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Aqua Class Descriptions/Schedule

Please note: Our pool is an 18.5-meter (20 feet wide by 60 feet long) indoor, heated pool. We keep the pool water temperature between 84 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

Wellness Center Aqua Exercise Schedule

Download the latest Aqua Schedule. Please note: The group exercise schedule may be changed as needed–please call 404.501.1184 to verify the status of a class. “Water Therapy” designates a private session for therapists and their clients and is not open to members.

The classes below which are italicized and highlighted have a separate fee. They are open to members and non-members. Please call 404.501.1184 for information about registering.

Aqua Fitness

Tone and sculpt your body with no impact to your joints. This popular water aerobics workout is a swimming blend of cardio and resistance training and may incorporate resistance tools such as buoyant water weights and noodles. Intensity increases depending on the level.

  • Aqua Fitness 1 - Beginner's level
  • Aqua Fitness 2 - Intermediate level
  • Aqua Fitness 3 - Advanced level

Arthritis/Arthritis Plus

Low-impact exercises that reduce pain and decrease stiffness. These classes help improve muscle tone, cardio-respiratory fitness, and energy levels. Special considerations made for those with severe arthritis, fibromyalgia, and multiple sclerosis, or those recovering from orthopedic surgery.


This is a designated time for individuals to use the pool for their own specific water exercise program. This may include swimming, walking, use of kickboards, noodles, or personal training but does not include lap swimming.

Lap Swim

This is a designated time for lap swimmers to use the pool. All lane ropes will be in place; each lane will accommodate two swimmers. Members in the pool must be lap swimming at all times during designated Lap Swim hours.

Personal Water Training

This is one-on-one instruction by a water exercise specialist. Overcome your fear of water, learn specific exercises to meet your fitness goals or learn conditioning methods to improve your lap times.

Fee: $30/half-hour, $45/hour

Discount packages:
$190/five 60-min. sessions
$135/five 30-min. sessions
Senior discount (60 years +): 10% off any of the above
Call 404.501.5415 for an appointment.

Land Class Descriptions/Schedule

The Wellness Center in Atlanta currently offers more than 50 land and water fitness classes! We are constantly updating our schedule to include new and different classes. Please see the Group Exercise Schedules (Land & Aqua) posted in the lobby for the latest listing of our classes and times.

Most exercise classes listed below are free to members except where noted.

Wellness Center Land Exercise Schedule

Please note: The group exercise schedule may be changed as needed–please call 404.501.1184 to verify the status of a class. Download the latest Please note: The group exercise schedule may be changed as needed–please call 404.501.1184 to verify the status of a class. Download the latest Exercise Schedule. The classes below which are italicized have a separate fee. They are open to members and non-members. Please call 404.501.1184 for information about registering.

Beginner Step

Learn how to step with this class. You will learn basic terminology, find out how to monitor and change intensity and go over a few basic combinations to get you going. Come refresh your skills or use this class as a springboard to other classes.

Boot Camp

This is an intense workout for conditioned individuals.


Incorporate some aerobic kickboxing moves in your cardio workout.


Add some cardio to your strength routines.

Easy Motion/SilverSneakers

Exercise in your chair. This class is especially good for individuals who are unable to stand for long periods. It is designed for improving range of motion, muscle tone and cardio-respiratory fitness. Movements are performed sitting or standing.

Exercise Prescription Session

A way for the beginner to start or for the advanced to take the next step. Meet with an exercise physiologist to identify goals, help maintain motivation and set or rework an exercise program to be used at or away from The Wellness Center.

Fee: $30/half-hour, $45/hour. Call 404.501.5415 for an appointment.

Hi/Low Impact

Mix it up with a little of both high and low-impact, intensity workouts.

Low Impact

This light aerobic workout is designed for older adults or those just beginning to exercise. Helps boost energy and stamina for day to day activities, emphasizing osteoporosis prevention. An intermediate-intensity fitness class to condition your cardiovascular system, increase muscle tone and strength and improve flexibility. Low impact allows you to work at your own level and maintain your heart rate without the stress of high-impact aerobics.

Muscle Works

This exercise session will help boost your energy in addition to increasing your overall strength. The class focuses on resistance training to help increase muscle definition and burn fat while improving your posture.

Personal Training

Train one-on-one with an exercise specialist for the instruction and motivation to help you have a better workout. Personal training fits your needs: regularly for each workout to maximize your exercise; once a week to enhance your routine; once a month or simply as needed. Remember, we're here for you.

Fee: $35/half-hour, $50/hour. Discount package: $150/five-half-hour sessions or $210/five-one hour sessions. Call 404.501.5415 for an appointment.

Pilates/Beginning Pilates

Based on the theory of Joseph Pilates, this class is a workout targeting the core muscles of the body for improved posture and muscle tone.


Latin dance moves to get your heart pumping.

Senior Cardio Jam

Get your heart rate up!


An intermediate to advanced intensity workout incorporating the Reebok STEP and upper and lower body strengthening. The aerobic portion of the class is a nonstop, action-packed, intense workout using a 4, 6, or 8-inch step while performing upper body movements.

Step/Circuit Training

An intermediate to advanced intensity workout, this class works both cardio and strength.

Strength & Balance 55 and Older
Use it or lose it!

Technogym Setup

This session is required before using the Technogym weight-training machines. It is an individual session with an exercise physiologist who will design you Technogym program to meet your individual abilities, needs and exercise goals. The session includes exercise prescription, blood pressure reading, heart rate check and body fat measurement.

Fee: $35 (one-time fee). Call 404.501.5415 for an appointment.

Technogym Weight Training

Technogym is an individual total body workout using state-of-the art weight machines designed to tone and strengthen various muscle groups. NOTE: For personal safety and injury avoidance, a set-up, conducted by an exercise physiologist, is required before using this equipment (see above).


Hatha postures for health and fitness.

Return to Wellness for Cancer Survivors

This exercise class will help cancer survivors with their recovery from treatment and surgery. Doctor’s permission and free assessment through The Wellness Center are required before you may begin the class. Classes are offered all year long. Participants may join again after completing one eight-week session. Participants must be Wellness Center members.

Day: Wednesday
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: The Wellness Center
Info: 404.501.1184,
Click here for the Cancer Survivors Class Brochure.


Exercise is Medicine Program

Exercise is Medicine (EIM) is a program calling upon physicians and clinical groups to engage in the promotion of physical activity as a vital sign of health and refer patients to The Wellness Center.  EIM encourages physicians, staff and patients to work together toward improving the health and well-being of the patients in the community. (Click here for the EIM Referral Form.) The purpose of The Emory Decatur Hospital Wellness Center EIM program is to educate and offer programs to empower patients of the DeKalb Medical campus community and surrounding Decatur, Georgia communities to engage in regular physical activity and exercise, and reduce sedentary time.

Fee: $99 nonmember, $59 member
Location: Wellness Center, North Decatur Campus
Session: 8 Weeks, Time Varies
Info: Click here to view the flyer.
For more information, please contact Kyle Roberts, Fitness Manager, 404.501.5793
Email: kyle.roberts@dekalbmedical.org

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Decatur, GA 30033


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