As someone who has an affinity for merculture and all things maritime — and someone who is obsessed with group fitness — I couldn’t have had any more FOMO for the past two years since I first heard about the mermaid fitness pool workout. I had one goal: get to the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego and get. a. mermaid. tail. This year would finally be my chance to see what it was all about, so before I even had flights booked to San Diego, I reserved spots for myself and my best friends in the 8 a.m. Saturday mermaid fitness class (I know, I have really awesome friends. I hope they don’t hate me for constantly
forcefully bringing them to early a.m. weekend workouts. In mermaid tails.).
Imagine yourself living your best mermaid life in a cool pool, seaside on the sunny shore of San Diego — the sun sparkling on the water, the air just ever so slightly warm, and Demi Lovato’s “Sorry Not Sorry” playing in the background. You’re surrounded by your best friends, wearing a glittering, colorful mermaid tail in whatever hue speaks to your soul, and a “Lead Mermaid” fitness coach named Jessica is ready to kick your butt with some core exercises. It’s not too good to be true — it exists and it’s $25 on Coronado Island.