Spin H2O making a splash at Essex’s pool

by Sylene Argent

A new program is being offered at the Essex Recreation Complex that is sure to make waves within the community.

  On the morning of Tuesday, July 31, the Town of Essex officially launched its Spin H2O program, with participants jumping aboard stationary bikes that were submerged in the shallow-end of the pool, for a unique exercise experience.

   “This new program is truly set to make a splash,” Essex Mayor Ron McDermott said, while aboard one of the bikes before it was submerged into the water. “Spin H2O is the perfect fitness class for all ages. The program can be tailored to each individual’s ability and fitness level, from a high intensity, fat-burning session, to a low intensity cardio workout.”

  The purchase of the 15 bikes, which are instrumental tools for the exercise program, was made possible through the support of the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund. McDermott said this fund is dedicated to supporting programs and services to help residents lead healthy, active lives.

  “Spin H2O is the perfect combination of cardio and resistance training,” Sarah Newton, Assistant Manager of Aquatics, stated. “Spinners can expect a workout tailored to their ability and fitness level, all in the comfort of our heated pool.”

  The Spin H2O classes will be offered to the community free of charge until September 2, with availability offered on a first come, first served basis.

Contact the Town’s Community Services Department for more information on the program at 519-776-7336.

Once in place, registration will be done online at or by phone.