Center for Human Services
Center for Human Services


Our Classes

As most of us know, water offers buoyancy and virtually eliminates the effects of gravity, relieving the impact on joints and increasing flexibility.  Warm water reduces stress in muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and water resistance ranges between 4 & 42 times greater than on dry land.  For those reasons, we believe just about anyone can benefit from any & all types of water exercises, and we hope you will join us for one of our classes:

Water Aerobics

This class offers a high-resistance, low-impact workout.  Non-swimmers and swimmers alike will enjoy this diverse class that utilizes many muscles of the body providing an intense cardio workout, as well.  Class sizes range from 7-10 per class.  We meet Monday & Wednesday at 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, AND Tuesday & Thursday at 11:00 am, 5:15 pm, & 6:15 pm for four weeks.$52.00/person.  Please call Janet: 660-826 – 4400 x213 to sign up.

Water Walking

This is a non-structured class where attendees are invited to walk the pool at their own pace.  This is a great opportunity for those recovering from or preparing for, surgery, as well as those with arthritis or fibromyalgia.  Classes meet two times per week for four weeks on Tuesday & Thursday at 8:00 am, 9:00 am, and 1:00 pm.  $40/person. Please call Janet: 660-826 – 4400 x213 to sign up.


Our Pool

Our 12’ x 24’ heated pool is located within the Garlich Center, located at 4415 W. Main St. in Sedalia, MO.  At 4.5’ deep, and surrounded by bars for easier accessibility, the 8400-gallon pool is sparkling clean, beautifully decorated, and equipped with the latest aquatic equipment and a pool lift for those people unable to use steps.


Our Instructors

Janet Proctor

Aquatic Coordinator & Instructor

Janet Proctor, Aquatic Coordinator & Instructor: Janet has worked in the aquatic field, and for CHS, for over 30 years, and holds certification as Lifeguard Instructor, Water Safety Instructor, and current CPR/First Aid, member of Aquatic Therapy Rehab Institute, Aquatic Facility Operator, Aquatic Exercise Association, and American Red Cross.   She mainly works 1 on 1 with clients of CHS with a variety of disabilities.  “I have been fortunate to work with many delightful people throughout my years of employment at CHS,” Janet shares.

Chris Hewett

Aquatic Instructor

Chris Hewett, Aquatic Instructor: Chris is certified by the Aquatics Exercise Association & CPR/First Aid certified. She has 5 years’ experience in lifeguarding and is working on her first year with CHS.  Chris shares, “I never thought I’d be an Aquatics instructor after retirement, but here I am.  The people and clients that I see every day make me smile even after the workouts and sweat we go through together.  At the end of every day, they tell me they feel better, and so do I.

Susan Couhig

Aquatic Instructor

Susan Couhig, Aquatic Instructor: Susan is beginning her career as a fitness instructor at the Center. She has received training from both Jenny and Janet. She is looking forward to completing certification with Aquatic Exercise Association. Susan shares, “I have enjoyed taking classes from Jenny for some time now. I look forward to sharing my love of aquatic fitness to both new and experienced patrons, and hope they receive the same health benefits that I have experienced.”

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