Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE - Philippe Coquerand

THE lat­est un­der­wa­ter fit­ness craze is mak­ing its way to Eidsvold.

De­signed and made in Italy, the Eidsvold Ac­quapole is the first to hit re­gional Queens­land.

It of­fers a new way to ex­er­cise while swim­ming.

Eidsvold swim­ming in­struc­tor Deb­bra O’Rourke said it was pos­i­tive news for the town.

“Ac­quapole Aus­tralia did a course on the Gold Coast and I at­tended the course and I am now the first of 60 in Aus­tralia to have an in­ter­na­tional Ac­quapole cer­tifi­cate,” Mrs O’Rourke said.

Pri­mar­ily used for core based ac­tiv­i­ties, the Ac­quapole en­hances spe­cific mus­cles and im­proves car­dio. It can also trans­form into a box­ing bag.

“I’m a level one Ac­quapole coach, you have to have the coach­ing cer­tifi­cate be­fore they’ll al­low you to have your pole in a cen­tre,” Mrs O’Rourke said.

“What I am now look­ing at do­ing is get­ting money un­der a busi­ness loan and buy­ing four more which means that we can have eight peo­ple in the wa­ter and I’m go­ing to take it around to all the dif­fer­ent re­gions.”

Bring­ing it to Eidsvold had its chal­lenges, Mrs O’Rourke said.

“To get this in Eidsvold was to stop peo­ple look­ing at it as just a pole, whereas it can turn into a box­ing bag and sev­eral other things,” she said.

“Ev­ery­one gets things

be­ing in the city, so for us to get the Ac­quapole is good news for the town.

“They’ll be go­ing to pools and to towns in the re­gion like Mun­dub­bera, Monto, Biggen­den, Mount Perry, Gayn­dah and of course Eidsvold.”

Ac­quapole will be avail­able from the start of sum­mer.

Phone Deb­bra O’Rourke on 0437 032 301 to book.


AC­QUAPOLE: In­struc­tor Deb­bra O'Rourke and a visi­tor from Bris­bane in­ter­ested in Ac­quapole, Jose Jungo, in Eidsvold.

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