Welp, this "Little Mermaid" Fitness Class Just Blew Our Mind

Glittery tail included


Pop quiz: Which Disney character has the best abs? If you guessed Ariel, you’re in luck. There’s a new workout trend that will help you get a super-toned mermaid bod without having to live under the sea for the next 20 years. But we’re sure you have other questions…

What exactly is "mermaid fitness"? It’s a type of exercise class in which you put on a glittery spandex tail with a bunch of other mermaids and mermen and swim around the pool.

Does it actually work? Swimming on its own is an excellent way to burn calories and build muscle, and by limiting the movement in your legs, you’ll be giving your core, butt and thighs an even more intense workout. Plus, it looks like the funnest thing ever.

Where can I take this magical class? Mermaid classes are currently being offered in Michigan, Toronto, Montreal and at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, but we imagine they’ll be popping up all over the U.S. in the next few months.

Wait, where do I get my tail? They’re typically provided by the class, but if you’re really serious about this whole mermaid thing, you can buy your own (and give it a whirl at home). Sorry, thingabmabobs aren’t included.

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Lindsay Champion

Freelance Editor

From 2015-2020 Lindsay Champion held the role of Food and Wellness Director. She continues to write for PureWow as a Freelance Editor.
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