The temperature here in South Australia is extreme, it reached 47 degrees in my town a couple of days ago so when I heard there was going to be morning aqua aerobics at the beach in my area I was keen.
There were ladies of a variety of ages, abilities and fitness and our teacher Linda led with experience and a warm, personable energy.
I felt like I was making the most of my time there by pushing my body to move but at the same time gently aware of what I was capable of as a newbie.
The class went for an hour and included walking and jogging in the waist deep water, a little swimming and quite a lot of resistance exercises with hand discs and noodles...plus a lot of fun! It reminded me of the time I enjoyed a term of aqua aerobics at the local pool when I was pregnant over 5 years ago; this class had a similar vibe....lots of jokes and a real lightness. Perhaps it depends on the participants but when I wasn't puffing, I was smiling and laughing.
Feeling my heart rate rise and my muscles work felt goooood (most of the time!) and I didn't feel hot and bothered at all, I felt cool and refreshed...this little water baby found it to be a lovely balance.
I will definitely be back for more. Exercising at the beach in a group was just right for me.
Is aqua aerobics, either at the pool or a beach, something you think you might enjoy too?