Experience the Nile through fitness!
Memberships include FREE access to weekly fitness classes and club activities,
led by certified fitness experts.
The 2021 season was filled with new wellness experiences on land and in the water. With a focus on reducing our communities health disparities, we embarked on developing a fitness program that would create opportunities for a healthier lifestyle. According to the CDC, new analysis shows that younger African Americans are living with or dying of many conditions typically found in white Americans at older ages. The difference shows up in African Americans in their 20s, 30s, and 40s for diseases and causes of death. When diseases start early, they can lead to death earlier. From Aqua Zumba to Line Dancing we kept our Membership moving. Our partnership with The Transformation Yoga Project exposed our members and guests to classes for adults and children. The CDC reports that only half of adults get the physical activity they need to help reduce and prevent chronic diseases. Less than one-quarter (24%) of children 6 to 17 years of age participate in 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Participating in The Nile exercise program can help our children reduce risk of depression, improves aerobic & muscular fitness, lower blood pressure, and more. By adding exercise, our adult members can lower their risk of stroke and heart disease. It improves aerobic fitness, mental health, reduces arthritis symptoms and prevents weight gain. In 2022,we will continue to build the wellness program to include Aqua Yoga, Barre, Kids Boot Camps and a walk group.
Meet Our Instructors
Instructor: Ericka Grant – Licensed and Certified Zumba® Fitness Instructor
Ericka is a Registered Nurse for 20+ years currently working in healthcare
management...teaching Zumba on the side for 3 years and dancing Zumba for
10!! Licensed in Zumba, Zumba Toning, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Kids and Zumba
Kids Jr. Certified in Zumba Virtual, Zumba Rhythms 2 & 3. Motivated by my
2 sons, who are also involved in health and fitness and are my motivation to
live, love, laugh, and dance everyday!! Ready to Zumba?
Session Description: Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness class that incorporates Latin and International music and dance movements, creating a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness system. Zumba combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body using an aerobic/fitness approach to achieve a unique blended balance of cardio and muscle toning benefits. NOW, let’s add water and shake...at The Nile Swim Club!
Instructor: Lavinia Ferguson - Licensed and Certified Zumba® Instructor
Lavinia Ferguson is a Licensed Zumba Instructor for over 9+ years. With a
focus on our seniors, her teaching of Zumba Gold at Senior Centers in Delco
has every class feeling like a party!!
Session Description: Zumba Gold is a lower-intensity version of the typical Zumba class and was designed to meet the anatomical, physiological and psychological needs of seniors. Perhaps Zumba Gold will provide a suitable option for older adults seeking alternative means of reaching their exercise goals.
Instructor: Bentley Eskeridge - Certified Yoga Instructor
Session Description: Vinyasa yoga focuses on linking movement and breath,
creating space and length within the body through gradually building heat.
Students will be challenged in balance and flexibility as well as learn skills to
manage challenging emotions and maintain evenness off the mat. Bentley
teaches with music and traditionally uses hands on adjustments when
appropriate and necessary.
Instructor: Kerry Foster - Certified Diving Instructor
Kerry A. Foster, is a well versed swimmer, diver, gymnast and martial artist. Since age 5, he was in the pool at John B. Kelly Pool in Fairmount Park, later becoming a junior lifeguard. Swimming and Diving at the Varsity levels for Overbrook High School (placing 6th in the city championship as a springboard diver), later attending Cheyney State College where he continued serving as a lifeguard and dive instructor. From 1997-2017, Kerry served as a lifeguard for the Park Commission and Department of Recreation as a LG 1, 2, WSI, and assistant LGI Instructor. From 2015-17, he swam as a master for The Philadelphia Finns where he swam 4-100 Freestyle Relay, 100 IM, 100 Butterfly.
Class Description: Nile Diving Class is suitable for ages 10 and up. Participants must be strong swimmers and will learn the fundamentals of diving.