Monday, September 24, 2007

Let's Get Aquafit!

Today one of my friends told me that she was going to go to an Aquafit class this evening. I thought it sounded super fun - and it was all I could think about. So, I decided to look up classes in my area.

Amazingly there was a 7:30 pm drop in class about 10 minutes from my house. So, I called up a friend on a whim, and convinced her that we should go aquafitting!! Surprisingly she decided to join me and off we went to try out water aerobics.

I have to admit, I'd never done this before. The class was a workout, but more of a workout was getting my bathing suit on! I've gained about 9 lbs or so in the last 3 months, and I am most definitely showing. And, of all things to try to squeeze into a bathing suit is a tough choice. I tried on all my bathing suits, and after squeezing into first a speedo and then finally deciding on a tankini top over a one piece I realized that I didn't really need to attend the class because I had likely burned off just as many calories and doen just as many stretches. But, I was dressed, my friend was at the door, and off we went.

I have to admit, we were both a tad nervous. Fitness classes are always that way. The first class is the worst. But, by the time the class started we were already giggling and started to have a good time.

Now, I have to admit, I have often laughed at aquafit people. it's funny to watch. It's even funnier to attempt. Much like my failed bellydancing classes, aquafit takes some sort of ability to coordinate your arms and legs and wiggle in specific ways. The difference is that as long as you are hopping along and moving no one really can see that you have no clue what you're doing.

So, for 45 minutes my friend Amy and I puddled along in the water, did tons of exercises and had a blast. I honestly haven't laughed so hard in exercising, since, well, bellydancing!!! It was great. And it was low impact. And it was easy and hard and fun all at the same time. The 45 minutes flew by. When we started stretching I couldn't believe it was over. And it's totally pregnancy safe. And, it's so refreshing.

We're going back next week. I can't wait!


AndreAnna said...

Oh, that sounds so fun!! Glad you found something safe that you enjoy!

Teena said...

I used to go to aquafit every week at the West End Y and loved it! It's a fun workout!

Naomi (Urban Mummy) said...

When I was pregnant with The Weed I took a pregnancy aquafit class. I LOVED it!!! As I got bigger, especially, because it was the only time I didn't feel so huge!!

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

I LOVE aquafit--it's so much fun! I wish I felt more motivated to get myself into a bathing suit!!!

Steph said...

I admire that you so freely try new things- I'd be too shy (or lazy!!!)

Leece said...

I loved my aquafit class too! I'm going back tomorrow. Did you wear your bathing cap with the daisies on it? ;)

Amy said...

Thanks for inviting me Laural!
I had a blast!!! We are so going next week! Bathing cap with Daisies huh? Well, we'll just have to decorate ones for ourselves and have a fashion show! LOL
For once I can hardly wait for a Monday to arrive! YAY!!!

petite gourmand said...

that sounds fun!
good for you for taking some "me" time.

(and thanks for the tip re: napping...will try anything at this point)

Bronnie said...

Good on ya for going! I've always wanted to do an aquafit class!