This morning I woke before my alarm went off and could hear the rain falling outside. Most places have snow coming down and temperatures that start with a minus sign but not in Victoria. We have rain and cool temperatures without a minus sign. Since I can’t control the weather I just dress for it and make the most of it.
I left the house around 5:30am to go to the pool. When I arrived I saw Robynne and then Cyndy. I have worked with both of them before when I have been in different departments at Royal Roads. There were a bunch of keeners waiting to go through the gate because we were there before 6:00am. My plan for today was to swim laps like I had done yesterday but as I went into the pool area I saw a bunch of people grabbing the flotation belts. I asked one lady what everyone was doing and she said there was an aqua fit class happening. I grabbed a belt and joined in.
I had never done one of these classes before but I figured it couldn’t hurt to try. I got in the water and started to follow what the others were doing. They were swimming in a big circle which was the warm up I soon realized. There was a guy standing on the side of the pool who was the instructor and once we were all in the pool he started to give us instructions.
There were usually three to four different moves he had us do and we would repeat them three times. Some things we did were:
- running on a spot
- side, forward and back kicks
- high knees
- touching your toes
- keeping your toes out of the water and doing a forward and backward motion with your arms
- used floating weights and sometimes they were under the water to give resistance for various moves
- used flutter boards for resistance moves
The hour flew by and I had fun. By the time I was done I could feel my core burning and that surprised me. I struggled with some of the exercises while others weren’t as hard. When they were harder for me I wasn’t as quick doing them so I worked on making sure my form was correct. The class runs on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s so I will make them part of my weekly workouts for the next month to change things up some more.
Have you done an aqua fit class? How did you find it?