Mermaid Fitness is a unique fitness experience, offering participants the chance to find their own version of strong through body-awareness, self-empowerment and absolute joy!
Let us help you get yer fin on by bringing our mermaid pod to you at the facility of your choice! Price and location of private and semi-private lessons are determined on a case-by-case basis. E-mail email@example.com or call (989) 259-6752 to book your Mermaid Fitness experience today!
Our first open instructor training takes place this summer, June 2 - 3, 2018 in Midland, Michigan! Participants will receive over 8 hours of direct instruction, a hard copy of the Mermaid Fitness manual, catered lunches, and lots of extras. Become an official instructor of The Mermaid Workout and our children's program, MerKids. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Become an official Mermaid Fitness facility by sending at least two instructors to our open instructor training this year or by booking us to come to you for a small group on-site training customized for your organization. E-mail email@example.com for more information.
Come Join the Mermaid Workout.
This fusion-style class designed for adults integrates the healing practice of yoga, the core-tightening principles of pilates and barre, and the fluid cardio-fun of a deep-water aquatic experience. Participants will be utilizing a “Mermaid Tail” (monofin) and should know how to swim and be comfortable in and around the water.
Young swimmers can join the fun, fantasy-filled experience of MerKids.
MerKids is a fun, fantasy-filled fitness experience for younger swimmers incorporating monofin swimming, some basic aquatic yoga, barre strengthening and lots and lots of smiles! Participants should know how to swim and be comfortable in and around the water.
Be a fish on dry land.
Landlocked Mermaids is a dry land fitness class designed to strengthen your core and make you feel amazing. Classes are best on a beach, but can be offered in any dry land location indoors or outdoors.
We believe there is a difference between athletics and health. Though, athletics may help us achieve some aspects of health, our overall wellness is not determined merely by the abilities of our physical body. Athleticism may lead to lasting health but only if the mind and body are joined together in the common pursuit of self-love and self-care. We believe that true health begins in the mind and the heart with a spirit of self-love, self-acceptance and the endless courage it requires to continuously evolve. From there, the body can be appreciated, loved, healed and made ever more healthy.
We believe there is a time for “going hard” and a time for rest, relaxation and taking stock. It is the goal of Mermaid Fitness to help you journey toward that balance. More importantly, it is the goal of Mermaid Fitness to encourage you to enjoy yourself on that journey.
And why tails? Mermaids are an ancient symbol of power, strength, beauty and grace. All of these qualities seem to come naturally from their deep belief in themselves (and their strong tails, of course!). In this way, Mermaids embody true wellness. Aside from all of that, it’s just hella fun to slip on a tail and move through the water like it’s what your body was born to do! And with that mercilessly long tail lever, Mermaids have the strongest, tightest, hardest core of any creature on land or sea!
To take a Mermaid Workout℠ class contact us using the contact form below.
The short answer is: anybody and everybody!
The longer answer is that participants in the Mermaid Workout℠ should be comfortable in the water and possess basic swimming skills. For participants who are comfortable in the water but are not especially strong swimmers, we offer flotation devices and modifications so you can still join in the fun.
But what if I'm shy? If you’re just shy, we forgive you, because dammit! You’re adorable! There are plenty of shy Merpeople! If you’re one of these and feel drawn to the water anyway, please consider taking one of our private one-on-one sessions to discover your shy Mermaid style.
But what if dressing up like a Mermaid to workout just doesn’t sound that fun to me? Well, there’s very little we can do to help you but for goodness sake, please help yourself! Not sure if you got the memo but life is short. If being a Badass Mermaid just isn’t your thing, we urge you to at least find something that is: rock-climbing, bungee-jumping, scuba-diving, whatever. Just do something FUN with that awesomeness, big brain and amazing body of yours!
But what if I’m ashamed of my body or feel awkward about my body? Then, please, oh awesome one, take the time to read the following:
#1: you – exactly like you are – are beautiful.
#2: If you want to believe #1 then learning how to love yourself FIRST is key. This often takes more than will. Sometimes it takes therapists, counselors, new nutrition regimens, maybe supplements, self-help books, a lot of quality sleep, time to learn about yourself and the freedom to be yourself (and if you don’t have that freedom, the huge logistical shift it will probably take to get it). In short, it takes much more than Mermaid FitnessН itself can give you! But…
#3: Let us help by being part of your journey! Whether you can slip right into the water and we start swimming together today (you might consider one of our private one-on-one sessions) OR we need to work with you to transition slowly into the water, EVERYONE deserves to feel the shamelessness and beauty of being a Mermaid! Especially YOU!
