Exercising is not only a healthy habit for many people, it is also a lifestyle. As more exercise related activities arise on social media, the trend continually grows. In fact, there are over 8,000 health and fitness apps available on the market today (TheGoodBody). With so much attention on the topic, many are looking for new and exciting ways to shake up their workouts. Recently, new forms of exercising have been growing in popularity that could change up your daily routine – mermaiding and aquacycling.
According to Iconoculture, mermaiding and aquacycling have been grabbing people’s attention who are looking for new ways to challenge themselves (Iconoculture, 2018). The aquatic workouts are meant to add a unique twist to otherwise mundane workouts. Mermaiding is where people strap on tails and engage their core for up to 45 minutes in a pool. Attendees suggest that mermaiding works your legs, core, and arms in ways that do not feel like working out. Aquacycling, another popular aquatic workout, is very similar to a spinning class except it is in the water. This exercise offers resistance training that some say dry-land workouts cannot provide. Both mermaiding and aquacycling are meant to be more fun than intensive.
If you have joint-issues or are struggling to get engaged in a regular exercise routine, mermaiding or aquacycling could be for you. Ace Fitness states that the buoyancy of water reduces the weight of a person by about 90%, making exercise in the water much easier. With these new aquatic workouts growing in popularity, it could be the right time to start an engaging new exercise routine.