Don’t we all kind of wish we could be mermaids at some point or another? Maybe the fascination started with Ariel in The Little Mermaid or Daryl Hannah in Splash. Either way, it seems like more than ever, the world is obsessed with mermaids.
That makes Mermaid Fitness perfect for all our mermaid lifestyle fantasies. Never heard of Mermaid Fitness before? Here’s everything you need to know.
What Is Mermaid Fitness?
According to Mermaid Fitness itself, this program “is a unique fitness experience, offering participants the chance to find their own version of strong through body-awareness, self-empowerment and absolute joy.”
Mermaid Fitness welcomes all. Happiness and health are the pillars of the classes. Happiness is balance according to the Mermaid Fitness founders. They believe that self-care and self-love are necessary in building a healthy foundation.
What do you do, exactly? You’ll don a mermaid tail (yes, for real) and then participate in one of three classes. There’s Landlocked Mermaids, which is a water-free class. There are lessons designed just for children called MerKids. Then, if you want to get the true mermaid experience, you’ll want to join the Mermaid Workout, where you’ll splash around a pool.
There are both private lessons and instructor training available.
Does It Work?
If you’re looking for a high-intensity class that burns lots of calories and torches fat fast, then Mermaid Fitness might not necessarily be for you. If you’re tired of your workout and want to try something new or you’re just obsessed with mermaids, though, then Mermaid Fitness is a fun way to get active.
You will be doing calorie-burning movements in and out of the water, sometimes even lifting weights or hula-hooping, so to that extent it does work.
You need to be able to swim at least a little. Flotation devices are available if you haven’t yet earned your sea legs. If you’re uncomfortable or shy around large groups, it’s recommended you sign up for a private class. Then, you can slowly make your way towards group sessions.
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