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Pool Exercises to Bring Out Your Inner Mermaid

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Many girls dream of being mermaids, playing with Ariel and swimming with the dolphins.  Now there is a way to live out your childhood fantasy, while getting your body ready for summer!  Introducing mermaid fitness: a fun way to exercise from the convenience of your backyard swimming pool.

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A Mermaid Fitness Routine for Your Backyard Pool

1.Tail tuck jump

In the swimming pool, move to an area of water that is shallow enough to stand in.  Hold a float or noodle in front of you with your arms extended (optional). Jump up, press your legs together, engage your core and raise your knees straight up to the level of your hips. Then, push your heels back down to the floor of the pool quickly to finish the rep. Continue this in quick succession. Perform 20 reps.

Where you will feel it: Your inner thighs and abs

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2. Tail float (2 pool lengths)

Position yourself in the swimming pool with the center of the pool noodle against the upper back of your body, the ends under each arm, and your hands on top for balance. Then, squeeze your legs together as you bring the hips, then knees, up all the way to the surface the water, allowing your mermaid tail follow in one fluid movement. Next, lower your hips and legs, once more letting your mermaid tail follow. Continue the movements until you get to the end of the swimming pool, turn and return to your starting point.

Where you will feel it: Your inner thighs, core, and quads

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 3. Mermaid crunches

Position yourself on the pool’s edge with your legs pressed together, the mermaid fin lifted, with knees bent so your calves are parallel to the surface of the pool. Extend your arms along your sides with the palms facing up. While maintaining this posture, lean backward, engaged your core and extend your legs.  Be sure to keep the mermaid fin above the water. Go back to starting position to finish the rep.

Where you will feel it: Your core and inner thighs  

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4. Oblique Tail tuck jump

In the swimming pool, move to an area of water that is shallow enough to stand in.  Hold a float or noodle in front of you for support (optional) and then press your legs together. Jump up and raise your knees to hip level by engaging your core, directing them to the left. Next, touch your heels back down to the floor of the pool, after that bring your knees back up, this time making sure they are directed towards the right. Go back to starting position to complete the rep. Continue, switching sides in quick succession. Perform 20 reps.

Where you will feel it: Your inner thighs, hamstrings, core, and quads

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