Aqua Tabata

I finally got back to one of my favorite aqua classes at the gym today – Aqua Tabata. My husband took our daughter to school today so I could attend the class. This class doesn’t begin until 10:00, and since I don’t feel like hanging around the gym for 2 hours after school drop-off, I think Tuesday’s may be one of the days I have him drop her off. It’s a great workout and I know a number of people in the class. It was however, an interesting day to get back there for the first time. Let me tell you why…

First of all, the instructor couldn’t get the music to work. Apparently they got a new system and she couldn’t sync her phone with it. Zero music. We weren’t sure if someone should start singing or what. It was pretty hysterical and made for a much longer class because you just can’t exercise without music. There is one lady who is normally at all these classes who sings to EVERY song, in an opera voice no less. Where was she when we needed music? Although we didn’t need music quite that bad.

Then, there was this woman across from us who was making these very strange faces. (There are 2 pools facing each other and the instructor stands on the deck.) I think this woman was breathing in and out through her mouth, but she was making a circle with her mouth like she was trying to hold onto a Cheerio instead of just breathing normally. She sort of looked like she either had a mouth full of water, or looked like she was going to throw up. Maybe she was just trying really hard not to get wrinkles.

Of course, the instructor is young enough to be my daughter and in tip-top shape. She is 24. She is also my trainer, so she is expecting me to sign up for another session any day now. I told her I need to figure out my schedule of school drop offs and what classes I like and I’ll let her know. That ought to hold her off for a week or so! I still have 6 sessions that I bought last November to use up. I won’t let them go to waste because they were expensive. Just gotta get back on the horse.

Nonetheless, it’s a great workout. Using weights in the water is harder than you may think and is very good for the arms. Hopefully my giggly arms that are starting to look like my grandma’s will go away soon, as I get back into my regular routine. 3 months off is not ideal. I’m not trying to rip on anyone at the gym. I’m glad that they are there trying to improve themselves. I’m just making an observation. I’m fairly certain there is plenty about me for others to critique as well. Yesterday in that Body Shred class, I felt pretty stupid that the 60 year old ladies were in better shape than me. Tomorrow I’m going to try the boot camp. Ugh, I shudder at the sheer thought of what I am in for.

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