AquaFITness 101: Taming Idle Talking

Putting the FIT back in aquaFIT!

Are you frustrated with participant inattention, talking and disruptive behaviour? You are not alone! This pervasive problem derails your class. Talkers aren't working, and that's not aquaFITness!

Are you being criticized for expecting people to listen, be respectful, and put some effort into their workout? Is social interaction more important than fitness?

Distracted aqua class chatter can be a VERY difficult challenge! Some facilities have a long-standing culture of this behaviour. Depending on the personalities involved, the problem can escalate into world war three! 

Relax! This course gives you practical solutions for your situation.  We will:

  • Examine participant expectations.
  • Consider instructor behaviours that do not work when addressing behavioural issues that disrupt the class.
  • Offer tried and true leadership strategies to focus your class and reduce distracting chatter.
  • Include a proven class handout that you can download, copy and share.

Whether you are an experienced or newly-hatched leader, distracted talking is important to you and the people you teach. This workshop is your key to effective aquaFITNESS, and a happier future!

What's included?

2 Quizzes
1 Survey
16 Texts
Connie Jasinskas, H.B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Sc.
Connie Jasinskas, H.B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Sc.
Founder, Master Trainer

About the instructor


“Always, my motivation is the welfare of the person seeking better health: people in rehab after injury or surgery, the inactive person hoping to create a positive change, weekend warriors, and athletes. By offering research-based, quality training for these individuals, as well as their instructors and therapists, my goal is joyful improvement and better health through movement.”   Connie Jasinskas

About: Connie Jasinskas, M.Sc., brings over 30 years of experience, passion and humour to her work as an international health and fitness educator. She is an award-winning innovator in therapeutic aquatics. Connie created the AQX aqua fitness leadership training and certification program, offering facilities the opportunity to train and certify aqua fitness staff in-house. AquaBility (gentle aqua fitness), AquaNatal, AquaTots, AquaStrength, AQXonFloats, and AquaCycling are all one-day specialty certification courses with the AQX program. At home in Cambridge, Canada, Connie provides AquaStretch™, therapeutic aquatic exercise, pain education programs, OsteoFit classes, Training for Trainers, and instructor certification in a variety of specialties. Her depth of experience and enthusiastic approach to active learning have delighted learners on four continents and in numerous countries. Connie is a sought-after trainer, presenter, author and keynote speaker.

Education: H.B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Sc. (Exercise Physiology)

Qualifications: Certified Exercise Physiologist, Aquatic and Rehab Specialist

Proprietor: For the Love of Fit (

Inventor: The Wave Rider - pelvic flotation device

AquaStretch™ Author and Facilitator-Trainer:

Author, Master Trainer: AQX Leadership Excellence Course, AQX Training for Trainers, AQX Mentor & Assessor Training Course, AquaBility, and AquaNatal; co-author of AQXonFloats, AquaCycling and AquaTots Leadership Training & Certification courses

ATRI Faculty ( Tsunami Spirit Award winner (2014) for innovation in aquatic therapy and rehabilitation

Let's Connect:

Linkedin: Connie.Jasinskas



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Instagram:  AquaStretchCanada

Instagram: AQX_AquaLeadershipExcellence

What others have been saying about this course:

Pamela Dunk

Succinct, Sophisticated and Skillful Tips

Thank you for the tips for enhancing the aquatic experience for everyone!

Marianne Duschek

Yackuafitness 101

Excellent course! Clear, concise and informative! Great handout as well--Thanks!

Monique VanderLinden

You are not alone!

We all deal with a chatty crowd on occasion, some groups are worse than others. I found Yackuafitness a nice quick workshop with excellent tips. Comprehensive and good to have a few quizzes dispersed throughout to reinforce what you just read. Won...

Issac Dziak


To the point. Well done Connie!

Monica Marquis


Well done! Set up in small chunks of information. Great pictures and lots of relevant information. You are sure to learn more about your participants.

sylvie pouliot


With the challenges of teaching an aqua fitness class, having chatters in the class can be disturbing to others. I personally think this is a great way for us (as aqua fitness instructors) to learn about the different ways we can change the way w...

Lauren Rogers

Yackuafitness 101 a success!

This article provides both new and experienced instructors with applicable, simple and professional ways to address chatty participants. Thank you, Connie, for sharing your expertise and insight on a common challenge many of us are faced with.

Tamara Colaizzi

Great tips on how to capture your aqua fit participants' attention without the drama

Super simple tips for the novice instructor and great reminders for the veteran. Thank you for the free handout to use with participants. Tamara

Tara Hayes

Yackuafitness 101

The course provides a complete analysis of the distracted participant which details the full perspective of the instructor, participant and fellow class participants. Excellent tips are provided which are easy to implement to induce a positive ch...

This course works!  You will learn a variety of proven techniques to get your chatty class back on track.  What are you waiting for?

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