This morning, I went to my first-ever deep-water aerobics class. I was nervous and excited because I did not know what to expect.
To be honest, when I thought of water aerobics, I pictured elderly women in the shallow end. I knew this was a stereotype, but I couldn’t help it. I also knew adding the word “deep-water” in the description certainly made it feel more challenging.
And, I was right.
For the first 15 minutes or so, I was thinking, This isn’t going to do anything for me. Then we started the real workout, and I was like yes! The beginning was a warm-up. Duh, Kerrie.
The instructor was a runner and she said I should leave of the ankle wraps (buoys that make it harder to keep your feet down), because it might put too much strain on my shin. I wore the buoy-belt instead.
I felt very uncoordinated in the pool. At one point, I said, “I feel like a fish out of water. Isn’t that ironic?” Jogging, doing aerobic moves, lifting these foam weights under the water — so crazy. Who thought this stuff up?
It was great, though. And I got thirsty and hungry toward the end, which was a good sign that I got a good workout.
It’s been a little over an hour since my class, and my arms and core are already sore. Can’t wait to go back!