Since I joined the YMCA a couple of weeks ago I’ve been going to aquafit (or “splash class” as I affectionately call it), and I have to say — I love it!! I was hesitant to go as I’ve never really enjoyed fitness classes, but this is awesome!
There are a number of instructors that teach the splash class, and it changes each day. There’s one instructor that I especially like. He makes the classes so much fun — the time flies by and you hardly even remember that you are exercising. When I arrived at the pool today I was so happy to find out that he was leading today’s class. Hooray! About halfway through the class I moved a little more towards the back of the group so I could be in deeper water (deeper water = more resistance and a better workout). As I continued exercising at the back of the class I was really surprised to hear all the people around me criticizing the instructor. My first thought was “are they nuts? This guy is the best instructor at the Y!” My second thought was, “I guess the phenomenon of people sitting at the back of the class complaining happens no matter what the class and no matter who the instructor is. You can never please everyone!” I found this to be a strangely liberating thought to have as I stare down the start of another academic year.