Lourdes is a consultant, a doctor and an innovator and along with Charo, the brains behind the path-breaking Aquatic Fitness programme at High Hopes. Lourdes and Charo started collaborating with High Hopes, Dubai in 2017 and designed a bespoke swimming pool to implement the MITAF WATERFIT programme with the help of parents, care-givers, teachers and on-site professionals.
After graduating with a DEGREE IN MEDICINE AND SURGERY, Lourdes undertook research studies on the effects of aquatic fitness in groups of people with different illnesses or conditions with very positive results.
Teaming up with Charo Belenguer – the best aquatic trainer she knew, they set out to adapt the Aquatic Fitness programme for people with reduced mobility. After nearly 4 years, the duo rolled out the new MITAF WATERFIT programme in 2005 with adults and children with special needs and rare illnesses.
In the future Lourdes aims to continue with her investigations into the ‘miracle of water’, hydrotherapy and training in an adequately heated pool, furnished with all the necessary well-designed equipment, exactly like the pool in High Hopes.