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Highbury Pool and Fitness Centre is situated in Highbury Crescent, London N5. The complex is managed by a registered charity called Aquaterra. Aquaterra is not run for profit and any surplus funds are re-invested in community projects. In addition to the Highbury Centre, Aquaterra runs other sports facilities in Islington and in Somerset. These facilities include golf courses and football and cricket pitches as well as leisure centres. The web site includes full details on how to get to the complex. There is a location map and a list of public transport options. The centre does not have a car park. Limited parking is available in the neighbouring streets. Opening hours can be viewed on the web site. The pool has a hoist for access by the disabled. The centre hosts three different types of aqua exercise classes. “Aqua Aerobics” takes place every Tuesday at 8pm. This involves exercise set to music, in water between waist and shoulder level, in the shallow end of the pool. “Aqua Jogging” classes are held at 6:30pm every Thursday. They involve “running” in deep water, using flotation belts. “Aqua Zumba” is on Tuesday at 9pm. This is a water work-out set to Latin American music. In the gym one hundred exercise courses are held each week. These are only available to adults aged sixteen and above. The classes include circuit training, yoga and pilates. There are also details of personal trainers who are associated with the centre.