A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 06, 2015
Aquacise (aqua + exercise)

"Aquacise” (aqua + exercise) is an exercise done in water, such as in a swimming pool or a lake. “Aquacise” has been cited in print since at least April 1970, when it was offered at a YWCA in Mason City, Iowa.

“Aquacise” is infrequently spelled “aquacize” and, like the word “exercise,” can also be used as a verb.


Wiktionary: aquacise
Etymology
Blend of aquatic +β€Ž exercise
Noun
aquacise
β€Ž(uncountable)
1. A type of physical exercise practiced in water mostly vertically and without swimming, typically in a swimming pool in waist deep or deeper water.

Dictionary.com
aquacize
noun
exercise done in shallow water
verb
to exercise in shallow water
Word Origin
aqua ‘water’ and (exer)cise

4 April 1970, Globe-Gazette (Mason City, IA), “Spring comes to YW,” pg. 8, col. 6:
Aquacise isn’t exactly hanging your clothes on a hickory limb and don’t go near the water, but it approximates that.

10 October 1971, The State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL), “YWCA Activities,” pg. 39, col. 3:
... new 10-week aquacise class at 11:30 a.m., ...

Google Books
The Royal Baby Nursery and Fashion Handbook
By Sue James
London: Orbis
1984
Pg. 37:
Aquacise. Water is a wonderful place to work out. It supports your entire bulk and leaves you free to move every which way. I heartily recommend swimming, or just being in a pool, as often as possible through your pregnancy.

Google Books
Then the Sun Came Up
By Helen Polston Tucker
Wilson, NC: Star Books
1986
Pg. 109:
I would exercise by swimming, Aquacise, walking, and regular workouts at the YWCA.

Twitter
NBA
‏@NBA_Links
Nuggets hit the pool for some aquacise: It’s an exercise fad popular with octogenarians an… http://nba.nbalinks.tk/HHg #NBA #denvernuggets
4:51 PM - 4 Sep 2015

(Trademark)
Word Mark .AQUACISES.
Goods and Services (EXPIRED) IC 028. US 022. G & S: AQUATIC EXERCISING EQUIPMENT, SPECIFICALLY, A KICKBOARD AND A BUOYANT BALL. FIRST USE: 19701202. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19701202
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 02.01.33 - Grotesque men formed by letters, numbers, punctuation or geometric shapes; Stick figures
Serial Number 72387128
Filing Date March 23, 1971
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Registration Number 0931299
Registration Date March 28, 1972
Owner (REGISTRANT) SCHREPEL, TERRI DBA TERRI LEE UNKNOWN 6001 ARLINGTON BLVD. FALLS CHURCH VIRGINIA
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 8 (6-YR).
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD

(Trademark)
Word Mark AQUACISES
Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 041. US 107. G & S: Educational Services-Namely, Conducting Courses in Water Exercises for Fitness and Beauty. FIRST USE: 19710800. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19710800
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 73412118
Filing Date February 3, 1983
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition August 21, 1984
Registration Number 1303164
Registration Date October 30, 1984
Owner (REGISTRANT) Schrepel; Terri d.b.a. Terri Lee INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES Box 4711 Falls Church VIRGINIA 22044
Attorney of Record John E. Benoit
Prior Registrations 0931299
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Cancellation Date February 27, 1991

(Trademark)
Word Mark AQUACIZE
Goods and Services IC 025. US 039. G & S: swimsuits. FIRST USE: 19911120. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19911120
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 74184037
Filing Date July 11, 1991
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition March 10, 1992
Registration Number 1737686
Registration Date December 1, 1992
Owner (REGISTRANT) Apparel America, Inc. CORPORATION DELAWARE 300 Plaza Drive Vestal NEW YORK 13850
(LAST LISTED OWNER) LONGEVITY BRANDS, LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY DELAWARE 110 COMMERCE WAY STOCKERTOWN PENNSYLVANIA 18083
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record Camille M. Miller
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20021217.
Renewal 1ST RENEWAL 20021217
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

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