Classes are just $25, and it’s exactly what it sounds like… you’re working out in a pool with a mermaid tail on. You also have the option to BUY a tail for $125 (then the first class is free). I guess that’s for the hardcore peeps that maybe have their own pool and are gonna be doing this at home?
“A new class at the Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado, California, shows there’s probably a reason Ariel the mermaid is always in bikini tops. Mermaid Fitness classes at the beachfront hotel have participants donning colorful mermaid tails and flipping their fins for 45-minute core workouts.”
Instructor Veronica Rohan says men are encouraged to join too, but the classes have currently been made up of almost all women. And don’t worry… no one is going commando underneath those stretchable, nylon mermaid tails. All participants have to wear their bathing suit underneath.
Check out the video of some mermaids-in-training giving it a go. Kudos to them… the workout seems pretty intense — like your core has to be on-point to swim around with that tail on.
Actually, just a few nights back I was watching Phelps Vs. Shark on Discovery (don’t judge me), and I was thinking the same thing… he’s swimming with that contraption on his feet. That has to take some getting used to.
—Mike Adam/92.3 AMP Radio