Swimsuit season is upon us and between recovering from sinus infections, eating late dinners with my husband, my occasional wine consumption and having an afternoon snack off my kid’s dinner plates; my body is not ready for a bathing suit. How am I going to get in shape? Then a beautiful mermaid found me named Samantha Bense, one of the owners and instructors for aquaBelly®. She invited me to try aquaBooty™. She explained to me that the aquaBooty™ class takes place in the water and focuses on toning your core & booty to get your best body ever. AquaBooty™ mixes weight training, Pilates, dance, and aerobic exercise giving me a well-balanced, full body 50 minute fitness class. That’s what I needed!
So last week, I went for it. I found a class time that worked for me. I wore my Athena racer back top and board shorts. I brought plenty of water (I needed it), a towel, and a change of clothes.
My class was held at the Peter Blum Family YMCA of Boca Raton (no membership needed). They also have classes in Boynton Beach and soon in Delray Beach.
Disclaimer: Local Mom Scoop participated in a complimentary AquaBooty™ class. All opinions and reviews are my own.
While we were warming up in the covered heated pool, I was able to find out how aquaBelly® was started. It was founded in 2010 by Samantha and her partner Kristy Wexler who had been swim instructors working with young children. They noticed pregnant moms having a hard time keeping up with their toddle-aged children poolside. It was an “aha” moment. “When coupled with Kristy’s personal experience with high-risk pregnancies yet being permitted to work in the water by her Perinatologist because of the buoyancy and forgiving environment, created the foundation of aquaBelly®.” The aquaBelly® classes were a safe way for a mom-to-be to get in a workout. After such success with the aquaBelly® classes, the girls expanded and created aquaBooty™, aquaBelly Baby™ and aquaGrand™ classes.
On this day, I was doing the aquaBooty™ class which was supposed to:
Busts Belly Fat
Tighten The Booty
Increase Bone Density
Make ME Happy!
Samantha also let me know the class is a mix of different exercises, so l never get bored and she plays fun music to keep the momentum throughout the class. Most importantly, she keeps a close eye on me, so I get a great workout.
In addition to classes, aquaBelly® offers fitness evaluations, coaching, nutrition and meal planning, breast feeding coaching, as well as instructor trainings. The aquaBelly® fitness program is safe and effective for women during all stages of their adult lives. Click here to find out an aquaBelly® brunch menu.
I had an amazing workout and enjoyed being in the water. I definitely felt the burn the next day. Thanks aquaBelly®!