About Me

My name is Emily Aubrey! 4 years ago I was in a rut… It had been 2 years since I had brain surgery and I was overweight (60 lbs.) overmedicated, and felt miserable! My 2-year old, Bella, barely saw the light of day because I stayed cooped up in my house. For her sake, as I recognized what had become of me, I signed us up for Mommy and Me classes at the Covington Aquatic Center. The classes backed up to public swim so after class we would stay and I walked in the shallow end of the pool twice a week. After a few weeks I started to see a change not only in my body, but my depression and anxiety was diminishing. Inspired by Kristin Kear, a water aerobics instructors at the pool, I began devising my own extreme water aerobic exercises. Within about 2 months I had lost 20 lbs. from merely walking back and forth in the shallow end.

At this point I decided to venture over to the deep end to see what new exercises I could create without my feet touching the ground. Within 6 months I was down almost 60 pounds!!! My life was forever changed. I was off all my medication. My depression and anxiety was in check and I was no longer wanting to jump off a bridge. Finally I was ok with leaving the house… I had my life back! I felt amazing! From that point on I have made it my mission to introduce this extreme form of water aerobics to everyone! What I most appreciated about water aerobics was that I did not have to feel sweaty and gross like I used to when I went to the gym. I used to get horrendous headaches during exercise because I would overheat. Not once have I experienced this since I have been doing water aerobics. In addition, my joints thank me for not having them running miles and miles on pavement.

My Extreme Water Aerobics “seems” easy as if you are barely doing much work, but the results tell another story. My classes focus on weight loss, muscle toning and nutrition. This is a lifestyle change. I will be offering Extreme Water Aerobics classes 5 days a week and a land to water fitness bootcamp called Surf-N-Turf, twice a week. Surf-N-Turf is an intense 1.5-hour bootcamp—45min on land followed by 45min in the water. The land portion combines circuit training and cross-fit that is designed to strengthen your core and keep your heart rate up.

My partner for Surf-N-Turf, Traci Wolfe, is a Nutrition Specialist with a Bachelor of Science degree from Seattle Pacific University in Dietetics with a minor in Exercise Science. Nutritional Assessments will be included with purchase of a package to either of our classes. Meal plans and in-depth private nutritional sessions will be offered at an extra charge. Both Extreme Water Aerobics and land Bootcamp will be offered individually. However, for maximum results and best value we recommend participating in the combined Surf-N-Turf program. We will track all our students’ progress and help push you to reach your weight loss or fitness goal. Changing lives and improving health is our mission.

This saved my life so I know it works!

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Covington Aquatic Center

15 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Jeana Noble

    Hey Emily, I saw your post on FB and decided to check out your web page. Congratulations on your success and new found healthy life and passion! How inspirational! I recently gave myself a stress fracture in my femur while training for and running an ultra marathon. I am on crutches for a few more days and then it’s 6 months of splashing in the pool to rehab before I’m allowed to run again. I wish I lived closer,, I’d totally try out your classes they sound like a lot of fun and a new adventure! I’m a land animal and the thought of swimming intimidates me, but reading your story inspires me. Thanks for sharing and I wish you all the best with your endeavors! Tell Ben and the rest of your family hello from Emily and I.
    Sincerely, Jeana Noble

    PS I anticipate being back in WA next fall if I get accepted to UW’s Doctorate of Nurse Practice program. I’ll look you up and check out a class if you’re still teaching.

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    1. efaubrey Post author

      Jeana so good to hear from you!! I hope you heal fast! Water has amazing healing powers, if you want to heal faster get in the water!! Please let me know when you might be in town we would love to see you guys!! Here is my number 425-351-1233 text sometime!! Xoxo

      Emily Aubrey

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  2. Jen

    Are there any plans to bring this to other area pools as well? I’m in the Bellevue area and know a couple people who’d be interested in doing this, but Covington is just too far. Also, would the daytime classes ever be offered at also an early morning (like 7am or earlier) or after 5, to accommodate work schedules?

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    1. efaubrey Post author

      I would love to expand! It might be a little while before that happens! Do you have any idea what public pool you are closest too? I could do early morning out my way! I will work on getting my program out your way ;)

      Emily Aubrey

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  3. Verna

    I agree with some of the other folks. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to participate somewhere closer to Seattle. Maybe in North Seattle, Ballard, Crown Hill area? ) I need to do low- or non-impact exercise to recover from a couple of overuse injuries. Rats!
    I love working out. I am not one who has to drag herself to the gym. That being said, now that I am officially in poor shape and overweight, to be honest, now I just don’t even want to go back to bootcamp because I know I will be very limited on what I can do. (Who wants to go to a group class and modify so many of the exercises that you’re basically spending half the class marching in place to keep your heart rate up? Gaak.)
    I need. To move. My body.
    Please Help and tell me you’ve had time to expand your class locations :)

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    1. efaubrey Post author

      I will see what I can do you guys!! I might have to hire someone to teach it I’m not sure yet how that would even work..because you need very specific certifications and special insurance to do what I do. I will contact those pools to see what times they have available and ill contact my insurance to see if its possible. I will keep you all posted!!

      Xoxo Emily Aubrey

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    1. efaubrey Post author

      You can absolutely buy the water aerobics classes and then just pay extra for Surf N Turf which for a full 8 classes would be $70 extra for a month. I also dropped my class prices to $10 per class! Hopefully I will see you there! Call or text anytime with other questions! 425-351-1233

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  4. Jessica R.

    Would your classes be ok in pregnancy for someone who has been relatively active prior? I’ve done years of swimming in the past and have found the prenatal swim clases to be boring and not enough of a challenge.

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    1. efaubrey Post author

      Hi Jessica!! Absolutely! I have a client right now that is 4.5mo pregnant that comes 3 times a week! You do what you can and if a certain exercise makes you uncomfortable just let me know and I will modify that particular exercise!!! Hope to see you sometime :)

      Emily Aubrey

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  5. Sandeep Rai

    I am so excited! Your classes sound amazing! I would like to request some morning classes be available- evening classes are hard for those of us with families and kids.

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  6. efaubrey Post author

    I have been asked to quite a few times I might in the future. I have a few girls now that drive to my class Tue/Thur from Federal Way that would probably be willing to carpool!! Call/Text me for more info 425-351-1233

    Emily Aubrey

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