Steph Toogood – Water Exercise Classes
I was born on the Isle of Wight and have lived here all my life. I became a passionate and committed water exercise instructor though a series of life events.
When my children were small and they were learning to swim it became very boring sitting and watching. So helping seemed the solution. From there I progressed to qualify as a swimming instructor and coach. Then followed various gym, ETM etc. qualifications. Put the swimming with the ETM and what do you have. This was my epiphany! Water Exercise! My passion! – this was circa 1989.
Out to the States to get more qualifications and finding AEA and Hydro-fit together with Speedo gave me the “icing on the cake”. In 1994 I created Hydro-Actif and the rest is history. Over the next 25 years Hydro-Actif has trained thousands of water exercise instructors in the UK and many other countries.
The highlight of my year is the convention in May in Florida – IAFC. I have attended and presented for them for many, many years as well as regular visits to teach at other events. This direct link to education in the States has allowed me to be at the cutting edge of information which I can share with my students on the Isle of Wight.
I offer water exercise classes to suit all ages and levels of fitness. Water exercise is the perfect solution for many people and has changed many of my students lives.