We offer individual or small group private lessons of any of our fitness programs: The Mermaid Workout, MerKids, and Landlocked Mermaids.
The nature and cost of these lessons depends on your interests and location. Mermaid Fitness HQ is located in the northwest region of Michigan's lower penninsula. The farther we travel from HQ, the more the cost of private lessons will vary.
Please be in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or (989) 259-6752 to book your private Mermaid Fitness experience today!
Please note: This is a fitness experience. We are NOT professional mermaids to be hired for entertainment purposes. We think that kind of thing is fun and all, but that's just not us. Thank you for understanding.
Saturday, June 2nd
Mermaid Fitness Foundations, Classroom — 10am-noon; 1pm-2:30pm
(Catered lunch break noon-1pm)
Pool time — The Mermaid Workout 3-4pm
Saturday night PodTime Playtime
(30-min small group sessions in host Hotel pool, scheduled 6-9pm)
Sunday, June 3rd
Pool time — The Mermaid Workout, Merkids basics, Intro to Merswimming 10am-11:30am
Shower & catered lunch break 11:30am-1pm
Mermaid Fitness TailLife, Classroom 1-3pm
• 8 1/2 hours of direct instruction (3 hours in water, 5 1/2 hours in Classroom)
• Hardcopy Mermaid Fitness manual
• Catered lunches
• Official mermaid fitness instructor status for individual attendees (for 2 years)
• Official mermaid fitness facility status for facilities who send at least two instructors (for 2 years)
• Free individual & facility listings on our website for one year
• Wholesale discount on tails (including bulk orders, before & within 6 months of training)
• Lots of fun extras!
Early bird 20% discount by Feb 10th
10% discount between Feb 11th & Feb 28th
Full price, starting March 1st!
Don’t wait! Space is limited! Secure your spot by visiting the Mermaid Fitness Store today!
Book a room at our convenient host hotel where we’ll be swimming with our pods on Saturday night!
Best Western Valley Plaza Inn
5221 Bay City Rd, Midland, MI
To receive our group rate, let them know you’re joining The Mermaid Fitness Training.
An exciting adventure. A great cause. Stay tuned as there is more to come!
Mermaids are clearly taking over! Here are some links to our Mermaid Brethren around the world:
The Mermaid Club
Mermaid Kariel in Hawaii
The Philippines Mermaid Swimming Academy
Weeki Wachee’s Mermaid Camp in Florida
JustLuxe article asking if “Mermaid Workouts” could “Be the Next Big Trend in Fitness?” Mermaid Fitness says, “Hells Yes!”
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our April 2015 GoFundMe campaign! Finis Monofins were successfully purchased! Shiny new silver and blue skins, for adults and children are on their way! And Mermaid Fitness is almost ready to make Mermaids out of lucky Merpeeps everywhere! Eternal Mermaid Love to all of you who showed your belief in Mermaid Fitness! Endless gratitude. Mahalo and Namaste.
If you are going to join us for The Mermaid Workout℠, first of all, Yay! We can’t wait to see you. Second, here are some tips to feel prepared and successful for your first time in the tail:
Please only attend The Mermaid Workout℠ if you are comfortable in the water. A general ability to swim and keep yourself afloat in deep water is also necessary. For participants who feel comfortable in the water and can keep themselves afloat but aren’t the strongest swimmers, we can modify your experience by having you wear a flotation belt during the “play” (in-the-water) portion of the class.
Please wear a supportive one-piece bathing suit or tankini to The Mermaid Workout℠. You will be moving and bending and lifting and lengthening so a smaller-coverage, leisure swimsuit is not practical. Also, the tail you will be slipping on will go OVER your swim bottoms, not take the place of them. Generously gifted Mermaids (you know who you are) will also want to wear a Sports Bra under their bathing suit.
Yes, Mermaids are known to wear clam-shell bras and silly, cute unmentionables like that BUT those are just their leisure wear, Badass Mermaids wear real workout gear they can really move in.