As you know, I love to try new things — especially in the fitness class department.
So when I saw AQUA ZUMBA on the fitness schedule at my gym, I knew I had to give it a try.
I’ve been hitting up regular Zumba classes twice a week for the past few weeks, so if Aqua Zumba was anything like the regular class I just knew I would love it.
I got my game face and tankini on (I think putting on the swimsuit was mentally the hardest part about taking this class), and then was ready to ZUUMMMBA!!!
The class met in the shallow end of the pool [we were wading in 4.5 feet of water] and didn’t require any equipment like that of a water aerobics class.
Though I did try to channel my water aerobics experience from earlier last summer when I hit up a few classes with my Aunt.
The class blared the same hip shaking and high energy music as a regular zumba class would, and our instructor kept up the energy as she danced the moves outside the pool for us to mimic inside the water.
Dancing in the water was actually a lot of fun. It took about 30 minutes of class for me to figure out how to make the moves work under the water, but once I realized the resistance of the water was my friend I started to feel pretty good.
We still shook our hips, did circular spins, jumping jacks, and other zumba moves in the water, and it definitely kept the essence of a regular zumba class.
Having the challenge of the water was a fun way to spice up my workouts, and I would probably take this class again.
I’m not a huge pool person and the thought of getting into a swimsuit in the middle of January almost deterred me from going to the class in the first place, but I’m really glad that I suited up and dove in anyways.
It was a fun class that ended up being a bit more of a workout than I thought it would be. But I would definitely consider it a fun new workout option.
Are you a pool person? I’m soooooo not, but I’m trying to get more comfortable with the pool by taking these types of classes.