the pipeline. We hope that it will be internationally renowned!
What does success look like to you for aquaphysical?
To have floatfit® classes taking place in swimming pools on every continent. With Master Trainers working in each country helping the team and brand continue to grow.
What, in your opinion, does aquaphysical bring to customers and the fitness industry?
Aquaphysical brings a completely unique and fresh way to look at swimming pool usage. Swimming pools within leisure facilities will appeal to a wider demographic of people.
Customers will appreciate the effectiveness and great benefits of the classes as well as the fact that they are enormous fun.
The aquabase® is the first and only floating exercise mat that provides gym studio workouts on the water. Providing a perfect platform for many forms of exercise. Completely unique and a fresh evolution of the way swimming pool/gym classes can now be held.