IRA – Water Fitness & Conditioning

“Ira” – or, “eeraa” – means water in Sanskrit.

Water fitness is any physical exercise in the water that increases the heart rate and the body’s intake of oxygen long enough to benefit the condition of the human body. Simple activities such as walking, running, dancing, and swimming are defined as doing aerobic exercises. Using the resistance offered by the water, we can exercise muscles the way we do with dumbbells and other weights in the weight training room.

Ira allows a person to exercise every muscle and every joint in the body all at the same time. Water exercises are cooler as the water cools off the body during exercise. This is definitely a plus point, especially in the summertime heat, or if you live in a part of the country that is hotter than other areas.

Perhaps, the most important benefit of Ira is that almost anyone, no matter their age, can perform water exercises. The reason for this is because the water causes your body to be buoyant, thus causing less strain and stress on your joints and muscles.

This workshop – Module 2.06 – is part of the Mumbai University Certificate Course for Personal Fitness Trainers (CCPFT). This workshop fee is included in total CCPFT fee.

This short specialist course is approved by International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) – USA for 7 CEUs.

Ira is also a popular stand-alone course. You can attend it without enrolling to CCPFT – provided the trainee is a good swimmer. Safety demands that the Ira student trains only clients those clients who swim well and is supported by trained and certified lifeguards.

Student Eligibility

Student –

  1. Must have passed 10 years of School Education
  2. Must be physically and medically fit
  3. Must have passion for fitness / sport
  4. Physically Challenged persons can apply if they have exposure to fitness / sport
  5. BEFORE FINAL EXAMINATION, must attend and be certified in First Aid & CPR with AED
  6. Course delivery is bilingual, however students ought to have working knowledge of English

Knowledge Delivery

Currently IRA is BEING OFFERED AS BLENDED COURSE – that is, it comprises:

  1. Online WEBINARS (face-to-face) supported with training videos – both on land and in water
  2. GUIDED home study / practice

IN-PERSON (face-to-face) education & training National Master Trainer Anita Basarkatti teaching a water exercise in Thrissur


If you are enrolling to only Ira specialist course, the fee is ₹3,250* including –

  • Gayo certificate,
  • book and
  • nearly 80 water exercises


Note: Ira fee is included in the CCPFT fee. Students enrolled to CCPFT do not pay additionally for Ira.

Learning Resources

  • eBOOK
  • 80 videos of land-side exercises. This video library is being revised. We will upload the video clips soon. National Master Trainer Anita Basarkatti teaching Lunges with Shoulder Joint Flexions
  • Teaching: Bi-lingual according to State / Venue


Course End Assessment

  • Theory: 25 MCQs that will cover the Science of Strength Training: Maximum marks: 50
  • Practical Teaching: Maximum marks: 50

Student has to teach one of the following groups –

  • Warm-up
  • Water Aerobics
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Cool Down

Total number of Learning hours

Course duration: Total 50 hours

  • Online face-to-face: 02 hours
  • Home Study & Practice: 40 hours
  • In-person Training: 08 hours

Notice board

Ira specialist course starts soon! Here are the course dates!


ONLINE: Sep 23 (2 pm to 4 pm)

OFFINE (in-person): in each of the following cities in October / November (dates subject to COVID and swimming pool availability) –

  • Ahmedabad
  • Belgavi
  • Bengaluru
  • Chennai
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Kolkata
  • Kozhikode
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • New Delhi
  • Porvorim – Goa
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Siliguri
  • Thrissur
IRA – Water Fitness & Conditioning
Rs. 3,250